Tag Archives: medications

Hello, Healthy Toenails!

Are you toe shy? It’s almost summer, and soon you’ll want to be walking around in sandals and flip-flops. But if you’re one of the millions of people with toenail fungus, you’ll be less likely to toss your socks. An … Continue reading

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Get a Paper Prescription…If You Can

A couple of days ago my dermatologist suggested I try a prescription form of cortisone for a small, funny spot on my leg. His staff assistant. asked me  what pharmacy I wanted the prescription sent to. Then she emailed it … Continue reading

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Should You or Shouldn’t You?

It was Shakespeare’s Hamlet who wondered “To be, or not to be”; but in health care, the question is altogether different: It’s “Should I, or shouldn’t I?” That’s because as our diagnostics, treatments, surgeries and medications have gotten more and … Continue reading

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Going Home from the Hospital? First Talk About Your Drugs

When you’re in the hospital and you hear you’ve been OK’d for discharge home, the last thing you’d  want to do is to start asking questions. The natural urge to is grab your suitcase and head for the closest exit. … Continue reading

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Learn More About the Drugs You Take: Iodine.com

Iodine might have been the first drug you ever used. When you were little, if you fell and scraped your knee, your mom or dad might have used it as an antiseptic, topped with a colorful band-aid. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Sidelined by Side Effects

 I remember the day my father told me he was finally off all his medications. I knew he still had some pretty serious health issues, so I was fairly certain his doctor hadn’t taken him off everything. “What happened?” I asked. “I … Continue reading

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