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How Your Genes Influence What Medicines Are Right for You

The Conversation US | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Pharmacists, physicians and researchers have tried for decades to understand why the same medication, at the same dose, can work well for some people but not for others, or why some people need higher or lower doses of the same drug, or why some people have side effects, while others do not.

Lethal Injection Executions Could Stop Today

Angus Wong | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Angus Wong

Lethal injection as a means of execution could soon meet its own demise on March 28 when the nation's pharmacists will gather in Orlando, FL, for the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.

10 Steps You Should Take Now to Protect Your Health in 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You need to take charge of your medical care now more than ever. If you do this well, you will have confidence in the future. Letting things just happen around you may lead to bad decisions, serious undiagnosed illness, suffering, disability, and sometimes even death.

Cobra: Health Insurance in Snake's Clothing

Tamar Abrams | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

I give you Cobra - the health insurance - formally known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. It is a fairly well known way for work...

Social Media Health: Does Transparency and 'Social' Trump Your Privacy?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

There are some health care professionals who refuse to engage in social media, and there are others who have mastered it. And yet there are some who just don't understand it.

Court Allows Pharmacists' Emergency Contraception Case To Proceed

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - The Illinois Supreme Court has dealt a blow to a rule requiring pharmacies to dispense emergency contraception. Lower courts had dismissed ...

Political Rock: A Prescription For Upheaval

Good Magazine | Lindsay Ballant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The apogee of protest rock might well have come on May 15, 1970. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young recorded "Ohio" in a Los Angeles record studio--a son...