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Pain relief, opioids, and constipation

Opioid drugs like morphine are the most effective pain relievers, but constipation is a typical side effect. it is therefore advisable to take a stool softener and a laxative when taking an opioid. (Locked) More »

Pain relief, opioids, and constipation

Opioid drugs like morphine are the most effective pain relievers, but constipation is a typical side effect. it is therefore advisable to take a stool softener and a laxative when taking an opioid. (Locked) More »

Finding ovarian cancer early

Ovarian cancer is highly treatable if diagnosed early enough, but it is often difficult to detect. Women who experience unusual abdominal pain, bloating, or digestive problems over a period of two or three weeks should see a doctor. (Locked) More »

Finding ovarian cancer early

Ovarian cancer is highly treatable if diagnosed early enough, but it is often difficult to detect. Women who experience unusual abdominal pain, bloating, or digestive problems over a period of two or three weeks should see a doctor. (Locked) More »

Do we really need all that calcium?

While calcium is essential for bone strength, some experts believe that Americans are getting too much calcium, which can actually lead to an increased risk of a hip fracture. (Locked) More »

Do we really need all that calcium?

While calcium is essential for bone strength, some experts believe that Americans are getting too much calcium, which can actually lead to an increased risk of a hip fracture. (Locked) More »

Tattoos: Leaving their mark

As tattoos become more common, the desire to have them removed has also increased. Lasers are generally safe and can be effective, but often cannot remove the entire tattoo. (Locked) More »

Tattoos: Leaving their mark

As tattoos become more common, the desire to have them removed has also increased. Lasers are generally safe and can be effective, but often cannot remove the entire tattoo. (Locked) More »