Celebrex? Vioxx? Can My Doctor Provide Me With Safe Prescription Painkillers?

 
What happened to Celebrex and Vioxx? Celebrex, Vioxx, and Bextra are all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, pronounced en-said-z), similar to drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen, that are available over the counter (OTC). Celebrex, Vioxx and Bextra, (sometimes called Cox-2 inhibitors) however, use a slightly different method to achieve the same effect as their OTC cousins; this new method was supposed to limit the side effects some people experience on OTC drugs, including stomach and intestinal problems and allergic reactions. It was thought that because these drugs were less likely to cause such problems, they might be safer for patients with painful chronic conditions (like arthritis) to use for long periods of time....
 

Ingrown Toe Nails Medical Treatment

 
Medical Care: Treatment options depend on the stage of ingrown toenails, medically known as onychocryptosis. Stage 2 can be treated by stretching the soft tissue away from the side of the nail, elevating the offending edge of nail from the soft tissue, and placing a small pledget of cotton under the nail edge to lift it back into the nail grove. Instruct patients with stage 2 ingrown nails on how to perform this treatment. Parents should also be instructed to have the child rest, keep the foot elevated, and use warm soaks. Stage 3 should be treated by removing the nail margin as described in "Surgical Care." Chronic ingrown toenails may require matrix ablation. Surgical Care: Stage 3 ingrown nails require avulsion of the lateral border of the nail plate with sharp excision of the hypertrophic granulation tissue....
 

How to Find a Drug Rehab in Florida?

 
When you're in need, the quickest way is the best: if you put "drug rehab in Florida" in your search engine, the first page it finds will be the right one. There you'll find all the information you need, including addresses, contact information as well as some number and explanations to how they are going to help drug addicts. Just be warned that there are two kinds of treatments: "inpatient" and "outpatient". Unlike you probably think, both of them should be attended for a long time (the longer the better), the difference is elsewhere. "Inpatient" one requires patients to move to a rehab center, while "outpatient" allows them "onsite"...
 

Sufferers often find that they have to deal with the symptoms themselves, through self-help methods and supplements, rather than by using conventional medicines. However, this does not mean that there is no hope of improvement. By sharing their experiences, sufferers can learn a lot about what really helps to ease IBS.

 
If you suffer from constipation rather than diarrhea, you could try magnesium supplements instead, as these can have a slight laxative effect. Digestive enzymes and probiotics Looking at your diet Laura describes how a close examination of her diet helped her IBS: "I was placed on every kind of medication, and sometimes they worked in the short term, sometimes they didn't work at all. The doctor finally suggested trying to alter my diet in cycles, and we discovered that eating meat was my problem. I became a vegetarian and no longer have constant problems. Sometimes I even go years without any pain at all. It's worth all the effort you put into it when you finally feel better." Flaxseed I thought it was another crackpot cure, but eventually I decided to try it....
 

Can Mexican Pharmacy Purchases Be Trusted?

 
Purchasing drugs from a Mexican pharmacy is, for the most part, a very safe and inexpensive way of getting the medical supplies that you require. Since the laws in Mexico are very different than in the US, as most drugs are readily available without a prescription (except for some controlled substances and all narcotics), purchasing drugs from a Mexican pharmacy should be a fairly painless process. However, there are some risks associated with purchasing drugs from a Mexican pharmacy - but they are no more risky than any other purchase you'd make on the Internet today. Awareness is the first step, and this article will help you become a more informed health care consumer so that you make the best drug-related choices for you and your loved ones....
 

Medical Billing Specialist

 
In actuality, a medical billing specialist and a good EMR, or electronic medical record system, will save consumers and practices from adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to their balance sheets. Both the medical billing specialist and the EMR system they use must be able to keep up with the needs of the day-that is, are they both able to transcribe, edit, and store; or to batch, secure, organize? And are the records accessible to approved personnel even on a pocket PC or when traveling? These are considerations to be taken into account. Defensive medicine requires research and homework for both medical practices and consumers. In fact, the one implication in Pres. Bush's phrase, "defensive medicine,"...
 

Flatfeet in Children: When Are They A Problem?

 
There are high arch feet and low arch feet and many different foot types in between. Many individuals have flatfeet, but do not have foot problems. All of us are born with flatfeet and some of the greatest athletes have flatfeet. But, flatfeet are a problem when the arch completely collapses in combination with excess inward rotation in the foot. This type of flatfoot causes excess stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons in the foot and ankle. If not treated appropriately, tendon and joint problems will develop. Flatfeet are normal in infants and the arch will not start to develop until between four and eight years of age. Up until this time, all children will have flatfeet. Many children under the age of 4 may have excessively flatfeet and excess rotation in their feet....
 

Catch The Wave

 
There has never been a better opportunity for chiropractic medicine? and it's going to get even better! Living in Southern California the ocean waves and the surfing environment inspire you. You cannot help but draw the analogy of "catching the wave" during the most exciting time I have experienced in chiropractic medicine over the past 15 years. There has never been so much opportunity in the history of physical therapy! State-of-the-art equipment like the 830Laser, a cold laser therapy device, provides unprecedented options in healing from arthritis pain to carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. Most significant, the public is becoming aware of the benefits. Good health and pain relief, without side effects, has finally become important to the public at large....
 

Increasing Patient Care and Reducing Liability in Seven Simple Steps

 
When an unconscious patient arrives in the ED, every hospital agrees that timely next of kin notification is vital. Not only is it important to have a family member present to comfort the patient, but to make informed decisions for his care and provide the medical history that can make the difference between life and death. From a liability standpoint, as we know all too well, having a family member making medical decisions, often means that if complications do arise, the family will be much less likely to sue, than if they hadn't been in attendance. Although most hospitals make notification calls quickly, between personnel shortages and overworked staffers, that call can often be delayed or forgotten....
 

Acid Reflux and Your Diet

 
There is an undeniable connection between the occurrence of acid reflux and diet. Everything in your body has a delicate balance. The human body is a miracle of systems that maintains just the right conditions to keep everything running smoothly. Therefore it's the healthiest when there is an acidic balance or equilibrium. The stomach regulates acidic digestion with enzymes that convert acids into manageable alkaline or basal substances. However, when there is an over-production of acid, usually helped along by lifestyle choices like overeating or smoking, acid reflux is likely to occur, and if it goes unregulated, acid reflux disease can develop. Fortunately, acid reflux and diet can be effectively improved by launching a few lifestyle changes....
 

NIH Official Altered Drug Study

 
NIH Official Altered Drug Study Dr. Edmund Tramont, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Division of AIDS, altered the conclusions from a safety report on pregnant women taking the drug nevirapine in order to cover up its negative side effects. Since the mid-1990s, nevirapine, an antiretroviral drug, has been used despite government warnings that it could cause deadly liver problems or rashes when multiple doses were administered over time. A study in 2002 was conducted to evaluate whether or not nevirapine could possibly decrease the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. Multiple Problems With Drug Research A report compiled by a medical officer under Tramont, Dr....
 

Rogue Online Pharmacies: The Internet War Of 2005

 
Online Pharmacy owners who haven't been working within moral and governmental regulations are in for the ride of their lives. In past months, many of these so called "rogue pharmacies" have either voluntarily shut down or been closed by the powers that be. However, the major illegitimate players have been unable to cover their tracks, and some have been outright irresponsible. Back in 2002, it was easy and comforting to start a personal affiliate site for one of the few legitimate online pharmacies around. However, from 2003 on it became clear that some business-savvy people thought it was fine to sell counterfeit prescription medications, or even go as far as charging a hefty "doctor's fee" for processing an online consultation when no doctors were involved!...
 

Treating Lazy Eye in Older Children

 
Many eye doctors believed until recently that if a child's vision was impaired because of a "lazy eye," the condition could not be corrected past the age of six or seven years. However, a study funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has found that amblyopia or "lazy eye" treatment can be effective in children age seven through 17. In fact, many of the 517 children studied at 49 eye centers showed improvement in their vision. "Age alone should not determine whether or not to treat," said Michael Repka, M. D., a pediatric ophthalmologist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and a co-author of the study. Even teenagers benefit from treatment, said Repka....
 
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