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Christina Lasich, MD

Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro

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Specialist in Pain Management and Spine Rehabilitation

Common Drugs That are Unexpectedly Abused

Everyone knows that morphine, oxycodone and Valium can be abused, but not everyone expects common drugs like cough medicine and allergy medicine, which are found in most medicine cabinets, can be abused too.  Every friend and family member needs to be aware of the potential dangers of seemingly harmless remedies that can hurl a loved one... Read moreChevron

posted 07/29/2015, comments (0)|
PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Breast cancer survivor, author, volunteer, support group founder/leader

10 Ways to Make Sure You Have the Right Oncologist

 

Once you have cancer, you'll also have an oncologist – a cancer doctor. You may very well be seeing this doctor for the rest of... Read moreChevron

posted 07/29/2015, comments (0)|
Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

Essential Oils for Fracture Pain and Stress Relief

Essential oils have been used for many years for many different things, from indigestion, stress relief and pain.

 

I have always used the... Read moreChevron

posted 07/27/2015, comments (0)|
Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Mental Health Activist

5 Thoughts on Schizophrenia Medication Reduction

A recent study indicated that lowering the dose of risperidone or olanzapine in schizophrenia patients 50 years old or older can be effective as a measure to try to ward off extrapyramidal symptoms or other symptoms like weight gain.

 

One caveat: the follow-up was three to six months after the study. In that time frame most... Read moreChevron

posted 07/26/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

How Do You Know Which Health Professional You Need?

We often talk of the importance of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) having a medical team composed of many different health professionals. These teams are built over time, growing one by one as you need what a particular profession offers. But how do you know who you need so you can ask for a referral?

 

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posted 07/24/2015, comments (0)|

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