Mind Your Meds

Mind Your Meds

Not taking heart medications can lead to serious effects You go to your doctor, receive a prescription and never get…

Medication Non-Adherence: Simple Steps Help You Stay on Track

Medication Non-Adherence: Simple Steps Help You Stay on Track

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts By Howard LeWine, M.D. Q: I had a mild heart attack a few…

What you need to know if you’re taking multiple medications

What you need to know if you’re taking multiple medications

Harvard Health Letters Taking several types of medications can be challenging. But this is something you have to get right.…

Breast cancer drug found to reduce seizures

Breast cancer drug found to reduce seizures

Source: Northwestern University A class of drug that inhibits estrogen production and is used to treat breast cancer has been…

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Studies suggest doctors should cut back on some medications in seniors

Source: University of Michigan Medical School whatdoctorsknow.com Anyone who takes medicine to get their blood sugar or blood pressure down…

Abruptly stopping antidepressants can cause distressing symptoms

Abruptly stopping antidepressants can cause distressing symptoms

By Michael Craig Miller, M.D. Q: I have been taking paroxetine (Paxil) for more than a year. Since I felt…

Is your medication making you depressed?

Is your medication making you depressed?

Harvard Health Letters Be on the lookout for mood swings, sleeplessness, and anxiety when starting certain medications. We all get…

Do you really need all the drugs you’re taking?

Do you really need all the drugs you’re taking?

Harvard Health Letters You probably go through your closet periodically, weeding out clothes that no longer fit. But how often…