Know Your Rx — It May Help Your Recovery
Understanding what a medication does and how to use it properly may be as important to your health as actually taking the pill.
Not Too Old for a Stem Cell Transplant
Age can impact a patient’s treatment options, but when it comes to stem cell transplants, a recent study showed that being old may not be something to be worry about.
Rx May Decrease Serious Transplant Side Effect
Stem cell transplants are potentially curative treatments for blood cancer patients. But a common side effect of this procedure, called graft-versus-host disease, can be very serious, even deadly.
Drugs Competing in Pregnant Moms
Women at risk for having a second preemie may be taking the only drug on the market to prevent early birth. If so, they should be cautious about taking other prescription medications.
What's the Best Cocktail for Transplants?
Even if a patient gets a new kidney, it is not the end of the fight against kidney disease. That patient's body can still reject the new organ. Now, researchers know which drugs work best to stop this from happening.
Drugs Affected by Sunlight
Sunlight activates the body's stores of vitamin D, a vitamin shown to be beneficial to the immune system, bone health, and even in fighting cancer. New research shows that sunlight can also affect how the body deals with drugs.