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Make Your Dating Life Healthy Again!

By Eve Marx

You’ve made the big decision to start dating again. You’ve heard about all the health benefits of good relationships: reducing the risk of stress, depression, even heart disease. But basically, you’d just like a guy in your life again. All your friends are telling you the only way to go is to get on Match or another dating site. While this seems like a crazy idea, after a couple of awkward encounters engineered by well-eaning friends, you’re coming to realize that the best method for meeting someone is going to be on-line.

OTC Medications and Dangerous Driving

Prescription medicines aren’t the only remedies that can cause you to drive unsafely. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications can also make you drowsy, and put yourself and others at risk.

According to the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), OTC medicines should be chosen very carefully and used exactly as directed on the label. (Every OTC drug has a Drug Facts label that helps guide you.)

OTC Meds May Affect Your Driving

Anyone who operates a vehicle of any type—car, bus, train, plane, or boat—needs to know there are over-the-counter medicines that can make you drowsy and can affect your ability to drive and operate machinery safely.

Pill-Only Regimens Cure Hep C

Two new pill-only regimens that rapidly cure most patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C (HCV), the most difficult to treat form of the infection, could soon be widely prescribed across Europe. Recently-published studies confirmed the efficacy and safety of combination therapy with two oral direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), with around 90% of patients cured after just 12-weeks of treatment.

Why You're Taking Care of Yourself (or Not) As You're Aging

People over 50 who feel comfortable with aging are likelier than those who don’t to get preventive health care services, University of Michigan researchers have found.

Previous research has shown that older adults can take several different paths of health. Some decline, some stay the same, and some get healthier.

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