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Good News for Postmenopausal Bones: Benefits of Osteoporosis Meds Outweigh Risks

New practice guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society provide information about osteoporosis medication options and answer questions women may have.

By Diane Domina

More US Doctors Prescribing T3 for Hypothyroidism

If you are being treated for hypothyroidism, new research offers some potentially promising news on your treatment options.

By Mary Shomon

From a Doctor's Perspective: The Opioid Crisis in the Office Setting

The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

An Aspirin a Day May Not Keep All Doctors Away

Aspirin therapy is no longer recommended to lower risk of heart attack and stroke in healthy older adults, according to new guidelines.

By Diane Domina

Hidden Dangers in Drugs' 'Inactive' Ingredients

More than 92 percent of oral meds sold in the U.S. contain at least one ingredient that can cause allergic or adverse reactions in people who are sensitive.

By Diane Domina

Deadly Staph Infections Linked to the Opioid Epidemic

Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.

By Diane Domina

The Opioid Epidemic: It's Not Just About Young People

The number of ER visits involving opioid poisoning or dependence more than tripled in Americans over 65 between 2006 and 2014, according to a new study.

By Diane Domina

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

'Special K' — From Street Drug to FDA-Approved Depression Treatment

If antidepressants or therapy for depression haven't helped, a newly-approved option might. Esketamine (Spravato) is a fast-acting nasal spray.

By Diane Domina