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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...
inactive ingredients

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....

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...

Life After Tinnitus

We had just finished celebrating my wife’s birthday. She was driving our older son back to his college campus while I stayed home with our younger one. All of...

Coping With Tinnitus

Tinnire: Latin for “to ring” Described as ringing in the ear, tinnitus can also sound like buzzing, crickets, hissing, whistling, screeching, clicking, static, roaring, swooshing, a dial tone, or pulsing....

Hair-Raising News, Literally

Minoxidil applied directly to the scalp is FDA-approved to treat hair loss, but a fair number of people discontinue the topical after trying it. It can cause itching. It...

Scarred No More

If you had acne as a teenager or young adult (and you likely did, at least to some degree), you may carry with you an unwanted reminder of those...