Weird Facts About Caffeine, Coke, and Viagra

Caffeine: It turns out 90% of people take caffeine daily in some form. And 10% of people in the USA take an antidepressant on any given day. Anyone else see a connection? Weirdly enough, it turns out that there is such a thing as caffeine laced tights. No joke....

What the Advair Warning Means: Safety

What the Advair Warning Means Asthma is pain enough by itself. Then you learn that the medications you take for it might, well, kill you. You might be concerned because Advair, for instance, has a black box warning, the worst the FDA can do short of withdrawing a...
A Quick Guide to Depression Treatment

A Quick Guide to Depression Treatment

Depression. Are you unhappy, worried about your life, and things don’t seem to matter? It might be depression.  And that should mean change of some sort.  What that means can vary: it can mean eating healthier and exercising, to seeing a therapist and taking...
Actos – Side Effects, Problems

Actos – Side Effects, Problems

Concerns about Actos You may be considering pioglitazone or Actos to help treat your diabetes.  But you absolutely need to know that Actos has some very serious side effects and that it’s not entirely clear how well it works. Pioglitazone, or Actos, is a very popular...
Metformin: Benefits, Side Effects

Metformin: Benefits, Side Effects

Metformin, brand name Glucophage You may be taking or considering metformin if you have Type II diabetes, “prediabetes,” or, though the scientific evidence for its use isn’t so solid, polycystic ovary syndrome. Metformin works in several ways. It helps certain...