Medication Safety

Empty That Medicine Cabinet: Safe Medication Storage Tips

Modern medications can remedy a range of ailments — from reducing the symptoms of the common cold to regulating blood pressure or making chronic pain manageable. Taken as directed or prescribed, they can help us enjoy better health and an improved quality of life. To ensure your medicines can work …

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Understanding Heart Risk

Can A Coronary Calcium Scan Save Your Life?

What if there was a way to predict your risk of a heart attack? Would you be more willing to make changes to your lifestyle if you had better insight on your current heart condition? Fortunately, if you have certain health issues that could put you at risk of a …

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Managing Symptoms

7 Remedies for Taming Nausea

At one time or another, most people have been struck by nausea. Some are queasy from chemotherapy. Others are experiencing a reaction to food, drugs, stress or motion sickness. Still others are pregnant moms suffering from around-the-clock morning sickness.   “Nausea has literally hundreds of causes,” explains Cynthia Ulreich, NP, …

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Protecting Your Skin

How Much Sunscreen Is Enough?

The message finally seems to be spreading that overexposure to the sun is not good for our skin. Not only is it the leading cause of skin cancer, but it also causes premature skin aging, wrinkles, discoloration and roughened skin texture. So, most of us get that we need to …

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Skin Conditions

What Are Keloids?

Your skin puts up with a lot, whether you realize it or not. Day-to-day cuts, scrapes and bruises, an accidental burn from the curling iron, a nick from shaving, an ingrown hair, a new tattoo, an acne breakout … The body’s natural reaction to cuts, pokes and trauma to the …

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Understanding Healthcare

What Is a Clinical Trial?

Between headlining health scares and ongoing healthcare debates, it’s easy to forget that, at heart, medicine is dedicated to improving peoples’ lives. Doctors, researchers and medical innovators are constantly looking for new medicines and treatments to help us live healthier, safer and longer. One way to accomplish those goals? Clinical …

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Maximizing Your Health

What’s the Best Time of Day to …?

When is the best time to exercise? Eat your biggest meal? Wind down for bed? The answers to those questions rest largely on you, according to Nessreen Rizvi, M.D., an internal medicine specialist at Henry Ford Health System. The Optimal Time for Healthy Daily Activities Physicians, dietitians and health and …

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Heart Health Advice

Daily Aspirin Therapy: The Benefits and Risks

It’s no secret that heart disease is the nation’s number one killer. Historically, doctors recommended aspirin to high-risk patients as a harmless way to keep heart disease at bay. And for good reason – studies have shown that aspirin can reduce inflammation, prevents blood clots and lowers the risk of …

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Healthy Holidays
Managing diabetes during Ramadan

Managing Diabetes During Ramadan

During Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims focus on spirituality, self-discipline, compassion and gratitude. They also abstain from all food and drink from sunrise to sunset. That’s no small feat any time of year, but especially when Ramadan comes during months with longer days, as …

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Managing Symptoms
Chronic Runny Nose

6 Things You Should Know About Chronic Runny Nose

Hitting the sales to stock up on tissues? Constant sniffing and wiping? Wondering if you’re going to need to leave a meeting or social event because your nose is running? A chronic runny nose is more than an annoyance. It can significantly affect your quality of life. “People with a …

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