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Medications

New Guide: A Sane Approach to Psychiatric Drugs

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Millions of people believe that psychiatric medications have saved their lives, while millions of others report that their psychiatric medications were unhelpful or made things worse. All this can result in mutual disrespect for different choices.

The Best Way To Manage Your Hypertension

Samuel J. Mann, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Samuel J. Mann, M.D.

As a hypertension specialist, I advocate healthy diet, reduction of sodium intake, and exercise, as a means to avoid or reduce medication. However, most people end up requiring medication, which is helping millions live a longer and healthier life.

Study Finds Many Older People Are Being Prescribed The Wrong Drugs

Posted 08.23.2012 | Fifty

One in five medications used by people older than 65 are prescribed inappropriately in primary care settings, which can cause adverse reactions, acco...

Help! I am Going to Turn into a Man!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.08.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

We just returned from our first weekend away from home since my husband's stroke 20 months ago.

I NEED ADVICE: 'My Husband And I Can No Longer Support His Mother'

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.07.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior: What resources can you recommend for locating government assistance programs for seniors? My husband and I have been helping support his mother for the past three years and we can't afford to do it any longer.

Are These Drugs Over Prescribed And Under Delivering?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When it comes to benefits, psychiatric medications hold their own when compared with general medical medications in the treatment of a great number of diseases that affect so many people.

Medication Shortages Surge To Record In 2011

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 03.04.2012 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. — The number of new prescription drug shortages in 2011 shot up to 267, well above the prior record and about four times the numbe...

Prepare Yourself In Case Of Emergency

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Climate-related disasters give us little or no time to think about our medications, because we are focused on protecting our family, the property and staying safe.

What Patients Can Do To Avoid Medication Errors

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

Unfortunately, too-few experts offer the following advice: People can -- and should -- simply reduce the number of medications they need.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Because there's no single cause for alopecia, many myths have emerged to explain it, along with a raft of specious cures.

Drug Companies Paying Shady Doctors For Endorsements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pharmaceutical companies are paying doctors with questionable records millions of dollars to endorse their drugs, Propublica reports. According to ...

Heartless Science

Loraine Boyle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Loraine Boyle

Being in a controlled trial means the participants are randomly assigned either an old drug or the new one in order to find out its benefits or risks. In the fast-changing world of medication, the FDA needs to revise the protocol.

Why Don't Patients Take Their Meds?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

A good chunk of those beautifully printed, fully legible prescriptions never make it to the drug store to be converted into actual pills.

Is That a Health Lie? Translation Please.

Denise Brodey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Denise Brodey

Uncertainty is rampant when it comes to health purchases. Americans are becoming a hint more skeptical.

Who's The Crazy One: Dealing With Psychiatrists

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first real spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, used to explain that while one's true, essential self was eternally pure and whole, our temporal personalities might still need the occasional tune-up.

Self-Care = Earth Care

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

What's good for our bodies is good for the planet -- and what's bad for the earth is bad for our health.

Pharmaceutical Drug Pushers Lead to National Overdose

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

I only hope that some woman is lucky enough to be with a man who becomes afflicted with one side effect Viagra claims, a condition known as priapism, ...

Chocolate or Pills Which Is Worse for Pets?

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindy Letchworth

The ASPCA has reminded us pet lovers that certain valentine treats can be harmful to our furry companions.

Anger and Your Inner Warrior

Natalia Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Rose

Anger is the desire to protect. It is not some dark, evil emotion that we should shun. Yet, when we suppress it, anger waits for an opportunity to express itself out of its original context.

More Bad News About Osteoporosis Drugs

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

Kudos to the New York Times for bringing up the issue and pointing out the risk of bisphosphonate drugs that are supposed to save you from fractures.

Solving America's Healthcare Crisis, One State at a Time

Doug Bremner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bremner

Competition and the private marketplace is not the best approach for healthcare. You just think it is because you've been listening to a bunch of fruit-loops like Rush Limbaugh and Neil Boortz.