Sick kids often will pass on taking pills and liquid medicine, even if they know it will make them feel better. Here is expert advice from Deb Lonzer, MD on helping your child to take medicine.
Nearly 6 million people in the U.S. are living with their heart not pumping properly, but there are several new medications emerging that provide better treatment options.
Let’s face it, men: It’s tough keeping on top of all the health and medical advice out there. We’ve put together a list of timeless tips that can help keep you on top of your health game.
More and more, we are hearing about the use and abuse of opioid pain medications in recent years. Experts say the widespread abuse of this class of drugs started more than two decades ago. Across the country today, healthcare authorities are paying much more attention to the problem, and doctors are taking this into consideration … Read More
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. But a recent analysis of data from more than 26,000 adults age 20 and older showed that more than 40 percent of … Read More
If you’re being treated for a heart condition, medicine cabinet staples such as aspirin and ibuprofen may not be good for you. The same goes for certain antibiotics. Studies have found that these common medications can increase risk of bleeding, clotting, arrhythmia and even death for some heart patients. Know the risks before you take: … Read More
You can’t predict when a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard will strike. What you can do is prepare for it in case it does. Having the right medical supplies, basic items and an emergency plan to coordinate with family members will help make dealing with damage from a severe storm a little more … Read More
About six out of 10 lupus patients experience hair loss, which can be both physically disfiguring and emotionally trying at a time when they’re battling a host of other symptoms. This hair loss occurs due to the body rejecting the hair follicles, not because of emotional or physical stress. In this video, rheumatologist Howard R. Smith, MD, describes … Read More
Updated 4/17/2015 For people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), medications are often costly. The good news is that as patents expire, it opens the possibility for generic versions to become available. Generic medications are cheaper for consumers, and that’s a big help. But they also must be equally safe and effective. In the case of the … Read More
New medications may provide new options for pericarditis patients, including those in their teens. A common cause of chest pain in young patients, pericarditis is an inflammation of the sac or lining of the heart. Recurrent pericarditis can occur in up to 30 percent of pericarditis patients. Some patients don’t respond well to traditional medications … Read More