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Archive for May, 2012

Misuse of over-the-counter pain medication is potential health threat

05.30.2012 · Posted in COPD - Medications and Treatment

Springer Select Study uncovers the extent of OTC acetaminophen overdose risk A significant number of adults are at risk of unintentionally overdosing on over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, according to a new study in the US by Dr. Michael Wolf, from Northwestern University in Chicago, and his colleagues. Their work¹, looking at the prevalence and potential ...

Mediterranean diet is shown to be associated with quality of life

05.30.2012 · Posted in copd nutrition

SINC For years the Mediterranean diet is associated with fewer diseases and increased welfare. Now a new study also linked to mental and physical health The Mediterranean diet, characterized by the consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, olive oil and nuts, has been shown to have beneficial health effects such as reduced incidence of chronic ...

Insurance Coverage for Diabetes Supplies and Medications

05.29.2012 · Posted in Other Health Concerns

Yahoo Health Experts Test strips, lancets, and medications can be expensive. Unfortunately, I see many people who pay full price for these items because they think their insurance won’t provide coverage. And yet insurance often does cover some types of testing supplies and medications–if you can figure out exactly what is covered. Here are some ...

Berries Keep Your Brain Sharp

05.29.2012 · Posted in Woman's Health

BWH press release Berries are good for you, that’s no secret. But can strawberries and blueberries actually keep your brain sharp in old age? A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) finds that a high intake of flavonoid rich berries, such as strawberries and blueberries, over time, can delay memory decline ...