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What Are the Side Effects of Prescription Sleeping Pills?

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Side effects have bedeviled prescription sleep medications since scientists began tinkering in their labs more than a century ago. Chloral hydrate, a...

Pharmacogenetics: What It Is And Why You Need to Know

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person's response to drugs. This relatively new field allows us to combine pharmacology and genomics to develop effective and safe medication dosages which are specific to an individual's DNA makeup. This means minimizing side effects from the drugs!

Nina Bahadur

8 Women On When Antidepressants Killed Their Sex Drives

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women

Women are two and a half times more likely than men to take an antidepressant medication -- and for many, it's affecting their sex lives. Accordin...

So You've Had Cancer and a Heart Attack -- What Now?

Bret Hoekema | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Show Me the Money

Seporah Raizer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

It's shrinking the cancer, but it's also shrinking my sense of who I am and definitely who I used to be. I was very active before cancer, and now I need to rest after going to the grocery store.

7 Tips to Nourish Your Body During Chemo

Robyn Stoller | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Robyn Stoller

Good nutrition is important, especially if you have cancer. The challenge for many is that chemotherapy can wreak havoc on your ability to eat.

5 Frightening, Lifesaving Things to Know About CT Scans, Side Effects, Blood and Cancer

Paul Sanderson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

My wife Briggs was driven so far down by chemotherapy for her advanced rectal cancer. Yet in the book I wrote in her memory, Briggs: Love, Cancer...

6 Tips About Breakthrough Drugs: For Example, Should Breast Cancer Patients Try to Get Palbociclib?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Breakthrough drugs are widely covered in the media. After hearing about these new drugs, patients and their families are always asking me how they can get access to the new medicine or participate in a clinical trial of the new drug. Let's look at a current example.

Health Care Advice That Can Save Your Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research My friend Barry just got out of the hospital, four months after having an a...

Looking Depression In the Face: Botox as Antidepressant

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.

When to Say Goodbye to the Pill

Bustle | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Bustle

I knew it was bad when I began contemplating ways to end my own life. Looking back now, this jump in my thought process seems startling, scary, and just plain irrational. But it completely took over my mind.

Your Partner's Low T Rx: What Women and Children Should Know and Do

John La Puma M.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
John La Puma M.D.

Prescription testosterone is unnecessary and dangerous for women and children, not just most men. Very few medical prescriptions given to a man affect a female partner and family so intimately and affect desired intimacy and passion in just the wrong way.

Made-Up Disease

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ask your doctor. You may be suffering from Made-Up Disease....

How to Juice-Cleanse Like a Motherf*cking Champ

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 03.05.2014 | Comedy
Jolie Jenkins

If you're meeting up with friends, bring your green juice "dinner." Not only will it give you a chance to talk about your juice-cleanse (see above), it will remind others that they are not as good as you. Lead by example!

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

Movie Review: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So many films today seem to carry the same references to earlier work, indicating the influences that shaped the filmmaker in his work. But references are one thing; using those references for fresh inspiration is something else.

5 Unexpected Side Effects Of 5 Common Medications

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Some popular drugs may spark odd, unexpected reactions, like color blindness, deja vu and even compulsi...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 2 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

The results from this study may never benefit me directly, as FDA approvals take forever, but I participated because someone, someday, may be helped due to this small choice I've made.

For Some Women With Breast Cancer, a Long Time on Tamoxifen

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

My concern may seem technical, or trivial, but it is neither: It applies to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide who, every year, are trying to make informed choices about treatment of the most common form of breast cancer.

Pop A Pill, Stop Worrying About Death?

Posted 04.19.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/17/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in some pain relievers like Tyl...

Harmful 'Side Effects'

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Frank Spinelli

As a gay youth, I looked to movies for guidance, but gays were often portrayed as laughable sissies or, worse, as dangerous psychopaths. The gay psycho killer may seem like a cliché now, but it lives again in Side Effects, a new film by Steven Soderbergh.

When Cancer Takes Your Hair

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I still remember it vividly. It was the morning of the day where I had my hair shaved off for the first time, after which I told myself, "Never again." And yet here I am... again... doing this by choice.

7 Acupuncture Side Effects That You Should Know About

Sara Calabro | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Calabro

There are other, less-pleasant side effects of acupuncture. None are life-threatening, and all typically are fleeting. Still, they are good to be aware of so that if you do experience them, you know they're normal and nothing to be too concerned about.

Popcorn Preview: Side Effects

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Side Effects (2013) Cast includes: Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Channing Tatum (Magic Mike), Jude Law (Enemy at the Gates), Ca...