Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen vs Aspirin

When it comes to immediately addressing minor ailments, these painkillers are the first line of defense: paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin. However, the selection of painkillers is not a box of chocolates. The wrong choice or dosage can lead to complications or more serious problems. The problem is that according to studies, almost half of Americans […]

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Flu Vaccination 101

August in Texas? Cruelly sweltering. Summer is at its peak……but wait a second. Have you noticed the familiar ‘back-to-school’ logos and the visibly busy moms around in your everyday grocery stores yet? Yes, school is starting soon, and believe it or not, the flu season will be here in no time. When it comes to flu, […]

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Is the Flu Vaccine Safe?

Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety track record. Although there are possible side-effects to vaccination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration closely monitor the safety of seasonal flu vaccines. Possible mild side effects usually begin soon after vaccination and last 1-2 days. Mild side effects of […]

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What are the side effects of the birth control pill?

Some of the common side effects usually clear up after 2 to 3 months. They include bleeding between periods (most often with progestin-only pills), breast tenderness, and nausea/vomiting. Combination pill users have a slightly greater chance of certain rare, but serious, problems than nonusers. These problems are heart attack, stroke, having a blood clot in […]

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Side Effects vs. Allergic Reactions

Side effects are expected results from taking medications. They are mild, short-term, and more of an irritation than a problem. There are many common ones that are expected and go away quickly or have easy fixes, such as taking with food or spreading out doses. Nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain are common side […]

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