Ask Your Pharmacist-4

It’s time for us to have a little chat about how to take your medicine properly. I know that sounds simple, but too often I have patients who come to me who are taking...

Ask Your Pharmacist – February 19, 2011

Two of the more frustrating and confusing words in pharmacy for patients are “prior authorization.” Patients hate it. It’s time consuming, but it’s a requirement by insurance companies for certain drugs. What it means is...

Study Says Women’s Tears Weaken Male Arousal

A study by the Weizmann Institute in Israel says that women’s tears are a turnoff for men, as scientists claim they have demonstrated that emotional signals are chemically encoded in tears and reduce the...

Lymph Node Study May Change Breast Cancer Treatment

According to a new study, early breast cancer patients may not need multiple lymph nodes removed, a common practice used to prevent the spread of tumors. The research, published in The Journal of the American...

Ask Your Pharmacist – February 11, 2011

Let me say this right off; children are not little adults. That’s particularly true when it comes to medication. So, when considering over-the-counter medicine for your children, you shouldn’t give them any drugs that...

Heart Health in the Season of Love

February is a time each year when hearts take center stage – every convenience store from New York to Los Angeles is virtually covered in heart-shaped chocolate, candies and cards. But there’s another heart...

Save Your Life by Having Your Eyes Examined

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Having your eyes examined not only can prevent blindness, it can save your life. That is the message of three Howard University Hospital physicians who this week will be discussing how eye...

Pastor Launches Initiative to Combat Obesity in the Pews

The Rev. Deron Cloud passed out suddenly one day while riding his exercise bike. When he woke up in an intensive care unit, doctors said he’d suffered from an aneurism and could have died....

Coalition Aims to Raise Pornography Awareness through Facebook

In attempts to raise awareness about online pornography, the War on Illegal Pornography, a coalition of more than 50 national and state groups founded by Morality in Media, will host its first online conference...

Don’t Be a Wimp, Get a Check-Up

I started exercising about 15 years ago. I’ve been pretty healthy. I would go to the doctor to get my annual checkup, but not get the PSA (prostate early detection screening test). It was...

D.C. ‘Divas’ Celebrate First Year of Health Campaign

On Oct. 2, a community-based movement determined to educate and empower metropolitan-area women about their health choices celebrated its first anniversary. Divas, MPH (Making Our People Healthier), is an all-female health outreach organization that...

The Pursuit of Fitness

Baltimore native Tavian Quinn is passionate about fitness and healthy living, a lifestyle more people are adopting as obesity wages an unprecedented war against against Americans’ waistlines and longevity. As the fitness model studied to...

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