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You Can Manage Your Pain Without Medications

Tags: chronic pain, diet, exercise, medications, pain

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.


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Are Your Medications Causing or Increasing Incontinence?

Tags: antidepressant, bladder, diuretics, hypertension, incontinence, medications, overactive bladder, pain medication, prostate, sleep, urine, urine leakage

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.


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Your Heart and the Big 4 Med Types to Avoid

Tags: abnormal heart beat, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, medications, news, prevention

All medications and supplements, no matter how seemingly harmless, should be discussed with your cardiologists first. Learn which medications to be wary of.


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Medication Not Working? Your DNA May Explain Why (Infographic)

Tags: codeine, genomics, medication, medications, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenomics

A drug that worked wonders for your neighbor triggers nasty side effects in you — or triggers no effects at all. Learn why certain drugs come with special warnings and tests.


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Can Medication Help With Your Child’s Autism?

Tags: ADHD, ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, autism spectrum disorder, medication, medications

When aggression, self-injury or other symptoms get in the way of your child’s social and academic development, medications offer extra help.


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How to Avoid Surprising Risks of OTC Pain Medications

Tags: chronic pain, fruits and vegetables, healthy weight, heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, medications, NSAIDs, over the counter medications OTC, pain medication, stroke, ulcers, vitamins and supplements

For common, occasional aches and pain, an over-the-counter oral medication often does the trick. But experts warn people with chronic, ongoing pain to avoid long-term use. Find other options for long-term pain.


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Avoid Grocery or Pharmacy Clinics for Your Kids’ Care

Tags: inflammatory bowel disease, medications, pharmacy

Clinics at groceries and pharmacies may be convenient, but they're the wrong place for kids' care, say pediatricians. Here's why retail-based clinics can't substitute for consistent pediatric care.


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Tips for Parents: Managing Medications at Home

Tags: child safety, growing pains of parenting, medications

Keep these medications on hand and store them properly so you’ll be prepared for your child’s common aches, pains and illnesses throughout the year.


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Kids and Codeine: Why Genetics Matter for Medication

Tags: children's health, medications, pain, pain management, pain medication, personalized healthcare, pharmacogenetics

The FDA issued a boxed warning for codeine prescribed to children after tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy. It’s the perfect example of how genetics matter when prescribing medication.


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Heart Meds and the Foods We Eat

Tags: cholesterol, diabetes, enews, exercise, healthy diet, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, medications

Don’t undermine the effectiveness of your heart medications. Taking one pill cannot save us from bad habits. Find out what you need to do for a healthier heart.