Tag Archives: medications

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »

Medical News Today: Omega-3 fatty acid medications can boost cardiovascular health

As cases of obesity and diabetes are on the rise, so are their complications. One complication that has recently been a point of focus for the American Heart Association (AHA) is high triglyceride levels. Prescription medication with omega-3 fatty acids may have cardiovascular benefits, new research suggests. Triglycerides are fats in the blood. Some are… Read More »

Fact or Fiction: What to Know About Smoking Cessation and Medications

[embedded content] Español  Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in more than 480,000 deaths annually. Almost 70 percent of current smokers report wanting to quit smoking, but quitting can be hard and often takes multiple attempts. A variety of FDA-approved medications are… Read More »