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Your Good Health: Very dry climate can affect nose membranes

Your Good Health: Very dry climate can affect nose membranes

Well-maintained humidifer and replacing carpet with wood or tile flooring can help
Your Good Health: Stopping cholesterol drug halts muscle cramps

Your Good Health: Stopping cholesterol drug halts muscle cramps

Blocking absorption of cholesterol in intestine has a low risk of muscle aches, but can cause joint aches
Your Good Health: Odd episode of forgetfulness was transient amnesia

Your Good Health: Odd episode of forgetfulness was transient amnesia

Though it can be terrifying for sufferer and families, recurrences of transient global amnesia are rare.
Your Good Health: Groin pain persists after an antibiotic treatment for varicoceles

Your Good Health: Groin pain persists after an antibiotic treatment for varicoceles

Dilated group of veins not may be cause of discomfort; consult a urologist
Your Good Health: Pharmacist suggests Bell’s palsy patient skip shot

Your Good Health: Pharmacist suggests Bell’s palsy patient skip shot

Studies show COVID a much bigger risk for developing Bell’s palsy, so vaccination worthwhile
Your Good Health: Are NSAIDs safe after gastric sleeve surgery?

Your Good Health: Are NSAIDs safe after gastric sleeve surgery?

For a person with a gastric sleeve, the risks of low-dose ibuprofen are modest
Your Good Health: Salt substitute OK for most, unless you have kidney disease

Your Good Health: Salt substitute OK for most, unless you have kidney disease

Increasing potassium, decreasing sodium in your diet reduces heart disease risk
Your Good Health: Hot flashes persist well past menopause and a thyroidectomy

Your Good Health: Hot flashes persist well past menopause and a thyroidectomy

About 75% of women in North America will experience hot flashes around the time of menopause.
Your Good Health: Drug for LDL level worsens quality of life

Your Good Health: Drug for LDL level worsens quality of life

In people at the highest risk for heart attack and stroke, there is a small additional benefit in pushing LDL levels lower than usually recommended.
Your Good Health: Waking up at 2 a.m. for meds does more harm than good

Your Good Health: Waking up at 2 a.m. for meds does more harm than good

The best recommendation now is to take the blood pressure medication at any time that is convenient for you, as long as it is the same time every day.