A new study published in Current Biology found that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors – a common antidepressant – can alter brain connectivity in a matter of hours. This is particularly interesting as antidepressants often have to be used for weeks before relieving symptoms of…

A new study published in the journal Anesthesiology found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can potentially reduce postoperative complications in patients undergoing surgery that experience obstructive sleep apnea.1 Sleep apnea is an underreported and under-diagnosed…

A new study conducted by British researchers found that human papillomavirus can accurately be detected through a simple urine test. HPV, which is the most common sexually transmitted infection, can lead to cervical cancer and other major medical issues. This is good news, for in the past HPV…

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…

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…

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…