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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, treatment tips, and provider opioid recommendations.

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 treatment?

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 note that head lice are becoming resistant to common over-the-counter 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 making headlines with new uses almost daily. These drugs -- Yervoy, Opdivo, Keytruda, Tecentriq, Bavencia, and Imfinzi -- are extending…

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…

The Deadly Seven: Where Are These Diseases 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,…

Beat That: 12 Easy Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Heart

Why wait until New Year's? Maintaining a healthy heart should be a daily activity. But keeping up with a fit lifestyle, yearly lab tests, and medications can be a chore…

Understanding Anaphylaxis: Don't Let It Shock You

A severe, life-threatening allergy - say to peanuts or a bee sting - is often unpredictable and just plain scary. But there are ways to protect yourself, or those you…
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