Boomers And The Risks of “Polypharmacy”

Many people may not know that prescribed medications have potential side effects. But knowing about the side effects of medications, as well as how they may interact with each other, is very important information – especially for boomers.

For Each Prescription You Take, Consider Adopting a Healthy Habit

Recent research has suggested that healthy lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of death, including in people who take multiple medications.

The Tragic Story Of Elijah McClain Makes Us Wonder, What Exactly Is Ketamine?

Ketamine is a strong anesthetic commonly used in veterinary medicine. It is also used in human medicine to put patients asleep for surgery or for pain management.

Cryotherapy Could Help Fight America’s Opioid Epidemic

The mother in this article discusses her experience with having her teenage son’s wisdom teeth pulled. Before the procedure was even done, the dentist prescribed her son Percocet, an opioid.

Think Tylenol is Harmless? Your Liver May Beg to Differ!

If you are a parent of teenage children, one of your main concerns may be your kids being exposed to alcohol and drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), which is used to treat pain and reduce fever, is probably not something that you are too worried about.

Death of Rising Rap Star Opens Up Discussion Once Again About America’s Opioid Epidemic

The recent death of rapper Jarad Higgins, more commonly known by his rap name as Juice Wrld, is hard to digest in more ways than one. Not only because it’s incredibly tragic (he was just 21), but also because the way he died is very complicated and troubling.

Know What Nutrients Our Prescription Drugs Deplete From Our Bodies To Reduce Side Effects

At some point in our lives, we will find it necessary to take prescription drugs. They are necessary for our healthy lives too. And when we do, we have to be aware of the necessary nutrients they deplete from our bodies so we can work with a competent health care provider to replace them. We can replace those nutrients through diet, quality supplements or intravenously.

Taking Metformin to Manage Your Diabetes? Make Sure Your Doctor Checks Your Vitamin B12 Levels!

If you have type 2 diabetes, the odds are you are taking the prescription medicine metformin to help manage it. Also known by the brand names Glucophage, Carbophage, Riomet, Fortamet, Gluformin and Diaformin, among others, metformin is believed to be the world’s most prescribed antidiabetic medication since it first appeared in scientific literature almost 100 years ago. Metformin became commercially available in the United Kingdom in the late 1950s, in Canada in the early 1970s and in the United States in 1995.

Did Your Pediatrician Just Write Your Child a Prescription for Obesity?

There is a worldwide obesity epidemic, and recent data shows a significant number of children as young as five years of age and under are obese. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of overweight or obese infants and young children (aged 0 to 5 years) increased from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million in 2016.

Antibiotics & Your Gut: Make Sure the Good Guys Don’t Finish Last

Depending on your age, health status, diet, medications and overall lifestyle, your gut microbiomes are essentially ever-changing landscapes of living organisms (trillions of them!). As with any community, both good and bad bacteria reside in your gut. And whether your gut has more of the ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ may depend on your health and lifestyle.

What “Breaking Bad” Failed to Mention About Meth

Much attention has been directed at America’s massive opioid problem. And as a result, the issue of methamphetamine (meth) abuse in the U.S. has probably fallen to the wayside.

Let’s Be Proactive About Fentanyl

Angela Kennecke is a news reporter who reported for years about the opioid epidemic in America. Unfortunately, she became directly affected by the very problem she had dedicated her career to informing people about. Kennecke’s daughter recently died due to a fentanyl overdose.

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