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Osteoporosis: A Battle For Your Bones

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weak and brittle and can easily break. Although more often diagnosed in older women, osteoporosis can affect anyone but there are several lifestyle…

Insomnia and Sleep Deprivation: The Case For A Good Night's Sleep

How many hours sleep do you get a night? While many of us admit to poor sleep, few of us actively do anything to improve it. Find out just how…

Binge Eating Disorder: Beyond Overeating

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is not just occasional over-eating. It is an often misunderstood condition that can become life-threatening without the right support or treatment.

Early Menopause: Impacting Not Just Fertility

Fertility loss isn't the only issue facing women who have gone through menopause before the age of 40. Their risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and depression also increases. But is…

A Joint Effort: A Provider's Guide To Orthopedic Pain Options

Orthopedic pain can be multifactorial and requires the skills and expert diagnosis of an orthopedic health care provider. Review effective pharmacotherapy options and tips for more safe opioid prescribing.

Flagyl Side Effects and What You Can Do About Them

Bitter metallic taste, stomach upset, yeast infection: these are just a few of the side effects of the antibiotic known as Flagyl (metronidazole). How can you best get through this…

Cialis: 7 Important Things You Need to Know

Cialis (tadalafil) is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). But is it any better than Viagra and is generic Cialis available?

Head Lice: 11 Tips That Parents Are Itching To Know

Scientific reports state that head lice are becoming resistant to common over-the-counter (OTC) medications. So should you be nit-picky in how you treat these pesky critters?

Modafinil: Smart Drug For Decision Fatigue Or Workaholic Crutch

Touted as a nootropic (smart drug) with few side effects, modafinil (Provigil) appears to be the answer to every overworked executive's or stressed-out student's problems. But is it?

Vaccine Facts: Boost Your Immunization Knowledge

Getting unbiased information about vaccines for children is not easy. Everywhere you look, somebody seems to have a different opinion on the matter. But it is important to know some…

Drugs In Sport: Drug Cheats and Doping

Our obsession with winning can be blamed for our abnormal obsession with doping. Since Ancient Greece, athletes have been finding ways to enhance their performance without much regard for the…

Checkpoint Inhibitors & Advanced Cancers: A Healthcare Professional's Guide

The breakthrough cancer treatments known as Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors are extending survival times for patients. These drugs include Yervoy, Opdivo, and Keytruda, plus others. As a clinician, what's important to…

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Boosting the Cancer Battle

Cancer cells can take control of certain cancer-fighting mechanisms in our body. Then they hide from the immune system and block the tumor from attack. No doubt - cancer is…

7 Deadliest Diseases in History: Where are they now?

Plague, SARS, Leprosy, Polio.... do you think these deadly diseases have been eliminated because we don't hear about them any more? Think again. Some of them may even be lurking…

A Friend In Need: Getting Smart With Mental Illness

Are you worried about someone? Have you noticed subtle changes in their behavior or dramatic mood swings? Although the easy option may be to just concentrate on your own life,…