5-Hour Energy Drink Review

5-Hour Energy Drink Review

At Health and Life, we occasionally relax and engage in corporate team building by watching television.  Over the past months we have seen a fair amount of advertising for a product called 5-Hour Energy. The commercials promise hours of energy now without a crash...
A Balanced Approach to Antidepressants

A Balanced Approach to Antidepressants

When we make decisions, we have to weigh the potential good of something against the potential bad.  The nature of this decision is nowhere more clear than in deciding whether or not to take a medication. Antidepressants, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake...
The New Medications in 2010 – Highlights

The New Medications in 2010 – Highlights

As someone who spends a fair bit of time thinking about and dealing with medications and treatments, I like to think I know a little about the subject.  And, to be honest, I was getting a little concerned.  It seemed like there was a real lack of innovative therapies...
Qnexa for Weight Loss; Side Effects

Qnexa for Weight Loss; Side Effects

Qnexa is a new medication that will go for FDA approval in 2010 and is a treatment for obesity.  It consists of phentermine and topiramate and has shown excellent results in studies to date.  Concerns, however, remain about its safety and long run effectiveness....
Benlysta: Limited Efficacy for Lupus?

Benlysta: Limited Efficacy for Lupus?

Benlysta is a new lupus treatment being made by Human Genome Sciences along with GlaxoSmithKline.  It is a fully human monoclonal antibody that targets the B-lymphocyte stimulator – BLYS for short – and has shown some efficacy in trials to date. Our analysis, however,...