Health Problems

High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with CD

One in 8 adults with common heart diseases and stroke skip taking medications, delay filling prescriptions or take lower doses than prescribed because of concerns about cost, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “The out-of-pocket cost of medications is a huge issue for millions of high-risk patients with […]

Health Problems

Multiple medications could help frail older adults live longer after heart attack but may impact function

Nursing home residents prescribed multiple medications following a heart attack were less likely to die within 90 days than those who took only one medication, but more medication may contribute to functional decline, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Certain prescription medications – including antiplatelets, beta […]

Medications

9 Medications That Can Interfere With Your Workout

Here’s a list of nine drug classes you should be careful with when working out. We’ll talk about why extra precautions may be necessary and how you can work around these drug-exercise interactions. 1) Antidepressants Getting in the mood to workout can be mentally tough as it is. Antidepressants like sertraline (Zoloft) and fluoxetine (Prozac) […]

Medications

Bruising for No Reason? It Could Be Due to These Medications

Bruising, where blood gets trapped under the skin, usually happens from trauma—like banging your knee against a table. Now, easy bruising without trauma is a different story. It could be due to health conditions like a shortage of platelets, bleeding disorders, and deficiencies in vitamin C, vitamin K or protein. Or, more commonly, it could […]