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  • Lisa Z. Killinger, D.C.

The “silver tsunami” has arrived at our shores. There are currently more than 47 million people in American over age 65, a number that’s expec…

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Stevie Nicks says Prince - who died last year from an accidental overdose of the prescription painkiller Fentanyl - used to lecture her about her drug use.

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While most of us know fleas are a bad thing for our pets, knowing that they are more than just a nuisance should inspire us to prevent an infe…

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MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter of Americans -- and 1 in 3 millennials -- say they know someone addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new survey from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of muscle-building anabolic steroids may take a toll on the heart, researchers say.

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MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Senior citizens with no history of heart problems appear to gain no health benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a new study suggests.

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MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The injected drug Actemra (tocilizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with giant cell arteritis, an inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis).

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SUNDAY, May 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first prescription of an antibiotic that the average U.S. adult with pneumonia receives is now ineffective in about a quarter of cases, a new study finds.

While our area of the Midwest doesn’t suffer from significant earthquakes — at least yet — we do have the potential for disasters both natural…