The Food and Drug Administration has officially greenlit Contrave, a new drug that targets obesity and only one of three such medications to be approved by the organization in the past decade.1 The two other obesity pills, Qsymia and Belviq, were both approved by the FDA in 2012. Both of these…

For a medical administrative assistant, it might be tough to keep track of the entire front office of a private practice. Generally, human memory seems to be inconsistent, at times leaving us forgetting where we placed our car keys or the topic of conversation. However, a new study conducted by…

In what’s considered a long overdue policy change, it is now possible for consumers to return unused prescription medications to pharmacies.¹
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it would permit individuals to bring back drugs designated as controlled substances, such as opioid…

A new study suggests that the prescription usage of anti-anxiety medication such as Valium and Xanax can potentially contribute to one’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research found that benzodiazepine use for durations longer than six months doubled a person’s risk when compared to those…

The Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit group medical practice comprised of 3,800 physicians as well as 50,900 allied health care staff, has teamed up with tech giants IBM and Apple to bring innovative technology to the health care industry.1 Mayo Clinic is considered one of the leading health care…

A recent study has proved that the age-old adage is in fact true, fruit can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Research conducted by the University of Oxford used data from nearly half a million subjects in China over several years, which suggested that those who eat…

Some people stand up to stress while others struggle with it. But until recently, scientists did not greatly understand this so-called “stress gap.”
New research has pinpointed the molecular origins of stress in mice, and the results could contribute to better understanding the development of…