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HowToTakePills© Archive 2018

Once and for all, does coffee kill?
Tue, Jan 2, 2018

Caffeine? Nay. Antioxidants? Yay.

You want bigger body parts. But at what cost?
Tue, Jan 9, 2018

You get what you pay for.

The Dimple Maker and other odd medical products
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Will people buy anything? 

If you're going to sneeze, sneeze BIG!
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Stifling that sneeze can be injurious

Who knew dogs flu?
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Canine influenza is a real thing!

The vaporous virtues of Vicks VapoRub
Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Get ready for some surprises!

Winter indoor air pollution - What died in here?
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Sorry, but that pumpkin spice candle only makes it worse

Kratom - Another drug to OD on?
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The jury is still out on its safety and efficacy

The pneumonia vaccine - explained
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

You may need 2 different shots in a certain order

Women - This is not your husband's heart attack
Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Different gender, different symptoms 

How Rx drugs get their crazy names
Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Which is not a drug? Xepi, Xgeva, Xeljanz, or Xqip?

Do you think I am fat?
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

What's 5 pounds to one person is 40 pounds to another 

Spring allergies - The care and feeding of Margie's nose
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

Remedies abound so she doesn't drown 

Earworms - "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer weiner"
Tue, Apr 3, 2018

Who gets them? Men, women, musicians, the neurotic 

Cancer? I really don't want to know
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Finding out if you have cancer can be a scary ride 

Vaping and teens - Am I cool yet?
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The fad is helpful for some and dangerous for most

Do lefties need more pills than right-handed people do?
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Some southpaws are beleaguered with more psych conditions than righties

How many supplements does Linda need?
Tue, May 1, 2018

Herbs and other supplements can interact with Rx meds

Are syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia still sexual threats?
Tue, May 8, 2018

AIDS distracted the public from what remain dangerous STDs

Are drugstore reading glasses bad for your eyes?
Tue, May 15, 2018

If used correctly, they can be helpful

Why Pete hates going to the doctor
Tue, May 22, 2018

Pete discovered that the alternative could be far worse

Bare feet and a snake – what’s next?
Tue, May 29, 2018

A dog looks down when he's done wrong. A snake looks you right in the eye.

The lunch that kills - literally
Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Fast food? Faster death!

Why summertime is tetanus time
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Because it's a jungle out there

The Gleason Twins - Mono in stereo
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

When the kissing disease spreads, it doesn't kid around 

Mosquitoes in your world? Yea or nay?
Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Disease-causing and flower-pollinating 

Don't let the sun catch you frying
Tue, Jul 3, 2018

Climate change will boost cancer rates 

Hemp CBD oil - Is it really what it is?
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Don't want to get high? Then know what to buy!

Falling - The gravity of the situation
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Falling down the stairs is as much fun as falling in love

From what will you die?
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Because you never know

The importance of clean underwear
Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Go commando at your own peril!

"I hate my doctor!"
Tue, Aug 7, 2018

Maybe it's your doctor or maybe it's you

Will my multivitamin help me live longer?
Tue, Aug 14, 2018

A tablet a day may (or may not) keep the doctor away 

Travel only with the meds you need
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

The story of Mike the Dog  

“My 17-year old just told me he's gay. Now what?”
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

As they say, all you need is love

I'll die whether I smoke or not
Tue, Sep 4, 2018

The cancer risk remains long after quitting. But quit anyway. 

"I don't believe in vaccines"
Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Numbers don't lie.

"D" - The loser vitamin? Study results conflict
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

The sunshine vitamin may not protect against fractures, cancer

Sometimes you feel like a nut!
Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Peanuts, be damned! There are healthier snacks.

Can an ancient virus cause today’s addictions?
Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Genetics teaches us that addiction is more than bad behavior.

Are expired pregnancy tests accurate? Really?
Tue, Oct 9, 2018

You may as well flip a coin!

When is it time to say goodbye?
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Is it really love or the fear of loneliness?

Stand back! The pharmacist has the flu!
Tue, Oct 23, 2018

There's no reason not to get the shot 

How to ID an addict
Tue, Oct 30, 2018

The clues are often obvious

Why is methadone free but chemo isn’t?
Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Judging patients never helps

Prozac in the water, Viagra in the air
Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Drugs, drugs, everywhere!

Starve a cold, feed a fever? Wrong!
Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Bless her heart, but Grandma isn't always right

Have TV drug ads gone too far?
Tue, Nov 27, 2018

“Mom, I don’t get it!” “Ask your father...”

Why get high?
Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The act of getting buzzed - Is it really that bad?

Can you hear me now?
Tue, Dec 11, 2018

What? Say again? Beg pardon? HUH?

You should/should not take pills with cold water.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Hot, cold, or no water at all?

Opiophobia – Your doctor's fear of prescribing opioids
Tue, Dec 25, 2018

Where is the balance between addiction and desperation?