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The Flu Takes Over Utah

As we continue to battle the flu during this winter season, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recently sent doctors alerts which advise them to use Tamiflu and other antivirals to help combat influenza. The CDC states that patients who are hospitalized or at high risk should be started on antivirals within 2 days of symptom onset. Patients at…

Anti-inflammatories Are Not Safe

Much of America has some type of pain, whether it be headaches, muscle strain, back or knee pain from arthritis, or general aches and pains. Which anti-inflammatory should they choose? For healthy individuals, conservative intermittent use of anti-inflammatories is generally ok. However, the elderly or anyone with reduced kidney function should have a high amount of caution.
The pain killer Acetaminophen…