Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

For patients with type 2 diabetes – especially those over age 50 – the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin shots trumps the benefits of drugs, says a new study by the University of Michigan Health System, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and University College London. The…Read more Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Want Nail Polish Remover? Better Have ID at CVS

Life imitates art again. This time, it’s Breaking Bad. CVS Caremark has a new policy aimed at slowing the production of crystal meth. They’re limiting sales of nail polish remover and requiring anyone who wants a bottle to show a … Continue reading

A true wonder drug

aspirin has been shown to reduce death risk for many types of cancers

Are You a Cyberchondriac?

Do common symptoms lead you to extensive literature searches on a disease you likely don’t even have? You might be a cyberchondriac.

Health Literacy Touches Us All

Lack of health literacy is a huge, often hidden problem in the U.S. but professionals and patients can work together to improve knowledge and outcomes.