Category: Safety

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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

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On May 29th, 2018, Allergan Pharmaceuticals announced a nationwide recall for Taytulla birth control pills over reports that its placebo capsules were placed out of order. Taytulla is an oral contraceptive used to prevent ovulation, pregnancy, and in some cases, acne. Normal packaging for Taytulla contains 21 pills with hormones, followed by seven placebo pills without hormones… Read More

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If you’ve been able to control your high blood pressure with the same hypertension medications for years, it’s tempting to hold the course — but don’t. Older medications can cause serious side effects, and updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure are released every year with recommendations for current best therapies. It’s natural for newer… Read More

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Infants are exposed to germs that their newly developing immune system often cannot fight off on its own. In order to treat those nasty infections, many pediatricians will prescribe your child an oral antibiotic. But are these medications safe? Although these antibiotics have their benefits, there may also be some downsides to their usage. Recently, results posted… Read More

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You just took a urine pregnancy test and it’s positive, what should you do now? As a primary care doctor, many patients contact me before they’ve picked out an OB/GYN. The news of a positive test is an exciting time that often sends patients into a panic about what they should and shouldn’t be doing…. Read More

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Erectile dysfunction treatments are some of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and on March 16, 2018, the FDA began warning consumers about dangerous unapproved drugs being advertised. These counterfeit drugs are advertised nationwide as a “healthy man alternative to the little blue pill” or “healthy man,” or “the power pill” for erectile dysfunction. They have been… Read More

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With new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association, the goal blood pressure for all adults is now less than 130/80. The first number of your blood pressure, 130, is the systolic blood pressure and the second number, 80, is diastolic. It is estimated almost half of Americans may meet the criteria for high blood pressure (BP),… Read More

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Sleep plays a huge role in health, wellbeing, and long-term memory. Many folks turn to herbal remedies and supplements when they are struggling with insomnia. Insomnia can be a sign of an underlying medical disorder, mood disorder (depression and anxiety) or a medication side effect, so first see your doctor to help you rule those… Read More

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Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, is found in food like egg yolks, nuts, and grain. It is also a common supplement taken by folks to improve the quality of their hair and nails. But there are some drawbacks to biotin supplements. Not only may it not work, but it can also cause problems with… Read More

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Due to the severity of this year’s flu, pharmaceutical companies have been trying to figure out simplified treatment options for those that have contracted the flu, as well as preventative measures. However, there are also other companies out there that are trying to profit from consumers who have been affected by the flu, producing fraudulent flu products…. Read More