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Would You Take a Pill to Extend Your Life Expectancy?

What would you do to lengthen your life? Eat only fruits and vegetables? Adopt a daily workout routine? Take prescription drugs every day? Nearly one-third of adults would not be willing to take a …

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What You Need to Know About Superbugs

Whether you’ve had a sinus infection or ear infection, a UTI or a cut that turned oozy and red, chances are you’ve taken antibiotics. In fact, most of us are so familiar with antibiotics that we ca…

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4 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Medications

Not paying attention to where you're buying your prescription drugs could cost you—to the tune of $100, or more, says a new Consumer Reports analysis. Secret shoppers posing as uninsured consumers …

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97 Percent of Online Pharmacies Are Unsafe

By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor Only 3 percent of online pharmacies are safe to use, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The vast majority of web-based medicat…

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Xanax and Alcohol

Xanax is a tranquilizer used to treat anxiety, generally making a person feel calmer, because it depresses the central nervous system. One major effect it has is slowing the rate of breathing. Alcohol…

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3 Prescription Drugs That Do More Harm Than Good

By Pamela Weintraub, Experience Life True story: He had been a faculty member in three departments of a major university with an IQ north of 180. Over time, the professor lost the ability to reco…

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8 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor

When your doctor prescribes a drug, ask her or him the right questions and don't leave before you have the answers. * How long has this drug been on the market? As we have seen, many of the prob…

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Nutrients Depleted by Common Pharmaceutical Drugs

Move over Rolaids and Tylenol. Step aside Tums and Seldane. If you spell relief D-R-U-G-S, you might want to consider the effects of doing so. First there are the obvious side-effects of drugs. …

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