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Alzheimer's Disease Treatment Options: A Healthcare Professional's Guide

Alzheimer's disease is a top 10 cause of death in the U.S. Behavioral issues, caregiver concerns, failed drug trials, and a modest effect with drug treatment add to the pitfalls…

Humira: One Drug, Nine Uses, Billions of Dollars

Humira, one of the first biologics, is also one of the top selling drugs in the world. But do you know enough about this drug to use it safely?

Synthroid: The Hardest Working Drug Around?

Levothyroxine sodium (Synthroid) is one of the world's most frequently prescribed medications. Learn more about this workhorse of a drug for underactive thyroid.

Breast Cancer Therapy: Right On Target

HER2, ER+, mTOR? What do all of these acronyms mean when it comes to targeted drug therapy for breast cancer? Take a tour of breast cancer therapies, including the personalized…

Cymbalta Side Effects - Cause For Concern?

Cymbalta is used to treat depression, anxiety, and some pain syndromes. But what are the risks associated with this drug? Do most people who start it realize how hard it…

Drug Prices Gone Wild: 10 Old Drugs, 10 New Price Tags

The uproar over the soaring costs of prescription drugs raises many ethical questions about drug pricing. See 10 older drugs that, even after many years on the market, can still…

Cholesterol. Get Your Fats Straight!

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that has been linked to atherosclerosis (a hardening and narrowing of the arteries caused by a build up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other…

First Aid for Mental Health: 8 New and Investigational Drugs

From ADHD to schizophrenia, fresh developments in mental health disorders are needed as scientific clues piece together the mechanisms of these disabling conditions. Follow along as we highlight novel investigational…

Warfarin: 12 Things You Didn't Know About This Blood Thinner

Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) is a well-known oral blood thinner used in the treatment and prevention of dangerous blood clots. But this old fashioned drug has some odd and interesting facts…

Addyi Explained: Medical Breakthrough or Marketing Marvel?

Addyi was the first FDA-approved drug to boost sexual desire in women. But what are the medical facts surrounding this controversial treatment?

8 Signs You May Be Gluten Intolerant

We assume people with gluten intolerance share common symptoms such as abdominal pain or nausea. But not everybody has such obvious complaints. Check out these 8 symptoms, some of which…

Misdiagnosis: Righting The Wrong

We assume that when we see a doctor they will know exactly what's wrong with us. But what if our symptoms are "out of the ordinary" for a particular disease?…

Xarelto Explained: 10 Must-Knows About This Life-Saving Drug

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) may seem like a hard word to pronounce, but understanding it's uses, side effects, and warnings can be life-saving. And, unlike older blood thinners such as warfarin, no…

Juvenile Arthritis: The Big Disease In A Little Body

Juvenile arthritis describes a group of disorders with similar characteristics that affect children under the age of 16. These conditions can be emotionally and socially isolating, and hard for children…

Restless Legs Syndrome: (Not So) Happy Feet

Are you tired of doing the night-time hustle? Do your legs have a mind of their own every time you try to relax or get into bed? Restless Legs Syndrome…