A Deadly Cocktail: Why Opioids and Popular Anti-Anxiety Medications Should Not be Mixed

Another concerning and potentially life-threatening factor should be considered for the millions of people who use opioid pain medications regularly. The manufacturer of two popular anti-anxiety drugs, known as benzodiazepines, just released some new information regarding the concomitant use with opioid pain medications. Concomitant use of benzodiazepines and opioids may result in respiratory depression, profound sedation, coma, or even death. The drug interaction has been known for quite some time now, but the recent severity of these risks has prompted some new warnings and precautions to be added to the…

Recent Updates Every Expectant Mother Should Read

Keeping up with medical news and changes in healthcare is undeniably a difficult task these days. Yet, the minute a woman learns she is pregnant, deciphering what is right and wrong for her or baby according to current guidelines seems like another full time job. Something may be deemed safe one minute, only to be reversed the next. Having just given birth to my second child, it has been of utmost importance for me to keep abreast of the current information available regarding pregnancy and childcare. Even though my first…

Best Ways to Treat Overactive Bladder

  In line at the grocery store. At your son’s baseball game. In the middle of a conference call for work. All throughout the night. All of these scenarios are fair game for when the urge to urinate hits. In fact, the symptom is so bothersome, you find yourself retracting from daily events or making sure there is a public restroom around wherever you go. The term is “overactive bladder,” or “OAB” for short, and you are wondering why you have this and what options are available. You may have…

10 Things You Need to Know About the Zika Virus Today

  1. The Zika virus is actively being spread in South Florida, more specifically in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The CDC recommends pregnant women avoid travel to these areas. If a partner must travel to this area or another affected area outside of the US, safe sex practices (such as condoms or other barrier methods) must be used to avoid sexually transmitting the disease. Pregnant who live in or frequently travel to South Florida or another affected area must be tested for Zika in their first and second trimesters. 2.…