Archive for the ‘Prescriptions Drugs’ Category

The Debate Over Drug Treatment

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Perhaps the biggest controversy over ADHD involves the use of stimulant drugs as the major component of treatment. The concern is understandable. These are potent drugs that have both short and long-term side effects. They can be addictive in teens and adults, but not in children. (more…)

Treating IBD

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

IBD treatment depends on how the disease affects the individual and on how well the individual responds to therapy. Drug therapy, surgery and nutritional therapies are the main methods of treatment. Physicians generally begin with the treatment that has been proven most effective in most cases, and monitor the results. The doctor and patient work together to develop a strategy that works best. (more…)

Study Estrogen Ineffective Alzheimer’s Treatment

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Estrogen replacement therapy seemed a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, or AD, after several small clinical trials. However, a recent study shows that estrogen replacement is not effective in slowing mental deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients. The report appears in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.


OTC Dosing Guide. Part 2

Monday, November 21st, 2011

OK – to the business end of this “gift”.
Tylenol or any acetaminophen product -15mg. per kilogram of weight to get a high fever down. READ the label to know what is in the bottle – typically Tylenol children’s liquid form has 160mg per teaspoon of medicine-VITAL NEWSFLASH-one teaspoon means one medical teaspoon not one arbitrary kitchen teaspoon and one teaspoon equals 5cc (or 5ml depending on whether you get a measuring spoon of the British persuasion or the French – no matter – cc = ml). (more…)

OTC Dosing Guide. Part 1

Monday, November 21st, 2011

So many of my day to day phone calls come from parents who just want to know how much medicine to give their child – Tylenol, Advil, cold meds, etc. And often moms are embarrassed to ask yet again when little Jenny has grown a bit and the dosage changes. (more…)

AIDS: 20 Years Later

Monday, July 25th, 2011

It began without much fanfare on June 5th, 1981 — a report in a US Centers for Disease Control journal announcing a cluster of five cases of an otherwise uncommon form of pneumonia, occurring in San Francisco among young homosexual men.


Sexual Health Horror Stories

Monday, July 11th, 2011

What you can learn from other women’s gyno scares

If you’ve never had a serious gynecological problem, it’s easy to take your good fortune for granted. But if something went wrong, would you be prepared? After all, your reproductive organs are more complicated than many other body parts (not to mention harder to see and dicier to talk about at dinner). (more…)

Power Eatery for La’s Tech Movers Shakers

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Soup may be good for the soul, but in Los Angeles, pho (a Vietnamese soup) is good for business. Every Sunday afternoon, dozens of players in L.A.’s entertainment and technology scene gather in the city’s Chinatown to nosh and network at a modest Vietnamese restaurant called Pho 87. The hottest thing on the menu? The #4 noodle soup, a hearty broth with fresh vegetables and thinly-sliced beef; and the latest online media play that’s looking for outside funding. (more…)

Antidepressant Lexapro. Review

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Most people automatically think of medications that keep them from becoming depressed when they consider the definition of an anti-depressant. You would be surprised to hear that antidepressants can worsen depression in people who suffer from bi-polar disorder, and can increase their risk of suicidal thinking. (more…)