Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration changed its classification of hydrocodone containing pain relievers. The new rules will make it more difficult for some patients to get their medications. What will they mean for you?
By now, everyone is pretty well aware that October is colored pink to draw attention to breast cancer. The idea is to raise money for research and awareness for screening.
November isn’t pink…but have you noticed a number of men in your circle growing mustaches? They may be participating in Movember, a movement to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer and men’s health.
As we head into winter, people in most parts of the country will not be able to make vitamin D by exposing their skin to sunlight. The sun is too low in the sky, and anyway it is too cold to bare very much skin. So how do we get vitamin D and why should we care?
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This Week’s Guests:
David Kroll, PhD, is a pharmacologist and medical writer in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. He blogs at Forbes.com and has written about the hydrocodone rule changes. The photograph is of Dr. Kroll.
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, is director of Fellowship for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and one of the country’s leading experts on the science of dietary supplements. Her latest book is Healthy at Home: Get Well and Stay Well without Prescriptions.
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