Deadly Drug Combos: Are the Medications and Supplements You Take Putting You at risk?

It’s probably no surprise that older Americans between the ages of 65 and 79 are prescribed more medications than young adults. But did you know the average senior gets 27 prescriptions filled a year —five times more than people 19 to 25 and nearly three times more than those between 26 and...
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Having Trouble Controlling Your Blood Pressure? These Tips May Help.

Every time you see your doctor, there’s a good chance someone takes your blood pressure. Why? Blood pressure readings can help your doctor understand what is going on in your body. For instance, high blood pressure indicates a risk for cardiovascular disease and kidney failure; very low blood...
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Struggling With Muscle Aches and Pains? Your Cholesterol-Lowering Medication May Be To Blame

While muscle pain has many causes—tension, stress, overuse, strains, minor injuries and sprains—a new study says commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs may also cause our sore muscles.

The study, published by Cleveland Clinic researchers in the American Journal of Cardiology,...
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How to Stop a Nagging Cough

Maybe it started as nothing more than a scratchy throat or a choking feeling as if food went down the “wrong pipe.” Before you know it, you’ve developed a cough. And despite weeks of cough syrup, lozenges and water, you can’t seem to shake it. You may have a chronic cough. 

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A Thyroid-Friendly Lifestyle May Help Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Low levels of thyroid hormone may put you at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. New research presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting suggests that having too little thyroid hormone, whether your levels are in the hypothyroid range or are just on the low-normal side, raises your risk...
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