Should I Still Be Taking My Cholesterol Lowering “Statin” Prescription Drug My Doctor Prescribed?

12 Mar 2012
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The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently issued a new safety alert for ‘high dose statin’ drugs prescribed by Doctors to lower cholesterol in patients at risk for heart disease. The FDA named the prescription drugs Crestor (rosuvastatin), Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), and Pravachol (pravastatin), as well as the combination drug Vytorin (zetia/simvastatin) in the safety alert. The warning stated that the use of these drugs in high doses may be linked to memory loss, diabetes, and muscle pain. This was a general statement derived from a recent review of many different studies that were all part of the Women’s Health Initiative. The conclusions made from the analysis of these.

Teen Depression: How Parents Can Help Prevent This By Promoting Physical And Mental Health

05 Mar 2012
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Teen depression is a serious problem that can cause long-lasting physical and emotional problems. By promoting your child’s physical and mental health, you can help him or her handle stressful situations that might trigger teen depression. There is no single cause of teen depression. Genetics and environment may play a role. Some teens are more prone to depression than others: Children of depressed parents. Children who have anxiety or behavior problems. Teen girls may be more vulnerable than teen boys. Children with health problems, stress or the loss of an important person in their life. Teens dealing with depression are more likely to experience teen pregnancy, abuse drugs and alcohol,.

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help You Lose Weight And Lower Your Blood Sugar Too?

27 Feb 2012
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Apple cider vinegar as been marketed in the United States in a variety of forms: Acetic acid Apple cider vinegar plus honey cocktail Tablets Cider vinegar In combination with supplements, botanicals, and food products Apple cider vinegar is made by pulverizing apples into a slurry and juice pulp, adding yeast and sugar to produce acetic acid. Purported uses: Weight loss Lower glucose levels in diabetics Arthritis Asthma Colitis Food poisoning Gastrointestinal and skin problems Lower cholesterol Dosage: 2 tablespoons in a cup of water 3 times a day (total dose 2800mg daily) Recent preliminary studies have shown apple cider vinegar to lower postprandial and fasting glucose levels in type 2.

How Does Your Doctor Keep Track Of Prescriptions Written For Drugs That Are Controlled By The DEA?

13 Feb 2012
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You may have been prescribed a pain, anxiety, insomnia or stimulant medication that is monitored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). These medications are called ‘controlled substances’ as they require your Doctor to have a specific prescription license to write for these. The reason why the have to have this special certificate is these medications have potential for causing problems with abuse, dependence and addiction. Definitions: Drug abuse is the deliberate use of a medication beyond a Doctor’s prescription. Drug dependence occurs when the body develops tolerance to the drug meaning higher doses are needed for the same effect. Drug addiction occurs when a person has drug dependence but also.

Recreational Noise: Are You Using Your iPod/Ear Buds At Too High A Volume?

13 Feb 2012
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There are over 175 million iPod users in the world today. Blasting your iPod or another portable music player has now been shown to cause temporary and possibly permanent hearing loss. Occupational noise exposure can lead to noise-induced hearing loss but less is known about the long term and short term effects of recreational noise. Here are some of the facts we’ve learned from the University of Colorado and the Children’s Hospital of Boston research: Many people assume there device has a maximum volume default setting that is safe. Current devices will produce noise up to 115 dB at maximum volume, the level of noise from a chainsaw or rock.