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Herb-Prescription Interactions

People are buying herbal remedies for everything from migraines to memory preservation to depression. Where once you had to see an herbalist or naturopath to get the daily dose of herbs for what ails you, herbal products are now widely available in drugstores and health food stores, making the ability to self-medicate greater than ever. But with opportunity comes a warning: mixing herbal remedies and prescription drugs could be harmful to your health. Just like drug-drug and drug-food interactions, herb-drug interactions are very common. Some herbal medicines may cancel the effect of a prescription drug, while others may reduce or exaggerate it.
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Dealing with Ankle Arthritis

For most Colorado residents the only lifestyle is an active one, even among seniors. As an orthopedic surgeon, I frequently encounter seniors who enjoy daily walks, runs or hikes. An unfortunate outcome for a lifetime of activity is the development of arthritis. Ankle arthritis can be a devastating problem to those who are used to a life full of activity. However, there are several treatment options that can improve your quality of life and allow you to return to your healthy active lifestyle. […]