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Manage Multiple Medications to Prevent Harmful Interactions

Ask your pharmacist

It's best to use one pharmacy for all prescription medications. The better your pharmacist knows you and your medications, the less likely you are to make a mistake.

Pharmacists should ask if you have any questions about a prescription. Take advantage of this oppo...

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Manage Multiple Medications to Prevent Harmful Interactions

Don't forget to include supplements (like vitamins), inhalers, eye and ear drops, laxatives, pain patches, and herbal products.

Once he or she reviews everything you are taking, your physician may stop some medications, recommend alternatives, reduce the dosage, or change the time at which so...

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Manage Multiple Medications to Prevent Harmful Interactions

Mistakes are common; avoiding them requires planning among your doctors, your pharmacist, and you.

For a variety of reasons, as many as half of middle-aged and older women do not comply with their physician's orders when taking prescription drugs.

The result can be adverse drug events ...

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Yoga Does a Body Great

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.

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Rheumatoid arthritis vs osteoarthritis

Half of all American senior citizens have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis. The two most common forms are RA--rheumatoid arthritis and OA--osteoarthritis.

What are the differences between OA and RA?

OA is caused when the cartilage that pads the bones in your joints wears aw...

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Natural Treatments for Sinus Infections

What causes sinus infections? Membranes line the bones around the nose, eyes and cheeks. The membranes produce mucous. The purpose of that is to warm and moisten the air we breathe in. It also helps filter out germs. If the sinus cavities canít drain properly, the mucous stagnates and an infect...

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5 Tiny Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Over time, these simple changes can make a big difference in how you look and feel

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By Emma Haak


Add an Extra Egg at Breakfast
Eating more protein could bump up your post-meal calorie burn, suggests research in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. In a small study, researchers had 10 healthy, normal-weight women between 19 and 22 years old eat a high...

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Eating and exercise: 5 tips to maxi

Eating and exercise: 5 tips to maximize your workouts


Knowing when and what to eat can make a difference in your workouts. Understand the connection between eating and exercise.
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The Longer Youíre Overweight, the Greater Your Risk of Cancer

The Longer Youíre Overweight, the Greater Your Risk of Cancer


According to recent research, the longer a woman is overweight, the more likely she is to develop breast, endometrial, colon or kidney cancer.1 Obesity is indeed a known risk factor for cancer, so this finding in and of itself ...

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What You Can Do To Prevent A Stroke

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association issued guidelines for stroke prevention in women. Here are the top 10 risk factors to address:

7. Smoking. The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher your risk of stroke.

8. Migraine. Migraines are associated with strok...

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