We hear a lot about opioid pain medications in the news these days. That's because over the past two decades there has been widespread abuse of this class of drugs. Learn more about these powerful medications and some of the shocking usage statistics.
If your physician asks you how many alcoholic drinks you consume every day, there’s good reason to be precise. If you are taking medication, consuming alcoholic drinks regularly could create serious health problems.
Heart patients should know risks of taking aspirin, NSAID pain relievers and some antibiotics. Studies show these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, arrhythmia and more.
You can’t predict when a natural disaster or emergency will strike. What you can do is prepare for it in case it does.
Doctors treat hair loss in lupus patients with medications such as steroid lotions or prednisone. Talk to your doctor early to best manage the condition.
For people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), medications that control symptoms are often costly. The good news is that as patents expire, it opens the possibility for generic versions to become available.
Pericarditis disables otherwise healthy young adults after injury or infection. New drugs offer hope when repeat bouts of the inflammatory disease resist traditional treatment.
Opiates are the major cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Accidental overdoses from opiates, including codeine, morphine and heroin, kill more people than automobile and other motor vehicle accidents.
Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.
If you have urinary incontinence, certain diuretics, pain relievers, antidepressants, alpha blockers, sedatives or sleeping pills may be the cause. Ask your doctor about other treatment options.