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Things You Should Know About Prednisone
Prednisone is used to treat many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and asthma. Here are some important things to know about prednisone.
Foods that Boost Brain Power
A few changes to your diet may give your brain a boost! 
Healthy Habits After You Hit 40
Most doctors will say that your 40's are an important time for preventing health problems. Here’s some tips that can help you stay healthy.
Surprising Side Effects of OTC Meds
If you are using over-the-counter medications, stay aware of these fifteen common side effects.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
When RA Gets Complicated
Rheumatoid arthritis can last a lifetime. As the years pass, the inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis can spread to other organs, causing a variety of health problems. In some cases, the complications of rheumatoid arthritis can be deadly.
Viral Infection Linked to Blinding Eye Disease
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in older adults. However, few risk factors for the eye disease have been identified. A viral infection has now been linked to development of AMD.
Complications of Diabetes
It's hard enough to keep track of your daily responsibilities. It's even harder to plan for events years down the road. But if you have diabetes, you must start taking steps now to possibly avoid complications in the future.
FDA Issues Second Warning to Physicians about Certain Compounded Drugs
FDA has received additional reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G ( BBG ) during eye surgery since the FDA Warning to Physicians was posted on March 19, 2012.
FDA Issues Second Warning to Physicians about Certain Compounded Drugs
FDA has received additional reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G ( BBG ) during eye surgery since the FDA Warning to Physicians was posted on March 19, 2012.