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Prescription Drugs Kill More People Than Illegal Street Drugs

"The only difference between medicine and poison is the dosage"
Prescription drugs taken as prescribed in hospitals are the fourth leading cause of death in the US and Canada, after cancer, heart disease and strokes.

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Health Advice: Ask The Pharmacist – Managing The Aches and Pains of Arthritis

Arthritis: Lifestyle changes can help make a big difference for those who suffer from this disease.

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Medical Alert: Spring Cleaning Your Medicine Cabinet? Simple Steps to Cut Cabinet Clutter

Your medicine cabinet is the workhorse of your bathroom, meaning it can quickly become a chaotic mess of bottles, pastes, brushes and other items you need every day. It’s time to cut through the clutter and refresh this area so you can find everything you need in an instant.

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Medical News: Rare Disease Day 2014 – Recognizing Rare Diseases and Empowering Patients to Become Self-advocates

(BPT) – For the past six years, international Rare Disease Day has served as a day on which hundreds of patient advocacy organizations, patients and their loved ones across the globe join together to highlight the importance of continued focus and research on uncommon and serious illnesses. This year, international Rare Disease Day will be held on Feb. 28.

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Cold and Flu Season News: Avoid Sickness by Using a Four-step Process to Eliminate Germs

Cold and flu season doesn’t have to mean your family will get sick. Go beyond hand washing to take extra steps to ensure your family remains happy and healthy. With new products on the market this year, purifying the air indoors can be easier than you think.

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Medical News: First-of-its-kind Survey Offers Rare Glimpse of Those Living with and Caring for Pancreatic Cancer

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in collaboration with Celgene, issued results from "The Pancreatic Cancer Survey: Learning through Experiences," the first national survey of nearly 400 people with any stage pancreatic cancer and caregivers.In this article, Julie Fleshman, President and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, provides insight into the results from this survey and an overview of the resources available for these patients and their caregivers.

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Medical News: Small Tumor, Major Consequences – an Acromegaly Patient’s Journey

(BPT) – Paula Van Nostrand, a fit, health-conscious 34-year-old woman was training for her first triathlon when her life was placed on a trajectory no one saw coming. She began experiencing unexplainable symptoms but ultimately attributed them to her training.

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Ask The Pharmacist: Should Women Worry About Osteoporosis?

In this article, Marc Surak, a specially trained pharmacist at the Express Scripts Therapeutic Resource Center who concentrates on women’s health issues, explains what causes osteoporosis and why women are at greater risk.

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Health News: Cool Season Skin Care – Leading Dermatologist Shares Easy-to-implement Skin Care Tips Rooted in Moisturization

Harsh winds, precipitation, dry heat and temperature fluctuations can wreak havoc on skin, making the cooler months an ideal time to map out a skin care routine that is rooted in moisturization. This article presents some of Dr. Debra Luftman’s easy-to-adapt tips to help women keep their skin smooth, soft and oh-so-moisturized in the cold weather months and beyond.

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Set Your Sights on Eye Health: Understanding The Benefits of Regular Exams

You’ve probably heard that the eyes are windows to the soul. While this may be true, your eyes also reveal a number of important clues about your overall health. Did you know that early signs of health conditions can be detected by your eye doctor during an eye exam?

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