Medications

There are medications for just about anything, whether it's a headache or something more serious. Get informed about prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medicine.

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Cardiovascular medications range from antianginals that pump more oxygen to the heart to vasodilators that widen blood vessels. Learn helpful information about some of the common categories for cardiovascular medications.

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Some antiviral prescription drugs can lessen the severity and cut the duration of the flu as well as prevent infection if you've been exposed. Tamiflu is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. Learn how Tamiflu works, how you take it and whether

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If you've ever been interested in plastic surgery, you've probably wanted to see before and after photos. Take a look at these revealing before and after photos of plastic surgeries that we have gathered for you.

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What are the pros and cons of placebos? Check out what we have gathered for you in this article about placebos and their positive and negative effects on you.

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If you are taking medications and are prescribed more medicine for an ailment it is beneficial to know if they can be mixed. Learn more about avoiding dangerous medicine mix-ups in this article.

By Dr. Rob Danoff

If you imbibed a little too much and still have to go to work the next morning, what solutions does your local drugstore offer?

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Can the old saying, an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, be really true? Learn more about aspirin and why it is prescribed to prevent or manage an ailment.

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Lose 30 pounds in 30 days with no diet or exercise! Sound too good to be true? It is: Most diet-pill promises have no real scientific backing. Learn the truth about diet drugs and what they can really deliver.

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There are many types of medications used to treat high blood pressure. Learn more about what drugs are available.

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The threat of anthrax as a biological weapon has become a real concern for everyone. Ciprofloxacin is a drug used to treat people exposed to anthrax. Learn how this medicine works against the anthrax bacteria.

By Marshall Brain

According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 2.8 million people aged 12 or older had illegally used the prescription drug OxyContin at least once. Find out about this controversial drug.

By Katherine Neer

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Oxycontin is a drug frequently referenced in the news. Just how dangerous is it?

Medications are put into the body in various ways. Why are some injected and others taken in pill form?

With prescription drugs advertised on TV all the time now, do you ever wonder how they come up with the names for new drugs?

An antibiotic selectively kills bacteria, but not the cells in your body. How do these mighty meds work their magic?

By Maria Trimarchi

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Feel a bit of a headache coming on? Muscle aches from yesterday's workout too distracting? Arthritis making that knitting project a pain? Discover how aspirin and other analgesics dull the pain and find out what else they're good for.

By Lucas Hoffman