Check Up Archive: January, 2013

10 over-the-counter medicines abused by teens

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Is your medicine cabinet a source for a teen’s legal “high?” Because a doctor’s prescription is not needed, many mistakenly... Read more

Top 10 silver linings of having stage 4 melanoma

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Yea cancer pretty much sucks, but there are small benefits here and there if you know how to find them: 10. Facial hair freedom – First... Read more

Patient #1: Using laughter to get through chemo

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When you think of chemotherapy, images of suffering patients, clad in hospital gowns and bandanas, pop into mind. Hours into my first chemo... Read more

Social networks among trial sites set the pace of patient recruitment

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Last October we reviewed some KMR data, combined it with our own findings (see here) and concluded that while the industry's overall productivity... Read more

These drug names are too close for comfort

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Look-alike and sound-alike similarity between the names of two different medications used in epilepsy might be putting children in jeopardy... Read more

I've noticed a tiny bit of white discharge from my nipples, but I don't have a baby. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

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I've noticed a tiny bit of white discharge from my nipples, but I don't have a baby. Does this mean I'm pregnant? John Missanelli, DO, is... Read more

Patient #1: Getting the green light for chemo

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167 days. That’s how long it will be fromfirst checking into the hospitalwith flu-like symptoms and when I start the most intense, and... Read more

Pharma facts 2012: Behind the curve on important health care changes

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Editor’s Note: All this week Check Up will be sharing one new Pharma fact a day that was an important breakthrough in the world of pharmaceuticals... Read more