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  • Prescription for Health?

    The Safety of Online Drugstores

    With hundreds of drug-dispensing sites on the web, how can you tell which ones are legitimate, especially since it's so easy to set up legitimate-looking sites promising deep discounts or no hassles. If you buy medical products online, be aware of these dangers.
  • Tip-Offs to Rip-Offs

    How To Spot Health Fraud

    You've probably heard it all before: Fast! Easy! Guaranteed results!  But how can you really know what products are safe for you and your family?  Read inside for ways to spot "quick fixes" and other so-called promises.
  • Don't Forget!

    Tips for Taking Your Medicine

    Did you know? 1-Never store medicine in the bathroom. Unless instructed otherwise, keep it away from heat, light and moisture. 2-Ask before crushing or splitting tablets; some should be swallowed whole. Find more helpful hints inside here.
  • Help When You Need It

    Pharmacists May Help Solve Medication Mysteries

    When a diabetic patient called to renew a prescription, the pharmacist noticed something amiss. But quick thinking and a call to the patient's doctor saved the day: thanks to the pharmacist, the patient is now doing fine.
  • Just the Facts

    What's the Meaning of 'Rx'?

    Where does the "Rx" for "prescription" come from? Its origins are given as an abbreviation of the Latin word "recipe," meaning "take," or as a representation of the astrological sign of Jupiter. See other interesting pharmacy facts inside here.
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  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Dangers to Napping

    Dangers to Napping

    Amarillo,TX - Many people enjoy an afternoon catnap, but researchers say that could be hazardous to their health.  
    Amarillo,TX - Many people enjoy an afternoon catnap, but researchers say that could be hazardous to their health.  
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  • Spouse's sunny outlook may be good for your health

    Spouse's sunny outlook may be good for your health

    Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.
    Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.
  • Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    Mental illness not a driving force behind crime

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows. "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people's heads," said study author Jillian Peterson, a psychology professor at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn. "The vast majority of people with mental illness a...
  • A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy

    A little wine might help kidneys stay healthy

    An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.
    An occasional glass of wine might help keep your kidneys healthy, new research suggests.