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  • December 1, 2005

    Medications—especially ingredients in nonprescription cough-and-cold products—were factors in 10 infant deaths over an 8-month period, according to an article in the October 2005 issue of the...

  • October 1, 2005

    Aspirin therapy is a well-established preventive for heart attacks and strokes because of the drug’s ability to irreversibly inhibit platelet aggregation. However, recent studies have suggested...

  • August 1, 2005

    Use of aspirin for primary prevention of coronary disease remains a personal decision, one based on each patient’s unique views of the benefits of this drug for preventing cardiovascular disease,...

  • June 1, 2005

    For elderly patients who were mobile at the time of a bone fracture, use of vitamin D3 and calcium is insufficient to prevent subsequent fractures, according to a new study. Instead,...

  • April 1, 2005

    The possibility that frequent use of acetaminophen may be a factor in the current epidemic of asthma is explored in a recently published review article.