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Medical Marijuana for Back Pain

Medical marijuana for back pain relief may show some promise. Find out what's going on in this industry for people who live with pain. Our understanding of the risks and benefits of medical marijuana use has been increasing in recent years....

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Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana may be recommended and prescribed for a variety of conditions. Understand the evidence and how to use it safely and legally.

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Brief Guide to Antiviral Drugs

Antiviral drugs like interferon, ribavirin, amantadine, and Tamiflu​ prevent or treat different types of viral illnesses. Viruses are intracellular parasites that co-opt cell machinery to reproduce. During reproduction, viruses destroy cells...

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Tylenol Overdose or Poisoning

Too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) can damage your liver and cause death. Importantly, the antidote, NAC, must be administered quickly to work. In Chicago in the fall of 1982, acetaminophen (Tylenol) capsules were found to be laced with cyanide, which...

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Warfarin Dosing

Learn about proper warfarin dosing with a quick guide to warfarin dosages and how diet, medication, and other factors affect anticoagulation status. If you've been treated for deep venous thrombosis, you can expect at least three months of continued...

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6 Questions to Ask Before Taking a Prescription

When your doctor prescribes a medication, you should ask him detailed questions. Learn six important questions you should ask about your prescription. Most patients today realize the importance of taking an active role in their health care. This...

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Biologic Medications and Breastfeeding Your Baby

Learn about the safety of some of the more common biologic drugs during breastfeeding. In most cases, nursing is considered safe, but in others, evidence is lacking. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women are concerned about the medications...

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Health Conditions Medical Marijuana Can Treat

Learn what medical marijuana is and how it can be used to help treat a range of health conditions. Throughout the early decades of the 21st century, the use of medical marijuana has been increasingly explored and recognized to treat a range of...

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