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HowToTakePills© Archive 2017

What the pharmacy doesn’t sell
Tue, Jan 3, 2017

It comes in a can and doesn't go cock-a-doodle-do


Let there be light!
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Phototherapy can cure the winter blues


Will we ever beat cancer?
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Maybe not for a long time


Patients who have no patience
Tue, Jan 24, 2017

True tales from the front line


Calcium - Is more better?
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Bone and heart health are in question


Are drugs used "off-label" legal?
Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Prescribers have the right to use drugs off-label


Why take a drug that might cause cancer?
Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Biologic drugs - Making things better (or not)? 


You are "when" you eat
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Skipping meals can hurt your heart


Can e-cigs help you quit?
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

But can they also make you start?


When sleeping pills come back to haunt you
Tue, Mar 7, 2017

But you say you cannot sleep without them?


Ear cleaning - Can you hear me now?
Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Nothing smaller than an elbow in the ear


When vitamins are not your friend
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

More is not always better


Tinnitus – It's all in your head!
Tue, Mar 28, 2017

O! For the sounds of silence!


Tattoos and gauging - The cost of cool
Tue, Apr 4, 2017

What were you thinking?


Ironing out the kinks in your diet
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

"I've never felt so tired in my life"


Can you pray the gray away?
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The only cure for gray hair is the guillotine

 


Does this look infected?
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

That #@&?%+!* hurts!


Is Narcan the answer to opioid deaths?
Tue, May 2, 2017

The game of Russian roulette addicts play


How to I know if my antidepressant is working?
Tue, May 9, 2017

Side effects, missed doses erode their effectiveness


He died from Lyme disease today
Tue, May 16, 2017

Getting infected may be just the beginning 


The tanning bed and the prom
Tue, May 23, 2017

Why Mom said NO


Lower cancer rates are better - True or false?
Tue, May 30, 2017

Hint: Think the Great Recession of 2008


The misery of the hangover
Tue, Jun 6, 2017

"I thought I was having fun. Until I saw it on YouTube."


Can a medication cause skin cancer?
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone


"I caught Grandma smoking a joint!"
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

And she doesn't care if Medicare covers it


Is it OK to give your dog ice cream?
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

There are better ways to keep your dog cool.


Why do some people die soon after retirement?
Tue, Jul 4, 2017

Early retirement, early death, say studies


Nose-picking: Nasty or nutritious?
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The disgusting habit in which most of us indulge


The drug addicts use to get even higher
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Gabapentin is used for pain, seizures, and, apparently, for fun.


The emotional effects of power outages
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

More frequent and lengthier. Have a plan!


Should all opioid overdose victims be saved?
Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Are we being practical or are we playing God?


The fine – and sometimes fatal – art of napping
Tue, Aug 8, 2017

"Do not go gentle into that good night"


Why eating bacon is evil
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

It's beloved and bedeviled 


What the pharmacist refused to sell them
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Is this right or wrong?


How old is old?
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

40? 50? 60? 70?


Is it too early to get a flu shot?
Tue, Sep 5, 2017

You may as well flip a coin.


Your doctor's hands and other germy things you touch
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

"First, do no harm."


Which flu vaccine you should and should not get
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Needlephobic? You need not be.


The case for a "right to healthcare" amendment
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

You can be cured, you just can't afford it


Should antibiotics become controlled substances?
Tue, Oct 3, 2017

The opioid crisis should teach us a lesson 


When side effects become unbearable
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

From uncomfortable to intolerable 


The drugs that make you dream
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

And they aren't always all unicorns and stardust


Lice? But my kids are clean!
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

The louse knows no social boundaries


How tattoos can cause cancer
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Think ink composition 


Only 7 days of painkillers? What if I need more?
Tue, Nov 7, 2017

The opioid epidemic is only getting worse. 


Which pills can you crush and snort?
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

For better or for worse


Why do I need an ID to buy Sudafed?
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Crystal blue persuasion - it's the new sensation


How cancer drugs work (in less than 600 words)
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Cell by cell, these drugs go for the jugular


The link between birth control and suicide
Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Teenage girls are at the highest risk 


Don't get that shingles shot. Get this one.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

The new shingles vaccine is more effective.