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Are EpiPens Too Expensive?

Are EpiPens Too Expensive?

Summer’s mom taught me how to give an EpiPen injection when I was 9. She had me poke a needle into an orange so I’d understand what it would feel like to jab an EpiPen into my friend’s thigh if needed. Luckily, I never had to practice that skill, but

6. Stress and Anxiety Treatment—Medical Options

Now that you know the causes and effects of stress and anxiety, it’s time to learn how to deal with them. Don’t despair: Both are highly treatable. Many of the ill effects caused by anxiety and stress can be reversed (or at least improved) by treating the causes of your

What Is Malaria? And Are You at Risk?

What Is Malaria? And Are You at Risk?

Carried by mosquitoes, malaria is a life-threatening parasitic disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there were 216 million cases of malaria, in 91 countries in 2016, up 5 million over 2015. Ninety percent of cases and 91 percent of deaths occured in Africa. To put it in perspective,

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Avoid Heatstroke This Summer

Hot summer weather is perfect for swimming and barbecues. Too much of a good thing, though, requires caution: If you become too hot—easy to do during record-setting heat waves—you run the risk of risk of heatstroke. What is heatstroke? It’s defined as a condition in which you’re no longer able

3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

There is an expression in medicine that “common things are common,” and benign prostatic hyperplasia is most certainly common, affecting more than 50 percent of men in their 60s and up to 90 percent of men in their 80s. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland due to

8. Treating Hypertension

Usually, a diagnosis of hypertension comes with a prescription for a blood-pressure-lowering, or antihypertensive, medication. Eventually, many people with hypertension require two or more drugs to control their blood pressure.
You and your doctor have plenty of blood-pressure-lowering medications to choose from. Each type of drug works somewhat differently has its

Memory Maximizers: Brain-Enhancing Drugs; Controlling Pain

BRAIN-ENHANCING DRUGS: DO THEY WORK?

Although there continues to be a high level of interest in drugs that enhance cognition, much of the research done on brain-enhancing drugs has been inconclusive, conflicting, or confusing. Now a new study has linked several cognitive-enhancing drugs with significant positive effects on the way the

Editor’s Note: Handling A New Medication

By Orli R. Etingin, MD, Editor-in-Chief

What should you do when your doctor prescribes a new medication? First, be sure you understand what the medication is designed to do, how long you will take it, and the correct way to take it. Remind your doctor of any allergies you have and

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