Pain Relievers

  • Posted on: 31 December 2013
  • By: jleff

Is it safe to combine pain relievers if one isn't easing my pain?

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Sources: http://nclnet.org/health/100-over-the-counter-medicines/272-answers-to-your-questions-about-otc-painkillers http://www.health.harvard.edu/fhg/updates/12-things-you-should-know-about-pain-relievers.shtml http://www.rheumatology.org/Practice/Clinical/Patients/Medications/NSAIDs__Nonsteroidal_Anti-inflammatory_Drugs/ http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/02/briefing/3882b2_02_mcneil-nsaid.htm http://www.uptodate.com/contents/nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory-drugs-nsaids-beyond-the-basics
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Should I be Taking Supplements?

  • Posted on: 2 July 2012
  • By: jleff

Should I be taking supplements? I've read so many conflicting reports lately.

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References: [1] Jaako Mursu, PhD, et al. Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women, The Iowa Women’s Health Study. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(18):1625-1633. [2] Lippman, Scott M., MD, et al. Effect of Selenium and Vitamin E on Prostate Cancer and Other Cancers. JAMA, 2009; 301(1):39-51. [3] The Lewin Group. (2006). An evidence-based study of the role of dietary supplements in helping seniors maintain their independence. Prepared for: The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance. [4] Shanker, A. H. & Prasad, A. S. (1998) Zinc and immune function: the biological basis of altered resistance to infections. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 68 (suppl. 2): 447S–463S. [5] Misner, Bill. Food Alone May Not Provide Sufficient Micronutrients for Preventing Deficiency. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2006; 3(1): 51–55.
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Health Care Reform Affects Older Women

  • Posted on: 2 March 2012
  • By: jleff

How does the new health care reform act affect older women?

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References “The Affordable Care Act: Easing the Burden on Older Women.” National Partnership for Women & Families Medicare and You 2012. http://www.medicare.gov/publications/pubs/pdf/10050.pdf, "What is the Donut Hole?" http://www.healthcare.gov/blog/2010/08/donuthole.html; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. http://www.healthcare.gov/law/features/65-older/drug-discounts/index.html http://doughnuthole.aarp.org/ Kaiser Family Foundation. Summary of Key Changes to Medicare in 2010 Health Reform Law. http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/7948-02.pdf “The Affordable Care Act: Easing the Burden on Older Women.” National Partnership for Women & Families
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