Yes, we are a species that uses substances to improve our quality of life. Often, we have evidence to back up the claims of what these substances will do.
One in five men and one in four women in the United States are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, and most people who have it don’t know it. Find out how you can protect your kidney function.
Because over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are taken without the help of a doctor, it’s especially important that you read the label. Here are some tips for decoding the labels on your medications.
When we take them at the right dosage and under a physician’s care, drugs offer many benefits. It’s also important to be aware of possible side effects. Below, find commonly used drugs and some caveats about their use. OTC pain meds, prescriptions and supplements Over-the-counter medicines, common prescriptions, and nutritional supplements can have serious effects … Read More
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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 of common remedies such as Tylenol® or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), including aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve® and Advil®. Hong Shen, MD, a pain management specialist at Cleveland Clinic, cautions that using … Read More
The runny nose, cough, headache, fever and discomfort of acute sinusitis can be tough on your child — and on you as parents. The first thing many parents think of? Get the kid some antibiotics. But sometimes antibiotics aren’t appropriate. Diagnosing bacterial sinusitis in children can be difficult. The symptoms may not be from bacterial … Read More