Doctor Dating 101:  How to Find Dr. Right

Doctor Dating 101: How to Find Dr. Right

Breaking up, meeting someone new, hoping for the perfect match.  Sound familiar?  It should.  Welcome to the frustrating and sometimes catastrophic world of doctor dating. Everyone remembers their first time…the anticipation, the nerves the hope that “he” would be the one.  As the day fina

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It's March. Time for Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet!

It’s March. Time for Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet!

Spring is the time for cleaning out those closets, donating your junk to people who want or need it. But tell me, do you ever clean out your medicine cabinet? I wish I actually had to clean mine out for expired medicines, cough syrup, and other remedies, but most are used up due to the fact that

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Can you understand your doctor's handwriting? I can't!  Tips to read your prescriptions

Can you understand your doctor’s handwriting? I can’t! Tips to read your prescriptions

The Latin and English abbreviations on prescription slips are “shorthand” directions for how and when a medication is to be used, and other special directions for use (for example, at bedtime, the number of times a day, orally or topically, and so on) that are put on the container’s label prep

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Breast Diagnostics: Beyond the Annual Mammogram

Breast Diagnostics: Beyond the Annual Mammogram

As has been well-publicized, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are reminders everywhere for women to get regular mammograms as this is the best prevention. What is less publicized is what happens when the mammogram shows a lump that needs more investigation.   If you rece

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Take 2 MORE pills and call me in the morning!? Will taking better vitamins help make a better you?

Take 2 MORE pills and call me in the morning!? Will taking better vitamins help make a better you?

Many Americans often fall short on getting the nutrients their bodies need. Dietary supplements are intended to supplement the diet where there may be nutrient shortfalls. Vitamins and minerals work together to keep the body growing and functioning normally. They help convert food into energy, keep

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I Support Benlysta....and I Don't Have Lupus

I Support Benlysta….and I Don’t Have Lupus

Benlysta is the first new drug approved for Lupus in 50 years. It's not for everyone with Lupus, but for those who can benefit, that's awesome! Now, I know some are thinking, I don't have Lupus, why should I care about Benlysta? You don't have Lupus - why are you writing an article about Benlysta. W

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April Awareness: Let's Learn About Sjogren's Syndrome

April Awareness: Let’s Learn About Sjogren’s Syndrome

Every month has awareness about something, sometimes several things. April is no exception. April is the awareness month for Autism, Child Abuse, STD’s, IBS, Parkinson’s, Rosacea, and the list goes on and on. I am going to talk about one that is not often heard of, Sjögren’s Syndrome. Accordi

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Benlysta Was Approved And Hope Was Born - A Lupus Patient's Perspective

Benlysta Was Approved And Hope Was Born – A Lupus Patient’s Perspective

March 9, 2011 – I will remember this day, Benlysta was approved and hope was born. I will never forget the day I was diagnosed with Lupus. That was 18 years ago, and I am now 33. For those of you doing the math, that means I have had Lupus over half my life. Right now Lupus is incurable, so I exp

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Important Product Recall: Tylenol 8 hour caplets

Important Product Recall: Tylenol 8 hour caplets

Product Recall: On October 19, 2010 McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the company behind Tylenol, has issued a voluntary recall of 128,000 bottles of Tylenol 8-Hour caplets after receiving a small amount of complaints of a musty odor smelled upon opening bottles. Tylenol has narrowed such smell to the wo

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Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 7-13, 2010

Patient Safety Awareness Week: March 7-13, 2010

PULSE of NY Kicks off Patient Safety Awareness Week Medical errors claim more lives each year in America than breast cancer, AIDS and car accidents - combined. PULSE of NY has been working to reduce medical errors by helping patients and healthcare providers communicate more clearly. Each

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