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An aspirin a day may not always keep heart disease away, say two University of Florida cardiologists. But a new algorithm they have developed outlines factors physicians should weigh as they assess whether a patient would benefit from a daily dose of...
The Baltimore Sun editorial, "Plan B restrictions — better, but not best," (May 2) attempted to draw comparisons between two very different over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and ultimately provided an inaccurate and misleading characterization of a...
In the United States of 2013, any youngster can walk into a store and buy a bottle of aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen or some other pain reliever without showing any identification, parental consent or a doctor's order. They don't have to be 15 or 17 or...
Nearly 1,800 pounds of unused and expired medication was turned in Harford County by more than 500 people during the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 27. The 1,782 pounds of medicine turned in was properly disposed of and...
MEXICO CITY -- President Obama says he’s “very comfortable” with a Food and Drug Administration ruling that maintains age restrictions on females who can buy the so-called morning after pill without a prescription. The rule announced...
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Teva Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday it plans to close its West Rockhill Township manufacturing plant in 2017, eliminating more than 450 jobs there and dealing a significant blow to northern Bucks County's employment base. CEO Jeremy Levin, who took...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
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Spring Fling will be Saturday STANFORD — The Cedar Creek Sportsman Club’s Spring Fling will begin 6 p.m. Saturday. The menu will be pork tenderloin, baked beans, cole slaw, potato wedges, desserts and drinks. There will be lots of door...
ReutersApril 25 (Reuters) - Shoppers Drug Mart Corp, Canada's biggest pharmacy chain, reported higher revenue, driven by an increase in sales of items such as over-the-counter drugs, cosmetics and food. Total sales in the first-quarter rose 4 percent to C$2....
Unless there is some recognized analgesic effect of rolling a joint, lighting it up and deeply inhaling the by-products of marijuana combustion, then it stands to reason that you could distill the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana,...
Tribune Specialty ProductsFeet are the furthest thing from our minds when it comes to health concerns. Asked which of eight factors are very important to their overall health in a survey by Edge Research, only half of adults named care of the feet -- the lowest ranking among the...
reporterLush trees and budding flowers may signal the beginning of spring, but for others it's the start of allergy season. "Itchy watery eyes, sneezy, runny nose feeling like you've been hit by a Mac truck- that's very often allergies," explains Dr. Dane...
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