I struggled with depression, mood swings, and a truly lackluster sex drive for years.
Former president of the American Association for Dental Research, Dr. Robert Genco, calls periodontal disease -- an advanced form of gum disease that affects half of Americans -- a public health concern. "[It] is one of the most prevalent non-communicable chronic diseases in our population."
I pinched a nerve in my back, which is one of the most painful experiences with which I've dealt. I went to the doctor, who
Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice.
Serious allergic reactions (get immediate emergency medical attention): swelling of the tongue or throat, difficulty swallowing
Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person's response to drugs. This relatively new field allows us to combine pharmacology and genomics to develop effective and safe medication dosages which are specific to an individual's DNA makeup. This means minimizing side effects from the drugs!
-- Age 33, Worcester, Massachusetts 2. "I felt like something was wrong with me, and sometimes still do." "Sometimes not
I sat up and as much as I could, gathered the heart monitor's leeds to the side, and brought Aura's body sort of close to mine. I pressed her ear against my chest. We were speechless, so she might as well just listen to my heart, and I might as well just breathe.
If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.
It's shrinking the cancer, but it's also shrinking my sense of who I am and definitely who I used to be. I was very active before cancer, and now I need to rest after going to the grocery store.
Irradiated blood is almost universally used in cancer centers. In Japan, the rate of death from elevated potassium or lethal
Breakthrough drugs are widely covered in the media. After hearing about these new drugs, patients and their families are always asking me how they can get access to the new medicine or participate in a clinical trial of the new drug. Let's look at a current example.
Recent research suggests that the frown of depression is anything but superficial and should not be taken at face value. Wiping that expression off your face is the latest treatment for depression. And Botox, America's favorite neurotoxin, allows for this therapeutic loss of face.
Prescription testosterone is unnecessary and dangerous for women and children, not just most men. Very few medical prescriptions given to a man affect a female partner and family so intimately and affect desired intimacy and passion in just the wrong way.