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How to Discard Medications

Look in your medicine cabinet. Are there bottles of pills in there you no longer take? If so, it’s time to get...

Anesthesia: Less Is More

 Subscribers OnlyWhen you have a joint replaced, your anesthesiologist’s job is to keep you comfortable and safe during your...

Ask The Doctors: April 2018

How can I strengthen my core muscles? Any machines at the gym I should use? I’ve had one cortisone shot in my...

Understanding Opioid Addiction

With all the attention being paid to the problem of opioid abuse, you might hesitate to take these medications for...

Response to the Opioid Crisis

America is in the grips of an opioid addiction crisis. There’s no denying that this is a real problem with...

Understanding NSAIDs

 Subscribers OnlyNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly-used medications. Even though they are easily obtained...

Vaccination Against Pneumonia

You may have seen television ads for the vaccines Prevnar 13® and Pneumovax 23® and wondered whether you...

Ask the Doctors: October 2017

My wife takes a drug for osteoporosis. She’s encouraging me to get a bone density test. I’m a 72-year-old...

Time for a Flu Shot

 Subscribers OnlyPeople with inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis, have a higher risk of developing...

Role of Tramadol for Pain Control

 Subscribers OnlyChronic pain from joint or back problems are addressed with conservative treatments first. For back pain, start with...