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  • Using medication

    Using medication

    Using medication sounds easy but it can be complicated, like when you need to use several medications over a longer period of time. What's the best w...

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    How can you self-manage and adjust anticoagulants in the long term?

    Oral anticoagulants are used to prevent blood clots from forming. This can lower the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, especially strokes.

  • How does chemotherapy work?

    Besides surgery and radiation, medications are commonly used to treat cancer. One typical example of this is chemotherapy, which uses medications cal...

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    What are blood thinners (anti-clotting medications) and how are they used?

    Anti-clotting medications prevent blood clots from forming in the blood vessels and heart. This lowers the risk of medical problems that are caused b...

  • Personalized medicine

    Nowadays, personalized medicine often means using a specific combination of tests and treatments. Depending on the test results, a particular treatme...

  • Using steroids correctly and avoiding side effects

    The term "steroids" is often used to describe medications belonging to a group of drugs known as glucocorticoids. The risk of side effects is lower t...