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Treating The Common Cold

In most cases, colds are caused by viruses. Remember, antibiotics are not necessary when there is a viral infection. In fact, they won’t work.

10/10/2013

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Herbal ‘Remedies’ Could Prove Harmful

Some herbs can be quite helpful but others can be potentially dangerous and just because they are over the counter does not mean they are necessarily safe.

06/12/2013

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Treating Allergy Symptoms

Not only are there medications available by prescription that can help control allergy symptoms, there are also many effective over the counter remedies.

05/07/2013

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Herbal Remedies Vs. Regulated Meds

What does the law say about what herbal and homeopathic remedies need to tell you – and what they don’t?

04/18/2013

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Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs

One of the biggest sources of drug abuse for teenagers might surprise you. It is prescription and over the counter abuse.

08/10/2011

Frugality With Health Care Could Be Costly

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 35% of people relied on a home remedy or over-the-counter medication instead of going to the doctor in the last 12 months.

12/27/2010