Drugs

Drug Interactions

Drug Interactions By Chris Woolston, M.S. Remember those high school chemistry experiments in which you mixed two harmless chemicals and got a bizarre reaction? You

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5HTP

What is 5-HTP? Short for 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan, 5-HTP is a natural stepping-stone between a nutrient in our food and a crucial compound in our brains. Specifically,

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Storing Your Medicine

Oxygen, light, and water are among the substances that humans need to survive. However, those same life-affirming elements can be destructive if they’re present where

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DHEA

What is DHEA? DHEA is the most abundant steroid hormone in our bodies. (Hormones in this category include estrogen, testosterone, and cortisone.) DHEA, short for

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Viagra

What does Viagra do? Viagra (sildenafil) is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (commonly called ED or “impotence”) in men. This means they either

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HIV and AIDS

What is AIDS? It’s a disease that first surfaced in 1981, when scientists discovered a previously unknown human retrovirus linked to the outbreak of a

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Cold Sores FAQ

What are cold sores? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are small red sores that occur occasionally on or near your lips or in

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