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What You Should Know About Drug Interactions by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 6:00am If you take at least one prescription drug on a daily basis, you’re not alone. Half of all Americans are prescribed at least one type of medication, and many of these people take several prescription medications at one time. Even more people take over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to combat health problems that range from headaches to allergies. Add ... Read on »
Traveler’s Diarrhea by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 21 Sep 2009 10:48pm Basics:  Known around the world by many names including Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly and mummy tummy, traveler’s diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness travelers face.  Nothing can slow down a fun trip like TD and this can also have serious health implications.  Staying hydrated is the most important method to avoid serious probl ... Read on »
Humana’s End Run to Deny Addiction Coverage by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 4:35am Humana Health Insurance recently revised their guidelines to ultimately reduce the number of scripts for Suboxone that they will cover.  I am in the process of writing the Humana Grievance Department a letter to regain coverage for a patient who was doing very well on the medication.  To provide context, last week I learned of a former pat ... Read on »
It’s Time for Antibiotic Placebos by Paul Sax Posted Wed 31 Aug 2011 9:23am As I’m sure you all agree, it’s high time we had a good antibiotic placebo. Just think — we’d be able to prescribe a 100% effective treatment for viral respiratory tract infections, with the assurance of no risk of antibiotic resistance, C diff, allergic reactions, tendon ruptures, photosensitivity, drug-drug interactions, or any of the m ... Read on »
Zithromax interactions by Gregory Ross Posted Sat 24 Sep 2011 8:32am You wanted to find Zithromax interactions? Hot prices! Receive up to 10% Discount on ALL NEW Orders! Azithromycin (Zithromax) 100mg / 250mg / 500mg Zithromax interactions Searching for Hair Care? ShopWiki has Buying Guides and store listings to help you find what and where to buy at ... Read on »
Stage 2 Meaningful Use Request for Comments by Brian Ahier Posted Mon 24 Jan 2011 3:00pm The Health Information Technology Policy Committee, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking comments through Feb. 25 on an initial set of proposed requirements for stage 2 meaningful use of electronic health records. The committee plans to hold public hearings this spring, and to issue final recommendations to HHS th ... Read on »
Are You Guarding Against Drug Interactions? by CAMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: All medicines have side effects, and patients are generally advised about them. But what many people don't realize is that medicines can react with other things we take into our bodies, as well as with other drugs. JOHN HORN, PharmD: There are some situations when a person takes multiple medications where those medications might inter ... Read on »
Tossing the Baby Out with the Bath Water by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Mar 2013 3:00am While I was doing the online equivalent of dumpster diving this weekend, I stumbled upon a number of tweets and questions surrounding the use of medications.  On the one hand, many people write into any number of health care forums (I participate on ) and ask about possible drug-drug interactions regarding their regimen.   ... Read on »
Events: A National Web conference on the First Consulting Group Inpatient and Ambulatory CPOE Assessment Tool by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Tue 30 Jan 2007 2:03pm January 12, 2007 Leapfrog Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) Evaluation Tools Project Overview and Discussion Presented by David Classen, Chief Medical Officer, First Consulting Group, and moderated by Carol Cain, Senior Manager Health IT Portfolio, AHRQ, as part of the AHRQ HIT Web Teleconference Ser ... Read on »
How to Fight the Common Cold with Zinc by Kim Foster MD Posted Fri 09 Dec 2011 4:28pm Got a cold? Yes, there are tons of viruses going around this year. If you haven’t caught one yet, just wait…(sorry!)  However, when you’re sick with a cold, do you have to suffer in misery? Well, truthfully, your immune system does need to deal with the virus, and that process takes time (typically a week). But does mean there’s nothi ... Read on »