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How to Take Milk Thistle for Bodybuilding

Milk thistle is a popular supplement used by bodybuilders for a variety of reasons, most importantly to aid in liver function. For those on a high-protein diet or using certain types of supplements, especially those hormone-related, milk thistle is a necessity to prevent serious complications. With

Bioterrorism FAQs

Pharmacists offered vital assistance during the September 11 attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

Gwari Names of Medicinal Plants & Their Uses

For centuries, the native Gwari people have used plant, tree and herb-based remedies to treat medical conditions. Located in the heart of Nigeria, the Gwari use their herbal remedies to treat pain, rashes, diabetes and typhoid fever, among others ailments.

Herbalist Programs and Schools

Herbal spicesherbal spices studio isolated over white image by dinostock from Fotolia.comAn herbalist uses plants and medicinal herbs that are known to help prevent and treat diseases; these herbs help strengthen the body's ability to heal and protect itself. Although a license is not...

Herbal Detox Supplements

Modern life brings us into close contact with various toxic substances on a daily basis. The air we breath, the water we drink and the food we eat often have small amounts of chemicals that are toxic to our body to some degree. Whether these toxins are stored in our body and lead to disease is a top

Weekly Formulation of Fluoxetine for Newly Treated Patients

Successful pharmacological resolution of depressive symptoms requires adequacies in the dosage and duration of antidepressant therapy, but these have been seriously less than optimal for many patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).

How to Give an Imitrex Injection

Imitrex is a medicine that is used in the treatment of migraines. This medication can be found in pill, injection and nasal spray forms. The goal of this medicine is to provide fast-acting relief in the treatment of oncoming or existing migraine headaches. Imitrex injections can be given by the user

Long-Term Effects of Digoxin in Infants & Children

Digoxin, according to drugs.com, is a heart medication processed from a substance known as digitalis. Digitalis occurs naturally in the leaves of the foxglove plant, also known as Digitalis ianata. Digoxin can be prescribed to adults, children and infants.

AED Maintenance Checklist

AEDs are an important adjunct to CPR.Examination image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comAn automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lifesaving device that may sit quietly for long periods of time. Whether an AED is used every single day by an emergency medical services provider or was...

Epsom Salt for Rose Bushes

Old-time gardeners used Epsom salts to enhance rose growth and keep black spot at bay. Although there is little research proving the mineral helps roses grow, Epsom salts are frequently used in gardening. The discovery of Epsom salts was in Epsom, England, where natural springs were used as spas for

About JCAHO Protocol

The Universal Protocol of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospital Organizations sets standards designed to eliminate preventable surgical errors. These JCAHO mandates apply to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and offices that do surgical procedures.

Adverse Side Effects of Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is important for maintaining strong bones and teeth and developing a healthy nervous system. Vitamin D3 is only available from sunshine or animal products. Good sources of D3 include seafood, beef liver, cheese and egg yolks. No side effects have been recorded from low doses of vitamin D3,

What Are the Dangers of Chantix?

Chantix, an anti-smoking prescription drug, has come under fire from the Food and Drug Administration. According to a report in The Dallas Morning News, the FDA released a warning early in 2009 that Chantix may be the cause of vivid dreams, suicidal behavior and other psychiatric problems.

How to Learn to Read Telemetry

Telemetry reading is the process of interpreting the results (strips) of an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG). These tests are performed by a device that connects electrodes to a patient's chest to record heart activity on a central monitor. A certified telemetry technician reads this record to help

How Much Should I Weigh at 5' 10"?

The CDC identifies weight ranges based on height.scale image by PinkShot from Fotolia.comCDC Weight GuidelinesFor individuals 5 feet 10 inches in height, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a healthy weight range of 132 to 173 pounds. Individuals weighing 174 to 207...

Ziprasidone, A New Atypical Antipsychotic

Although the introduction of antipsychotic drugs in 1954 was a breakthrough in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia, these agents have a number of adverse effects that limit effectiveness and compliance.

Mineral Oil for the Skin

Mineral oil is commonly used in the preparation of skin-care products and in lotion. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless and inexpensive. It is a common ingredient for makeup removers, baby products, lotions and moisturizers. Skin-care experts are divided on the use of mineral oil for skin care. T