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Bah-Bah-Bah, Bah-Bah-Berberine

Berberine—a compound extracted from a variety of plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and tree turmeric—has been used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine,...
procedural sedation

Procedural Sedation

If you’re scheduled for an outpatient procedure such as cataract surgery, a colonoscopy, or dental work, what they have in common is the type of sedation you may be...
tonsil stones

Tonsil Stones: An Often Overlooked Cause of Bad Breath

Have you been experiencing a bad taste in your mouth and bad breath that doesn’t seem related to anything you’ve eaten? Perhaps a sore throat or a feeling of...
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Got a Cough?

If a sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, and headache aren’t enough to make you feel miserable from a cold or other acute upper respiratory infection this winter, you may...
Urinary incontinence

Urinary Incontinence: Don’t Suffer in Silence

Urinary incontinence (UI) can leave you fearing loss of bladder control every time you cough or laugh, or planning your days so you’re never too far from a restroom....
long Covid

The Long Road to Understanding Long Covid

Since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, some patients have recovered from an acute bout of Covid-19 but then experienced months or even years of profound fatigue, brain...
Lowering Drug Costs

Lowering Your Drug Costs at the Pharmacy Checkout

If you feel like you’re paying more for prescriptions than you used to, you’re not imagining things. Adjusting for inflation, Americans spent an average of $1,073 on prescription drugs...
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The Activity of ‘Inactive’ Drug Ingredients

When you buy an over-the-counter (OTC) medication, you probably have noticed that there are two sections of ingredients listed on the package label: the active and the inactive. The...

The Healing Effects of Colored Light

Blue light for acne? Red light to erase fine lines and wrinkles? Green light to ease pain? The different wavelengths of various colors enter the skin’s layers at different...

Morton’s Neuroma

If you get a sharp, sometimes burning, pain on the ball of your foot between two toes when you walk, you may wonder what the heck is causing that....
Devices for lowering blood pressure.

Breathing Devices for Lowering Blood Pressure?

If you have high blood pressure that you control, or try to control, with diet, exercise, weight loss, and other lifestyle measures—and perhaps even medication—here’s something to consider adding...