| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Those of us who carry epinephrine in our pocketbooks and hide them in our kids’ backpacks will appreciate this new product: It actually walks you through the injection process. Since I failed miserably the one time I needed to use our Epi-Pen 10...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The joyous holiday of Purim can be nerve-wracking for the food allergic. Distributing and receiving festive food packages "mishloach manos," banquet tables laden with allergens, and Hamentashen loaded with wheat and eggs can turn into allergic nightmares....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:42 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I have brain fog, attention deficit and a general feeling of disconnection to the world. I take the drugs Provigil, Zoloft and clonazepam. I also take vitamins, but nothing helps. I see a psychiatrist who says I'm just depressed from my...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Drug shortages have increased annually since 2007 and despite new authority given to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to better manage shortfalls deficits persist, forcing doctors to delay or ration care in the most serious cases, according to a...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Bees are life-giving little insects that make our food possible, and they even make some of it on their own. They’re fuzzy, colorful and cute in a six-legged freaky sort of way.
They are also murderous, vengeful and spiteful purveyors of pain and...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The patient was found by paramedics and rushed to the hospital. He had taken over 80 aspirin tablets of 500 mg each — more than enough to be lethal. The ER staff prepared to administer the standard treatment for aspirin poisoning: sodium...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My one-year-old son was diagnosed with a milk allergy, but he is not lactose intolerant. How are the two different?
ANSWER: Although they may seem similar, being allergic to milk and being lactose intolerant are two unrelated medical...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation aimed at protecting victims of sex crimes in state hospitals and developmental centers.
SB 651 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) mandates that victims of suspected abuse in the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with serious allergies who are obese may find out in a moment of crisis their epinephrine injection needles aren't long enough to be effective, according to a new study.
"Epinephrine works best when injected into the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:05 AM
I use a lot less medication than I used to--for my calves as well as for myself! It's not too often that a rancher finds success with something that decreases his veterinary bill as well as his own over-the-counter ibuprofen and antacid expense. This...