Here’s the scenario: You have a nasty headache, so you pop your over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication of choice. Your headache improves and you’re happy that you don’t feel as bad as you did before you took it. But then, you get a headache the next day, so you take it again. And so on and … Continue reading Medication overuse headaches: How to break the cycle
I never wanted to believe it would happen to me. Oh sure, I was warned it would happen, but I always felt it would only happen to those other doctors. Those doctors don’t have my patients. My patients are invested in their care and motivated to do well. However, the studies don’t lie. It’s universal. … Continue reading 11 Reasons You ‘Forget’ to Take Your Medication
Do you take medications on a regular basis? Chances are you do. More than 80 percent of American adults rely on one or more medications to stay well, but if these medications aren’t taken properly, serious problems can occur. In fact, each year adverse drug reactions account for 120,000 hospitalizations and 70,000 emergency department visits. … Continue reading 4 Medication Safety Tips to Avoid Deadly Mistakes
Find out the differences between the two and how to choose what’s best for you You’re about to go on a first date. When your date comes to the door, he is holding a bouquet of roses. You are instantly impressed that he has taken the time to stop by one of those expensive florists … Continue reading Generic vs. brand name drugs
“If you’re not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon,” says Matt Sloane of CNN in a recent article regarding some new cholesterol treatment guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. The recently released guidelines are set to change the way high-cholesterol individuals are treated and … Continue reading Should everyone be on cholesterol medicine?
When adults aged 50 years and older suffer a hip fracture, their risk of death increases anywhere between 5.75 percent to 7.95 times in the following three months! Those who survive the injury often continue to have trouble moving around and taking care of themselves, and may require placement in a nursing home. The risk … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prevent Hip Fractures
The cold that has been dogging you for days has finally caught up with you. Your throat is killing you and you feel feverish. All you have in the medicine cabinet is Nyquil, but you have to get some relief before you head off to work. You make the decision to take a swig of … Continue reading Driving under the influence of prescription, over-the-counter medications could be dangerous
Dr. Terry Rascoe explores why patients don’t follow prescription medical regimens Reaching for the bottle of aspirin inside the medicine cabinet, something catches your eye—that little orange bottle with the accusing white label. Lonely pills stacked one on top of the other, never to fulfill their life’s purpose. Not only did you waste your money … Continue reading You Have the Right to Remain Healthy…If You Just Take This Medication