Over-The-Counter Pain Reliever Risks

Side_effects_of_aspirinIf you pop a few Advil a week without thinking, here’s a few reasons why you might want to stop.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are so named because, like steroids, they reduce inflammation. Steroid drugs are far too dangerous for routine use, so it’s good that these non-steroidal drugs are readily available over the counter for reducing inflammation, pain and fever. Generally, they’re safe, but it has long been known that these medications do carry significant risks when used too often—daily or almost daily for weeks, months or years. READ MORE →

Patients’ Rights to Compounded Pharmaceuticals: Why should you care?

Ageology_Speak Up ImageThe American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine has issued an urgent call for action regarding the right for patients to choose their form of medical therapy when it comes to compounded pharmaceuticals.  Why is this important? Because bioidentical hormones, among many other important life-saving treatments, are most often administered as compounded pharmaceuticals. READ MORE →

Ageology Leans in, Celebrates National Women’s Health Week: May 12 – 18, 2013

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Lean in. Empowering women is always a worthy endeavor. Anything which encourages us to better care for our health, and lower our risk for certain disease and illness is something we should all get behind.

Ageology joins the United States Department of Health and Human Services, celebrating “National Women’s Health Week” from May 12th through May 18th, 2013. READ MORE →

Perimenopause and Stress: 5 Things Every Woman Should Know by Magnolia Miller, special to Ageology

perimenopauseDid you know that April is “National Stress Awareness Month,” ladies? Yeah, I know. As if you weren’t already aware of all the stress in your life as it is, right? Because, let’s face it, nothing says stress to a woman suffering from hormone imbalance in perimenopause like mood swings, night sweats, hot flashes, and crashing fatigue!

Sponsored by the Health Resources Network (HRN), National Stress Awareness month is a month when healthcare professionals and experts join together to raise public awareness of stress, the dangers of stress, and to provide successful coping strategies. READ MORE →

Trending: Medical Journal Publishes Dr. Savage’s Compounding Pharmacy Guidelines

10412145_s_0Ever wonder what your doctor may NOT know? Hot off the Integrative Medicine Journal presses is Dr. Paul Savage‘s commentary offering best practices and clinical guidelines to patients, physicians and pharmacies. In the December/January issue of IMCJ, Dr. Savage brings to light the necessity of compounding pharmacies in the health care system and how to avoid future problems.  READ MORE →

Dr. Paul Savage Comments on Compounding Pharmacies Under Fire

Screen Shot 2012-10-14 at 12.40.26 PMWhile health officials continue to investigate the outbreak of a rare type of meningitis infecting over 198 people as of October 14, compounding pharmacies are under fire.

Using a compounding pharmacy might seem foreign to some, but a necessity to many. Unlike Walgreens or CVS, a compounding pharmacy makes special medications for doctors, not just some doctors- all doctors, including NBC’s chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman. READ MORE →

Shocker? Nutritional Supplements Safer Than Pharmaceutical Drugs

Screen Shot 2012-08-31 at 12.38.36 PM_0Truth: Drugs that treat disease are riskier than supplements that prevent disease. Chicago’s Ageology physicians underline recent data reporting preventive health benefits of nutritional supplements far outweigh the risks. While nutritional supplements are increasingly under scrutiny, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) recently released hard data showing thatfood supplements are the safest substances to which we are commonly exposed. READ MORE →

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