Pain Relievers

  • Posted on: 31 December 2013
  • By: jleff

Is it safe to combine pain relievers if one isn't easing my pain?

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Sources: http://nclnet.org/health/100-over-the-counter-medicines/272-answers-to-your-questions-about-otc-painkillers http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/12-things-you-should-know-about-pain-relievers.shtml http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Medications/NSAIDs__Nonsteroidal_Anti-inflammatory_Drugs/ http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/02/briefing/3882b2_02_mcneil-nsaid.htm http://www.uptodate.com/contents/nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-nsaids-beyond-the-basics
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CAT Scan Radiation

  • Posted on: 21 December 2009
  • By: jleff

I heard that the radiation from CT scans can cause cancer. What's the story?

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References De González AB, Mahesh M, Kim K-P, et al. Projected Cancer Risks From Computed Tomographic Scans Performed in the United States in 2007. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2071-7. Smith-Bindman R, Lipson J, Marcus R, et al. Radiation Dose Associated With Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2078-86.
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How important is all the information on the labels of over-the-counter medicines

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff

How do I know if it's OK to give my child more than one over-the-counter medicine at the same time

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff

Excessive Sweating

  • Posted on: 23 October 2012
  • By: jleff

I feel like I sweat much more than other people. Is there something wrong with me?

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References: Know Sweat. International Hyperhidrosis Society. http://www.sweathelp.org/en/home/diagnosing-hyperhidrosis.html. Accessed October 11, 2012. Heat emergencies: Knowing the symptoms and how to react. HealthyWomen. 2012. http://healthywomen.org/content/article/heat-emergencies-knowing-symptoms-and-how-react. Accessed October 12, 2012.
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Living Well with von Willebrand Disease

  • Posted on: 16 April 2012
  • By: jleff

My daughter has von Willebrand disease. What can I do to keep her safe and help her lead a normal life?

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Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Living With von Willebrand Disease. Available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/vwd/livingwith.html . Accessed February 17, 2012.
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Von Willebrand Disease and Pregnancy

  • Posted on: 16 April 2012
  • By: jleff

Is it safe for me to have a baby if I have von Willebrand disease (VWD)?

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Source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Living With von Willebrand Disease. Available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/vwd/livingwith.html . Accessed February 17, 2012.
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