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Drugs July 2008 Archive

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Drugs Can Increase the Risk of Falling In the Elderly

Thursday July 24, 2008
iStockphoto Seniors who take four or more medications may be two to three times more likely to be injured due to a fall than seniors using less medication. “Falls are ... Read More

Sunlight and Your Medications May Not Mix: Staying Healthy at the Beach

Friday July 18, 2008
©iStockphoto/photomorphic Summer is in full swing! Whether you’re hanging out in a local park or can afford the price of gas to go to the beach, it will be hard to ... Read More

Is Dark Chocolate a Drug? Small Amount Shown to Reduce Blood Pressure

Thursday July 17, 2008
©iStockphoto.com/Ekspansio A small square of dark chocolate weighing less than one-quarter of an ounce can lower blood pressure in otherwise healthy people with prehypertension or mild hypertension, according to a study ... Read More

What Your Doctor is Reading: Lifestyle Changes, Red Yeast Rice and Fish Oil Help Cut Bad Cholesterol

Monday July 14, 2008
©iStockphoto.com What your doctor is reading is a regular feature that reviews current information about medications from the medical journals that are most often read by physicians. The dietary supplements red rice ... Read More

Antibiotic Gets Strong FDA Warning: Increased Risk of Tendinitis and Tendon Rupture

Thursday July 10, 2008
Earlier this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has ordered manufacturers of fluoroquinolones – including the antibiotics Cipro, Levaquin and other medications – to add ... Read More

Five Ways to Prevent Medical Errors

Thursday July 3, 2008
According to the Institute of Medicine, “The frequency of medication errors and preventable medication-related injuries represents a very serious cause for concern.” The following tips can help you avoid an ... Read More

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