Tag: medication risk

Parenting with migraine: Preventing medication-overuse headache in teens

If you have migraines and you are a parent, it’s possible that one of your children also has migraines.  If both parents have migraines the chances may be increased that their child will have migraines. As a person with migraines, you may have learned that overusing your medication can actually lead to more headaches. How… Read more »

‘Off-label’ use of medication

What is a medication label? Before a new medication can be sold on the market, the law requires that the manufacturer prove to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the medication is an effective and safe treatment for a particular medical condition. This is done through months, and sometimes years, of costly scientific research,… Read more »

Speaking up: If one doesn’t work, try another

Contributed by: Brian C. Reviewed by: Evelyn Corsini, MSW. November 2008 In December 2007, I underwent gastric bypass surgery to help me reduce my weight. Although weight-loss surgery has been around for quite a while, it’s only in the last few years that surgeons have been able to perform it without making a long (6-7… Read more »