Pain specialists consider chronic pain to be the most costly health problem in America today. In terms of medical expenses, lost income, and lost productivity, the total cost easily passes the $60 billion mark. Low back pain alone accounts for 93 million lost workdays each year.
Over the last few years, you might have heard of the two prescription drugs Propecia and Proscar, in various advertisements on radio, television, and magazines. What are they all about? What effect do they have?
Is it safe? Since its approval as an over-the-counter remedy in 1960, acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, Panadol, Tempra, etc., has been a mainstay for pain relief and fever control. Health professionals and the public have come to think of acetaminophen as such a safe and effective drug that it’s given to children more…
Several nutrients have been shown to raise hgh in both old and young subjects. Most of these are amino acids, which are building blocks of protein. Their advantages are that they are safe, well-tolerated, cost $3. – $8. a day and are available without a prescription from most full line health food stores.
ST. JOHN’S WORT AS MEDICINE In Germany, St. John’s Wort is the most frequently prescribed anti-depression medication. However, in Germany the herb is considered a drug; doctors prescribe it and insurance plans cover it. Manufacturers must be government-registered and adhere to strict quality standards.
St. John’s Wort: Pros and Cons of Its Use As an Antidepressant St. John’s Wort continues to gain acceptance as a treatment against mild to moderate depression. Preliminary evidence from a University of North Carolina study shows its possible efficacy in treating alcoholism. Finally, American and Israeli research points to its possible efficacy in treating…
When it comes to controlling migraine or tension headache pain, the behavioral therapy biofeedback may offer no added benefit to standard pain management, a Massachusetts researcher reported here at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association.
In nursing school we were taught that before giving any medication to a patient you must do the ” 5 Rights” — always check the The right patient The right dose The right route of administration The right medication The right time
When your little one gets sick, it’s never fun administering medication. Here’s advice straight from doctor’s office! While this article primarily pertains to medication and children, a great deal of the information is also very pertinent to adults.
Funny how pregnancy brings out pregnancy stories the way a new scar will bring out scar stories: “You see this? I got this falling off my bike.” “Oh yeah? I got this opening an oyster.” So, when I first started feeling the effects of morning sickness (or in my case, all-day sickness), in addition to…