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Study suggests prescription, pedometer can help patients

Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta has been treating patients with diabetes and hypertension for many years and some of them have had complications like heart disease and stroke. Doctors have long known that exercise can have many health benefits like lowering blood »

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Too many seniors taking too many drugs

Too many elderly Canadians are admitted to hospital as a result of their taking too many prescription drugs, says Dr. James Silvius. He is a geriatric doctor active in the Canadian De-Prescribing Network. The network is a made up of »

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Off-label use of drugs common but risky: study

Once a drug is approved for a particular use, doctors may prescribe it for something else altogether, but a new study has found that sharply increases the risk for an adverse reaction. Electronic records are now being used by ,many doctors »