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Bacteria in Semen May Affect HIV Transmission, Levels: Study
As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say
Safe Medication Use
Here are some tips from the Food and Drug Administration on ways to safely use medication:
Make sure you understand the directions for using the drug; ask if you have questions or concerns.
Always double check that you have the right medicine.
Keep medicines in their original labeled containers, whenever possible.
Never combine different medicines in the same bottle.
Read and follow the directions on the label and the directions from your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care professional. If you stop the medicine or want to use the medicine differently than directed, consult with your health care professional.
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.