As a Medication Management pharmacist, I often get questions about statin drugs for high cholesterol. Many people have heard negative things about statins, and are reluctant to take them. That’s understandable – no one wants to take a medicine that causes more harm than benefit. But I’ve learned that many haven’t explored BOTH the risks and benefits with their doctor or pharmacist. If you’re faced with the decision about whether
Turmeric is widely available as a dietary supplement. It seems to be getting more and more popular, and lots of my patients either take it or wonder if they should. The most common reason people use turmeric is pain from osteoarthritis, so that’ll be the focus of this post. We’ll explore the pros and cons of turmeric to help you decide if it’s right for you. But first, some background.
I did not drop off the face of the earth as some of you might have suspected. My blog has been quiet because of a long-planned road trip from Michigan to Los Angeles and back! We talk a lot about health in these posts, and getting away from it all is a great way to maintain both physical and mental health. (Well, some of the long driving days got old,