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How Mixing Medicine and Alcohol Can Harm You

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

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Use This Emergency First-Aid Kit Checklist to Be Prepared

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

Drugs Can Help You with Lupus-Related Hair Loss (Video)

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