More than 1/3 of Americans are Taking Pain Medication with Dangerous Side Effects

These medications carry the risk of depression, including suicidal symptoms, as a possible adverse effect. There are safer pain management approaches -- see your doctor of chiropractic for drug-free pain relief. More than a third of Americans are estimated to be taking at least one prescription medication that carries the risk of depression, including suicidal symptoms, as a possible adverse effect—and they may have no idea—according to a study published this week in JAMA. The study is an observational one, meaning it can only identify associations and not whether common drugs are causing depression or suicide in people. Still, the researchers found...

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Sleep tips: 6 Tips for Better Sleep

You're not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine. By Mayo Clinic Staff Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night's sleep — from work stress and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as illnesses. It's no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. While you might not be able to control the factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep. Start with these simple tips. 1. Stick to a sleep...

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Stay safe in high temps!

Drink plenty of fluids, wear sunscreen and watch the temperature when exercising outdoors. Pay attention to warning signs During hot-weather exercise, watch for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. If you ignore these symptoms, your condition can worsen, resulting in a medical emergency. Signs and symptoms may include: Muscle cramps Nausea or vomiting Weakness Fatigue Headache Excessive sweating Dizziness or lightheadedness Confusion Irritability Low blood pressure Increased heart rate Visual problems If you develop any of these symptoms, you must lower your body temperature and get hydrated right away. Stop exercising immediately and get out of the heat. If possible,...

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