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Knowing how your body handles drugs can greatly impact your health

By Glenn Ellis According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic...

Does The Expiration Date on Your Medicine Mean You Can’t Take...

By Glenn Ellis Is expired medication effective and safe to take? Do drugs really stop working after the date stamped on the bottle? Drug manufacturers are...

Urinary Tract Infections can be Dangerous in Older People – Here’s...

  By Glenn Ellis When bacteria enter the urethra and your immune system doesn’t fight them off, they may spread to the bladder and kidneys. The...

The Health Benefits of Caffeine May Outweigh the Risks

By Glenn Ellis Around 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine every single day in one form or another. More than half of all American adults­...

Memory Problems may not be as serious as you think

By Glenn Ellis Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the...

Know the risks: When kids get colds and flu the best...

By Glenn Ellis The common cold season is here, and if you have children, you will likely feel their suffering from these annoying upper respiratory...

How Mental Health Issues Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Glenn Ellis African Americans endure more intense and frequent mental and behavioral health issues than their counterparts, at least in part related to poverty...

When smokers kick the habit the benefits start right away

By Glenn Ellis Are you wondering why you’re still smoking cigarettes? Unless you enjoy the taste of more than 7,000 harmful chemicals entering your body...

Maximize the Office Visit: Be an Intelligent Patient

By Glenn Ellis As health-reform continues to take effect over the next several years (in one way or the other), millions of newly insured Americans...

Should Patients Take the Full Course of Antibiotics?

By Glenn Ellis A recent commentary published in the British Medical Journal reignited the debate on whether patients should stop antibiotics when they feel better...

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