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Trulicity, Victoza, and Bydureon all belong to a newer class of non-insulin diabetes medications known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonists that improve blood sugar control and may lead to weight loss. They were each approved by the FDA in the last decade, and increase how much insulin the pancreas makes in response to high… Read More

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For one reason or another, you may be considering a longer-term option for birth control. As far as preventing pregnancy goes, that’s not a bad idea at all. As a long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC), the intrauterine device (IUD) has a failure rate of only 0.8% and once inserted, it can last up to 12 years. With… Read More

With so many depression medications to choose from, finding one that works for you can be difficult. The decision process usually boils down to minimizing unwanted side effects and maximizing the potential to feel less depressed. We looked at 4,000 reviews of five popular antidepressants to see what people said about them based on their pros and… Read More

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Levothyroxine is the current standard treatment for hypothyroidism, but many patients are hesitant about a drug they may have to take for their lifetime. I get that. From when to take it and what it does to your body to different options in medications, it can be scary. So, here are some lesser known facts… Read More

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Some lucky people don’t get motion sickness, but if you do, it can ruin a cruise or sailing trip — even a road trip. You may have tried over-the-counter medications like Dramamine and Bonine, but in the end, preventing motion sickness might best be solved with the help of your doctor. Here’s what you should… Read More

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Birth control is back in the spotlight as Supreme Court Justice Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of July 2018. This opens the door for a new Supreme Court Justice who will help shape important legal decisions as well as potentially rewrite old ones – including those around women’s health… Read More

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Medications for acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) come in three flavors: H2 blockers, proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), and antacids. They all work differently and are geared towards either prevention or quick relief. If you’re struggling with reflux and want to start treating the symptoms yourself, here’s what you need to know: H2 blockers… Read More

Yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans, a type of fungus that is naturally found in the vaginal flora of most women. However, too much of a good thing can be bad, and overgrowth of Candida leads to a common condition for women called a yeast infection. Telltale signs include itching, soreness, and a white, thick… Read More

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Sciatica — the pain that travels from your low back down your leg — is extremely common. It affects up to 40% of adults, but there’s a lot of conflicting information out there on which medications work best to relieve pain. Lyrica (pregabalin), Neurontin (gabapentin), and Neurontin + Elavil (amitriptyline) are all popular pain relievers,… Read More

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Knowing which medications can interfere with calcium can mean the difference between being healthy and being critically ill. Not only is 99% of the calcium in adults found in the skeleton, but we need it for other everyday functions too — from maintaining healthy nerves to regulating blood clotting and muscle contractions. The amount of… Read More