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Diagnosed with diabetes? Time to put your “big boy” panties on!

March 27, 2014

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Yesterday alone, I counselled 3 newly diagnosed diabetes patients under the age of 30. They were teary, scared, confused and felt almost hopeless. In addition to showing them how to “painlessly” prick their finger, and suggesting ways to get over the gag reflex of seeing their own blood; reassuring them that they could still live […]

Diclegis: a new pill for morning sickness

August 2, 2013

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Key Points Approved: April 8, 2013 Generic ingredients: 10mg Doxylamine succinate and 10mg pyridoxine hydrocholoride Indication: Nausea and Vomiting associated with pregnancy in women whose symptoms do not improve with conservative management strategies Dosage instructions: two tablets (20mg) at bedtime on an empty stomach with a full glass of water Maximum dosage: 4 tablets a day […]

OSCAR bodies! The appeal of over the counter weight loss pills

February 25, 2013

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MUST. LOSE. WEIGHT. These were the thoughts of probably more than 50% of women watching the Oscars tonight, including myself. Trendy, slinky evening gowns on toned, skinny, size 0 bodies. How do these ladies stay so lean, trim and fab?! I know most of us revisited our New-Year resolutions tonight – DROP THOSE EXTRA POUNDS! […]