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PostInvestigatesStatins-Slideshow

The Cholesterol Conundrum

Statin drugs benefit some people immensely but are taken by millions more. If you’re at low risk for heart disease, taking drugs to lower your cholesterol may be doing you no good. Is it time we took a second look at statins? ... More
Be Careful with Coumadin

Be Careful with Coumadin

Warfarin (Coumadin), a prescription drug used to 
prevent blood clots, saves countless lives. However, many drugs and supplements (even common pain 
medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen) can intensify its anti-clotting effect and put patients at risk of excessive bleeding. When Coumadin therapy is indicated, give your doctor—and your pharmacist—a comprehensive list of your prescription drugs, […] ... More
Building Better Bones

Building Better Bones

I’ve been taking the osteoporosis drug Actonel for five years. It has helped my hips and spine, but a dental report suggests that it is harming my jawbone. Are alternative drug treatments available? My doctor suggests I see an endocrinologist. Phyllis Kentucky It is good advice to discuss your treatment options with an endocrinologist—who specializes […] ... More
Tylenol: Use as Directed

Tylenol: Use as Directed

When used correctly, acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) is safe and effective with a lower risk of stomach upset than other over-the-counter pain relievers. However, acetaminophen overuse is also the most common cause of liver failure in the United States. Many people are unaware that acetaminophen is found in many over-the-counter and prescription drugs. ... More