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Right Drug, Wrong Dose? What to Do If You've Been Given the Wrong Medication

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Over 770,000 medication mistakes occur every year, contributing to approximately 7,000 deaths in the United States. And when it comes to medications,...

To Medicate or Not to Medicate

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

As many people who know me know, I am an advocate for both Western and Eastern/natural medicine or healing applications. I will not tell you to stop taking your medication. I will tell you that there are tools and prescriptions available to you that have no side effects that allow you to get you off your medications or at the very least, lower the dosages.

Part 1: Do You Have Adult ADHD? A Psychiatrist Explains How You Can Tell

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

After reading the criteria and the symptoms, if you believe you may have ADHD you should speak with your primary care doctor or establish an evaluation with a psychiatrist.

Buried in Pills

Medical Discovery News | Posted 01.20.2017 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News Have you ever heard doctors referred to as "pill pushers"? While medical professional...

Do You Monitor Your Breast Cancer Medications?

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

We must always be proactive when it comes to monitoring our medications and thoughtful when it comes to what we choose to use in combination with them. It could be a matter of life and death in an area that has nothing to do with our breast cancer.

Technology to Improve Our Lives

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 01.04.2017 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

While there are innovative new technologies focused on keeping us entertained, what is most impactful are the technologies focused on improving our lives and keeping us healthy.

Pill Splitting Dos and Don'ts

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Pill splitting -- literally cutting them in half -- has become a popular way to save on pharmaceutical costs but you need to talk to your doctor or pharmacist first, because not all pills can be split.

Should Your Blood Pressure Be Lowered to 120?

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

Studies show, and my patients confirm to me, that most doctors don't do this, yielding BP readings that are misleadingly higher. If your SBP is over-read this way, you are at greater risk of over-treatment and harm than were the study patients. The risk of harm may be higher in the real world than in the study.

Love Is the Miracle that Helped Me Deal With My Daughter's Depression

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 10.28.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

The doctor turned to me. "Did you know she had been considering suicide?" Unable to speak, I simply shook my head. I had seen marks on her wrists a few weeks before, and she had said something about scissors.

Labeling Suicide 'Selfish' Is Just Stupid

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Montgomery

My daughter has schizoaffective disorder. She is also happy, incredibly smart, funny, creative, nerdy, talented, so very kind and a good soul. She is not her illness.

What Happens When You Take Antibiotics With Alcohol?

Thrillist | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Lee Breslouer Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist You know how your doctor's all, "Don't drink while you're on this medication I just p...

How Should Clinicians Discuss the Side Effects of Medications?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice.

Ridding the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Zane Rubin | Posted 08.18.2016 | Teen
Zane Rubin

The line between getting beaten down by the experience of human existence, and having a mental illness always seems to move. I know I lie toward the ill side, and yet I feel very wary to find the antidote to said illness. What if medication doesn't work?

How to Reduce Your Medication Costs

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.17.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a variety ways you can reduce your out-of-pocket medication expenses without sacrificing quality. Here are a few strategies that can help, whether you are covered by employer-based health insurance, a health plan on the individual marketplace, or a private Medicare Part D drug policy.

Just Come to Jesus

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I don't think it is diminishing Christ's power for anyone to use whatever other possibilities exist to improve themselves physically or mentally. I don't think that it means a lack of faith or a lack of understanding in the bounty of the Atonement to try to lift yourself up to receive it.

From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Putignano

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.

10 Ways to Get the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Kathy C. Maupin MD | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathy C. Maupin MD

If you prepare for your doctor's visit ahead of time and actively participate with your doctor in your care, then you will have fewer questions about what you are to do next, and you will not feel like you are at the mercy of the "medical system" that seems to rush through everything.

Outrage of the Month: FDA Makes Major Blunder After Approving Drug for Rare Sleep Disorder

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Michael Carome, M.D.

Federal regulators are human, and, like everyone else, they make mistakes. The public reasonably expects that, upon discovering a significant mistake, regulators will take appropriate action to correct it.

Post Op Pain: You Don't Have to Suffer From It

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Suffering from pain after surgery is one of the most feared experiences in medical care. Yet this fear is unnecessary. Why? Because pain is largely preventable. Here's what you can do to prevent pain after your surgery.

10 Things Those With Breast Cancer Need To Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My cousin, Martha, is one of the toughest women I know. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor who has refused to think about statistics and just keeps going and going. I asked her if she had any advice for others who may have just started on their journey and this is what she said.

Daniel Marans

After Baltimore Unrest Closes Pharmacies, City Helps Residents Access Medication

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

The Baltimore City Health Department continues to provide assistance to thousands of primarily elderly and disabled city residents whose access to ess...

Why I Chose Anti-Anxiety Medication

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 05.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Elli Thompson Purtell

Anxiety can make you a prisoner to your own mind. It exhaustively beats your spirit to a pulp. It doesn't go away no matter what you try and how badly you want to change. When decided upon thoughtfully and responsibly, medication can be a lifesaver.

Depression: A Disease Lurking in the Shadows

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marcel Hidalgo

Vince Grant has got the blues -- not the genre; he really has the blues. His new indie pop/rock EP starts with "Melancholia" and from there the next f...

How to Keep Up With Your Medications

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Anybody who juggles multiple medications can relate to the problem of forgetting to take a medication, or not remembering whether they already took it. This is especially true for people who take medications at varying times of the day.

Talking to Teens About Medicine Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

While it is a scary day for any parent whose child may have gotten into medicine or taken medicine incorrectly, the more prepared you are, the better you can help protect your child.