You can protect yourself against superbugs

Infections of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasing. People can reduce the risk by washing hands regularly, having recommended vaccines, taking antibiotics only as prescribed, and choosing organic meat, poultry, and dairy. (Locked) More »

Can I take an expired medication?

Most drugs remain potent after their expiration dates. You may want to move it to the refrigerator, though, because drugs stored in cool temperatures usually remain potent longer. (Locked) More »

3 things you can do about shingles

Vaccination can prevent or minimize shingles. Immediate treatment with antiviral medications can relieve the symptoms, and tricyclic antidepressants can treat any long-lasting pain or itching. (Locked) More »

Why you should heed a ministroke

Transient ischemic attacks signal “silent” brain damage and impending stroke. Prompt treatment can minimize damage and prevent strokes. Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, along with a healthy lifestyle, can prevent TIAs. (Locked) More »