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The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts
From Harvard Health Publications, "The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts," will provide consumers with advice from a team of highly respected doctors at the Harvard Medical School. The Harvard team will answer commonly asked questions about the efficacy, safety and side effects of a wide range of pharmaceuticals, drugs, herbs and supplements.
The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Samples
Q: My 42-year-old husband suddenly lost hearing in one ear. A: There are two basic types of hearing loss: conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss happens when something keeps sound waves from traveling through the ear.
Q: I spent too much time in the sun when I was younger, without sunscreen. A: The best way to lessen the appearance of skin aging is to protect it from the sun.
Q: I went to buy sunscreen. A: Most sunscreen products have new labels. "Waterproof" is one of the banned terms, replaced by "water-resistant." The FDA has also banned the term "sunblock."
Q: I'm 68 years old. A: Starting at about age 40, people typically lose about half an inch each decade. The two main causes of height loss are osteoporosis and bad posture.
Q: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin for high cholesterol. A: Like you, I love the taste of grapefruit, and it contains many healthy nutrients. Furanocoumarins block an enzyme called CYP3A4 in the intestine.
Q: I have several medications that are well beyond their expiration dates. A: The manufacturer's expiration date on most medications is 2-3 years from when the pills were made. There are two ways in which pills might "go bad."
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