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Heated Tobacco Devices: Not a Safe Option
New heated tobacco devices are not a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes or using electronic cigarettes, according to a new study.
New Depression Treatment Nears FDA Approval
Esketamine is considered the first big depression advance since the approval of Prozac — and it's nearing approval for treatment-resistant depression.
Cracking Down on Illegal Alzheimer's Treatments
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against 17 companies that were illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
For American Heart Month, Say No to Heart Disease
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. But you can say no to heart disease by learning about the condition and taking steps to improve your heart health.
Reducing Men's Cancer Risk
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Everyday choices can play a significant role in your risk of cancer, regardless of your gender. Here are some specific steps men can take to reduce their cancer risk.
Winter Safety Tips
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Whether you're ready for them or not, the winter months are upon us. It's time to make sure your family knows how to stay safe and healthy this winter.
Working in the Cold: What You Need to Know
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS It's wintertime again — when temperatures take a dive. But don't let your health take a dive, too
First Generic Advair Diskus Gets Green Light
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic Advair Diskus to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cancer Symptoms Men Might Miss
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Cancer can affect anyone, and that includes men. Below, we discuss seven cancer symptoms that men may overlook.
Washington Measles Outbreak Ignites State of Emergency
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS After reports of more than two dozen cases of measles, the governor of Washington declared a state public health emergency.