To protect yourself from the hidden harms of herb and drug interactions, discuss your regimen with your pharmacist and prescriber.
Researchers are beginning to determine which symptoms of long COVID stand out most clearly to help them identify sufferers.
People who eat lots of vegetables and healthy fats like olive oil avoid dementia better than those following a standard American diet.
Anything over 120/80 is considered elevated blood pressure. But is intensive blood pressure control problematic in hospitalized patients?
We are fed up asking: "will drug shortages ever end?" They've been going on for decades. Many anti-cancer drugs are unavailable. Enough!
Acid-suppressing drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are go-to drugs for heartburn. Should you be concerned that PPIs are linked to premature deaths?
Why has our society failed so many mentally ill patients? Does mental illness lead to violence? Why won't politicians commit needed resources?
Two readers found that staying away from sweets was a good way to avoid skin tags. Could this tactic work for you, too?
A brief application of hot water or a metal spoon heated in coffee or tea can ease itchy bug bites quickly.
Some readers prevent sunburn by taking aspirin as well as applying sunscreen before going out in the sunshine.
Amlodipine (Norvasc) is thought to be a super safe blood pressure medicine. Many visitors report side effects from rashes to swollen feet.
Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system. Is it possible that COVID or the vaccines erase warts through the same mechanism?
Some readers want information on a wacky arthritis remedy said to have been devised by the Mayo brothers. It includes figs, raisins and senna.
Numerous readers have found that soy sauce helps relieve the pain of a burn, after cold water has cooled the injured skin.
Is it possible that a flu shot could reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack? What about shingles vaccines against dementia?
Just as you need to eat a balanced diet for good nutrition, you should think about balancing your movement diet for better health.
Have you ever heard of human metapneumovirus (aka HMPV)? We didn't think so. This upper respiratory infection is as bad as the flu or RSV!
People who get 400 to 600 mg of flavanols in their daily diets are less likely to suffer from diabetes or cardiovascular problems.
Most people think of the coronavirus as a respiratory illness, but the cardiac effects of COVID-19 are also very worrisome.
Is speed filling prescriptions more important than accuracy or helpful advice from the pharmacist? Dennis Miller, RPh, says it is.
Readers have been telling us that they have used Tagamet for warts with surprising success. Now a reader says cimetidine works for shingles.
Clonidine is prescribed for hypertension and ADHD. Learn about side effects. Missing even one dose could be disastrous. Rebound is scary!
To celebrate Brain Health month and the first anniversary of its Memory & Focus supplement, CocoaVia is offering a buy 1 get 1 sale.
Placebo-controlled studies support a reader's experience that ginger alleviates post-operative nausea. It may also help with drug reactions.
Corticosteroids are valuable medications. But drugs like prednisone can cause anxiety, depression and other serious psychiatric side effects.
Pickle juice is a classic home remedy for painful leg cramps, but pickle relish is an acceptable substitute.
Will home remedies that ease the pain of a bee sting work against wasp or yellowjacket stings? Readers offer several from the pantry.
When we pay attention to fixing sick buildings, the people in them become happier, healthier and more productive.
A follow-up study after several years found that high-dose vitamin D supplements during infancy improved kids' mental health.
To choose a diet that lowers blood pressure, look to a very low carb diet with less than 35 g carbohydrate daily.
Ketamine infusions seem promising against life-long depression. A new study reports ketamine worked as well as electro-convulsive therapy!
In this episode, our expert guest says it's time to think different about Alzheimer disease. Look at it as an autoimmune disorder.
Many medications can interfere with good nutrition. If you are taking pills for certain conditions, perhaps you should be taking vitamin supplements.
Ozempic (semaglutide) seems less likely than some other medications to trigger cardiovascular problems, but diabetic retinopathy may worsen.
Most health professionals do not believe that statins can cause transient global amnesia or other memory problems. What do patients say?
Certain medicines may trigger bad dreams or even nightmares. One reader found that Xyzal for allergies was a problem.
Animal and human research suggests that grapefruit may have an impact on blood pressure. It can interact with many drugs, however.
Can you get your cholesterol down with natural products? Niacin, red yeast rice, turmeric and psyllium may help control lipids.