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  • Pain Management: The New Approach September 25, 2018

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    Fewer Pills, Lower Doses, More Vigilance: The New Approach to Pain Management

    It’s hard to imagine a medical crisis more widely discussed, dissected and debated in the last two years than opioid abuse. As a result, clear action steps have been taken, including retooling of ... Continue Reading

  • The Painful New Reality of Opioid Prescriptions November 20, 2017

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    Nothing erodes the quality of life faster than pain and unfortunately more than half of American adults report they live with it on a chronic, recurring basis. That makes it easy to understand why, when seemingly safe, effective ... Continue Reading

  • Unlocking the Genetic Code: Spotlighting Pharmacogenomics November 20, 2017

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    This is the first in a series exploring some of the most promising advances inspired by the Human Genome project. From the burgeoning field of pharmacogenomics to consumer genetic testing such as 23 and Me, the time from discovery ... Continue Reading

  • Prescriptions: Take Exactly as Directed August 19, 2014

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    Look inside your medicine cabinet at your prescription bottles and ask: Have I read the label, stickered warnings and instructions? Have I discarded medications past their expiration dates? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 80 percent of patients do ... Continue Reading

  • Food/Drug Interaction Awareness April 27, 2011

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    For some of us, an increase in the use of prescription drugs might be a rite of passage as we age. For others who live with a chronic illness, taking several prescription drugs daily is routine. In any circumstance, patients should ... Continue Reading

  • Statins – Offering a viable option for improving a cholesterol profile August 27, 2010

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    With heart disease the single leading cause of death in America and stroke the third leading cause, the use of statins offers many patients viable treatment and prevention options not previously available.

    Controlling your cholesterol level is an important factor in maintaining good health. Cholesterol ... Continue Reading

  • Aspirin? Tylenol? Advil? Aleve?…What’s the difference? June 27, 2010

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    You’ve no doubt heard the question, “Does anyone have an aspirin?” Most of the time, people don’t have a particular brand in mind, just as people ask for a Kleenex when they want a tissue or Xerox when they want to make a copy. ... Continue Reading

  • Shingles Vaccine January 27, 2010

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    You’ve probably had chickenpox. Perhaps your parents even exposed you to the virus as a small child, when you were likely to have a mild case and be done with it. However, the virus remains dormant in your body throughout your lifetime, and could ... Continue Reading

  • Medications – What you should know! January 27, 2010

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    Here are some common medication questions—with answers!

    Are generics and branded drugs identical?

    Patients wonder why generics don’t look or taste the same as branded drugs, and they worry about generics’ side-effects. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “The active ingredient (in generic drugs) ... Continue Reading