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Today's Medicine

  • How to Properly Manage Medical Devices
    Many people with chronic illnesses depend on elaborate medical devices, such as cardiac pacemakers or blood-glucose monitors for their health and well-being. Countless others help their loved ones, young or old, deal with an oxygen machine, asthma medication inhaler or other device. No matter how sophisticated or simple the piece of medical equipment is, it's crucial to use and maintain it properly.
  • How to Safely Choose OTC Medications
    Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and pain relievers, laxatives, and headache remedies may treat different conditions, but they all have one thing in common: They’re serious medicines that need to be taken with care.
  • How to Take Part in Every Medical Decision
    Well-informed people who play a significant role in deciding how they’re going to treat their health conditions are likely to feel better about the decision process.
  • How to Tell if Your Child Needs Braces
    Orthodontic treatment most commonly begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.
  • Hypnosis: Helps Treat Pain, Other Conditions
    The idea that a patient can't resist a hypnotic suggestion is just plain false. Simply put, hypnosis is a normal state of relaxed, focused attention.
  • Influenza Shots Urged for Young Children
    Each fall you hear that the flu threatens senior citizens and folks with chronic ailments. But the rate of hospital stays is highest in another group—young children.
  • Insulin Pump Use
    Insulin pumps are used most often by people with type 1 diabetes, but some people with type 2 diabetes use them, too.
  • Is My Asthma Medicine Working?
    To make sure that you are getting the most benefit from your asthma medicines, here are questions to ask yourself.
  • Is Your Medication Working for You?
    Prescription drugs can enhance your life, but when not used correctly, they may have the opposite effect.
  • Laser Surgery Can Improve Vision Problems
    Laser vision surgery is a popular treatment of vision problems that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
  • Learn to Be a Smart Pharmaceutical Consumer
    Prescription medications have joined the ranks of new cars and breakfast cereals. Many of them are being marketed directly to the public through ads on television and in magazines. Some medications get so much free publicity they don't need to be advertised.
  • Living Wills Offer Peace of Mind
    A living will tells others how you want to be treated when it comes to life-sustaining measures.
  • Maintaining Your Personal Health Record
    A PHR can help reduce or eliminate duplicate tests and allow you to receive faster, safer treatment and care in an emergency. It also can help you play a more active role in your health care.
  • Make Sure You Understand Your Treatment
    For optimum health, you need to understand your health problem and your treatment plan, including how to take prescription medications.
  • Making Sense of Medical Advice
    If seemingly contradictory health news has you confused, it's time to learn how to read between the lines.