4 Medication Safety Tips to Avoid Deadly Mistakes

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

Should everyone be on cholesterol medicine?

“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?

Driving under the influence of prescription, over-the-counter medications could be dangerous

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

You Have the Right to Remain Healthy…If You Just Take This Medication

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