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Whooping Cough Vaccine

by Jessica B. July 31st, 2012 | Drugs, Health Observance
It’s National Immunization Awareness Month, and that means doctors, medical personnel, and local authorities are working hard trying to raise awareness about the importance of vaccines. One of the important vaccines every adult should consider getting this year, if they haven’t gotten it recently, is the Whooping Cough or Pertussis booster shot.

Why is it important to get a Pertussis booster shot?

Pertussis can easily be spread to infants before they have time to be immunized against the illness. Pertussis, while uncomfortable but not particularly threatening to adults, can be quite difficult for newborns/infants to fight off.

Even if you were vaccinated
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Accepting the Remedy

by Lori Sciame June 6th, 2011 | Drugs, Medication
The idea of treating an illness or disease with medicines dates back thousands of years. Materials taken from nature have helped humans to feel better for generations. I remember being told by my grandmother to drink cranberry juice to help my urinary tract infection. I trusted her advice, because her practice of breaking off part of an aloe plant to rub its healing substance on my minor burns worked every time.

Thankfully, during the last two hundred years, scientists have developed drugs to treat a host of maladies. If you think about it, antibiotics alone have not only relieved pain
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Understanding Drug Interactions

by Lori Sciame May 9th, 2011 | Drugs, Medication
When your doctor prescribes a new medication, you need to remember to be your own “best advocate.” By this I mean, take the time to learn about the drug, including its side effects as well as how it interacts with other medicines you are taking. Many consumers do not realize that besides having its own side effects, the new drug may combine in a negative way with other medicines.

Think about it. It is very common today to be on several medications at one time. You may suffer from high blood pressure and depression, but did you
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Pill Peril

by Lori Sciame January 21st, 2011 | Drugs, Medication
Everyone knows that medications benefit society in many ways -- they can help fight cancer, they can take away pain, and they can lift depressed spirits. In fact, with the dizzying array of pharmaceuticals available for use when we get sick, we can rest assured that “there’s a pill for that!”

But there are a few responsibilities that consumers need to understand when choosing to medicate their ills with these wonder drugs.

First, medications need to be kept out of the hands of children. Most people remember to do this when they have little ones at home. They
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Show Depression to the Door

by Chang Song December 24th, 2010 | Drugs, Medication, Mental Health
The winter holidays and Christmas are just right around the corner. It should be times of relaxation and happiness for everyone around the globe. However, there are some people who are dealing with symptoms of depression at this time as well, as the result of marriage failures, the loss of love ones, and more complicated issues surrounding their lives. There is a solution to this problem: Pristiq, a very useful medication that can be utilized to relieve the devastating effects of depression, especially during the holidays.

Depression during the holiday season is as rough as it gets. There is really
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