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Ginkgo biloba for ADHD: A natural herbal treatment alternative? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 May 2009 11:29pm A few weeks ago, I discussed the merits of ginseng for treating ADHD. What I did not mention is the fact that this special herb often works even better in tandem with another important "brain herb", Ginkgo biloba. It's benefits also extend beyond the nervous system, and the Ginkgo has been used to treat everything from increasing blood flow to Al ... Read on »
Drug-Drug Interactions to Watch Out For by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 1:42pm P450 enzymes and “poor metabolizers.” The finding, published in Science , is a bit arcane to the layperson. The big secret of how the P450 enzyme family metabolizes drugs turns out to be a critical phase change, where an oxygen molecule temporarily joins the mix, forming “Compound I,” a process the scientists documented by cooling the ... Read on »
Tandem Adventures Part II: Paris by Carolyn C. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Nov 2012 1:24am In my previous post I described my tandem bicyling adventures in Bend, OR at the National Masters Cycling Championships . From the week in Bend we arrived home exhilirated and excited for our next trip – for only 11 days later we were leaving for France where my fiance, Chris,  was competing in the World Duathlon Championships in Nancy, a sma ... Read on »
Scleroderma Treatment With Nutritions and Antioxidants by Jan Posted Sat 05 Jun 2010 12:00am Scleroderma Information by Ray D.Strand, M.D. (The Specialist in Nutritional Medicine) This is a book which helps my mother to fight with scleroderma.^_~ Scleroderma Scleroderma, a disease affecting fourteen million people worldwide and 150,000 in the United States, is believed to be by most researchers an autoimmune disea ... Read on »
Heartbeats in tandem by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 6:37pm It’s that little catch at the end of the spoken phrase, that choked-up sound that means ‘I’m trying to be all grown-up about things but aren’t you still my mommy? Can’t you fix it and make it better?” Rips your heart out. This time, it was yesterday, when daughter #2 called. When the phone rang, I was expecting her to say her bus coming ba ... Read on »
Drug Interaction: A Real Issue by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 5:44pm Check out this Medscape article addressing Drug to Drug Interaction, an issue that is a consideration for any of us who take more than one medication at a time. This case-based activity identifies risk factors for drug-drug interactions and presents management tools to help doctors anticipate and prevent associated adverse events for patients. ... Read on »
Raising awareness of Lyme disease by Geoff Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 18 Sep 2008 11:24am 3 Comments Today's featured contributor is Dr. Virginia Sherr, who maintains the site The Human Side of Lyme. Dr. Sherr is a psychiatrist who has experienced Lyme disease first hand over many years, and shares valuable information and resources to get the word out about this ongoing problem. She is particularly concerned about the incidence of undiagno ... Read on »
ADD ADHD Medications - Amphetamines: 2D6 Drug Interaction Update by Chuck Medical Doctor Posted Sun 21 Dec 2008 7:44am Image via WikipediaADD, ADHD Update:  We know Prozac and Paxilcommonly interact with amphetamines[AMP] Now we should also watch for Antihistamines When they are used for treatment of depression and ADD simultaneously: Dexedrine, Adderall and Adderall XR, and Vyvanse -by blocking the metabolic pathway of AMP, ' CYP450 2D6' -and have r ... Read on »
other drug interaction with PD medicines by heroteo heroteo Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 12:01am Other Drug Interactions with Parkinson’s Disease Medicines Posted: by Dr. P.D. Table of Contents What is Drug Interaction? Parkinson’s Disease Medicines Drug Interactions with Parkinson’s Disease Medicines Levodopa Other Parkinson’s Drugs Comments (7) Parkinson’s disease is a long term disease where the patient needs to ... Read on »
Older Adults At High Risk For Drug Interactions by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:43pm At least one in 25 older adults, about 2.2 million people in the United States, take multiple drugs in combinations that can produce a harmful drug-drug interaction, and half of these interactions involve a non-prescription medication, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center report in the Dec. 24/31, 2008, issue of JAMA. Alth ... Read on »