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8 Possible Causes for That Metallic Taste in Your Mouth

Tags: cancer treatments, chemotherapy, dementia, diabetes, kidney cancer, liver disease, oral health, pregnancy, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, radiation, vitamins and supplements

Does your mouth have the taste of old pennies? The condition is more common than you might think. Find out what might be giving your mouth a metallic taste.

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Dangers of Opioid Pain Relievers: What You Need to Know

Tags: addiction, chronic pain, medications, opiods and opiates, pain medication, Prescription Drugs, prescriptions, substance abuse

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.

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4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

Tags: aspirin, Headaches, migraine headaches, migraines, prescriptions, stress

Making changes to your diet, managing stress and taking supplements can prevent migraines and reduce their severity. Learn what you can do to help yourself without a prescription.


Opiates Kill More People Than Car Accidents (Video)

Tags: addiction, drug safety, drugs, medications, opioids, pain medication, prescriptions

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.

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4 Reasons You Should Go Digital for Health Records

Tags: e-prescribing, electronic health records, Electronic Medical Records, Future of Healthcare, prescriptions

If you’ve noticed your doctors using tablets in the exam room, don’t fret — they’re not playing games or watching Netflix. They’re using electronic health records, and you get the benefits.

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Do You Trust Your Doctor’s Prescriptions?

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When it comes to doctors’ relationships with pharmaceutical companies, Americans are skeptical. Here’s why transparency and safeguards matter.

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Chinese Herbs Can Be Good Medicine for You

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Centuries-old therapy with Chinese herbs can correct body imbalances. Check with your doctor before starting herbal therapy to improve cold or flu symptoms, energy, digestion, sleep, menopausal symptoms or fertility.

Antibiotic prescriptions for kids are decreasing due to concerns about overuse.

Fewer Kids Being Prescribed Antibiotics

Tags: antibiotics, child safety, grwoing pains of parenting, prescriptions

The over-prescribing of antibiotics for kids has been a worry for both parents and doctors because of the drugs’ side effects and a possible buildup of resistance to them. But a new study shows fewer kids are getting them.

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Guide for Parents: Avoid Medication Mistakes (Infographic)

Tags: child safety, infographic, medications, overdose, pain medication, prescription drug, prescriptions

Are you giving your child the right amount of medicine at the right time for a fever, headache or cold? The consequences can be serious. Reference our easy-to-read guide to help your child feel better, fast.

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Making Prescriptions Safer for You

Tags: allergy prevention, blood test, health screenings, prescriptions

Your DNA reveals how you react to some drugs. Learn how Cleveland Clinic is putting this information at doctors’ fingertips.