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grapefruit reactionsIf you regularly consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice, make sure you share this information with your doctor in advance of taking a prescribed medication.

According to Canadian researchers, there are 85 drugs that may interact negatively with grapefruit or grapefruit juice – even when consumed in small amounts. The side effects may be serious, including sudden death, acute kidney or respiratory failure and gastrointestinal bleeding. View full article »

electronic health formsThe last time you visited the doctor’s office, did your physician use an electronic health record (EHR) system to write you a prescription?

Approximately half of American doctors are using EHRs when writing prescriptions, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The federal government offeres a variety of incentives and educational programs to encourage physician offices to switch to an electronic system for keeping records and writing prescriptions. View full article »

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