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Depression: Why Taking Medication Isn’t a Cop Out

Rachel Star Withers presents a convincing case on why taking antidepressants is not a sign a weakness, but rather strength.

By Rachel Star Withers

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Vaccines

Both chronic lymphocytic leukemia and its treatments can weaken the immune system. Patients should get flu and pneumonia vaccines, but may need to avoid others.

By Eileen Bailey

Those Pesky Self-Injectable Medications Don’t Have to Hurt (As Bad)

Several medications used for MS are injectable drugs — aka, shots. We’ve been running from shots since we were kids, but they don’t have to hurt as badly as we remember. Here are some simple tips to minimize the pain, while maximizing the treatment.

By Lisa Emrich

Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trials

If you have metastatic melanoma, how do you know if a clinical trial might be right for you? And what can you expect if you join one?

By Eileen Bailey

Could Your Sleeping Pill Keep You From Hearing a Fire Alarm?

Some sleeping pills can impair your ability to wake up in response to a threatening situation, such as the smell of smoke or the sound of a fire alarm.

By Diane Domina

The 7 Habits of Successful Thyroid Patients

What does it take to be successful as a thyroid patient? Here are seven habits that can help you not only survive but thrive, and truly live well with your thyroid condition.

By Mary Shomon

11 Thyroid Medication Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Taking your thyroid medication around the same time as your daily vitamins? Eating too much fiber? Switched to generic medication? All of these things could be harming you.

By Mary Shomon

How to Save Money on Your Thyroid Prescriptions

Follow these six tips and stop spending so much money on your thyroid prescriptions.

By Mary Shomon

10 Thyroid Treatment Warnings to Watch For

If your doctor has ever told you that thyroid disease is easy to diagnose or treat, he may be mishandling your treatment.

By Mary Shomon

What NOT to Take With Your Thyroid Medication

You'd be surprised at all of the seemingly harmless medications and supplements that could be blocking your absorption of your thyroid medication, making it seem like you never even took your thyroid meds at all.

By Mary Shomon