Flu has so far infected more than 6 million Americans this season, and winter colds are making their rounds. If you've been hit by either, you may be thinking about heading to your local pharmacy to relieve your aches, pains, and congestion.
But before you do, you need to consider how some over-the-counter cold medicines may impact your heart.
"People with uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid taking oral decongestants," said Sondra DePalma, a
Addiction is more common than people realize. There are approximately 22 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction, according to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Almost 80 percent of individuals who struggle from a substance abuse disorder in 2014 also struggled with an alcohol use disorder. And a shocking report recently published by the National Safety Council says that Americans are more likely to die of