What should I do to reduce risk of colds?

By: Suzy Cohen
Posted on: February 27, 2012

Dear Pharmacist:Every winter I worry about catching cold and flu. What are some simple steps I can take to keep my immune system healthy?— L.F., Alexandria, Va.Dear L.F.:Preventing the spread of germs is job one. If you feel any symptoms of a cold, please stay home and delegate your errands to a friend or relative. Also, keep your distance from other individuals home with you, such as ... READ MORE

Medicare debate is all about the boomers

By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Posted on: February 20, 2012

Baby boomers take note: Medicare as your parents have known it is headed for big changes no matter who wins the White House in 2012. You may not like it, but you might have to accept it.Dial down the partisan rhetoric, and surprising similarities emerge from competing policy prescriptions by President Barack Obama and leading Republicans such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.Limit the overall... READ MORE

Do any supplements really boost energy?

By: Bruben
Posted on: February 20, 2012

Do you feel tired or run-down? Do you lack the energy you used to have? If so, you’re part of a large group.Fatigue is one of the most common problems patients report to their doctors. As many as 14 percent of men and 20 percent of women say they feel “frequently fatigued,” and in a survey of more than 17 million people 51 and older, 31 percent reported the symptom of... READ MORE

Do any supplements really boost energy?

By: Howard Special Report
Posted on: February 13, 2012

Do you feel tired or run-down? Do you lack the energy you used to have? If so, you’re part of a large group.Fatigue is one of the most common problems patients report to their doctors. As many as 14 percent of men and 20 percent of women say they feel “frequently fatigued,” and in a survey of more than 17 million people 51 and older, 31 percent reported the symptom of... READ MORE

How you can save on healthcare abroad

By: Anne Kates Smith
Posted on: February 06, 2012

Last year, more than a half-million U.S. residents got medical care abroad, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a consumer advisory service. That number is likely to grow at a 25 to 35 percent annual rate.Some procedures lend themselves to international travel. The five most-popular overseas procedures are cosmetic surgery, dentistry, orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, and in vitro... READ MORE

Stem cells may restore vision in the blind

By: Alicia Chang
Posted on: February 06, 2012

Two legally blind women appeared to gain some vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scientists reported in January.While embryonic stem cells were first isolated more than a decade ago, most of the research has been done in lab animals. The new results come from the first tests in humans for a vision problem. Researchers caution the work is still very... READ MORE