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are weight loss medications safe? are weight loss injectables safe?
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Are Weight Loss Medications Safe?

The latest answer to the ongoing search for weight loss is in the form of injectable medications. These innovative solutions, with their potential to transform lives, are gaining popularity. But are weight loss medications safe? Let’s explore. Current Medications The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zepbound and Wegovy, two safe and reliable

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How Weight Loss Drugs Work

The new injectable weight loss medications are currently a hot topic, with many curious about their mechanism of action. But what’s the science behind their effectiveness? Let’s learn how weight loss drugs work. Current Medications The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zepbound and Wegovy, two safe and reliable medications, for weight loss

What is testosterone replacement therapy? what is TRT
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What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is the use of prescribed testosterone on a scheduled and controlled basis to replace testosterone that the body is not making. An increased risk of heart and prostate problems is associated with low testosterone. Unfortunately, there are also many myths about TRT that are not true. So, what is testosterone replacement

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Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone found in men and women. For men, it is the hormone required for the developmental growth and maintenance of male attributes throughout their lifetime. Women have much less testosterone; their main hormones are estrogen and progesterone. But testosterone in women is necessary, and when it is low, it creates some of

Debunked myths of testosterone replacement therapy
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Myths of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Years of confusion within the medical world and media has caused many medical providers to avoid prescribing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). For decades, it was reported that using testosterone caused prostate cancer and heart problems and that using testosterone caused uncontrollable rage. Undoubtedly, abuse of testosterone and other steroids generated this wrong assumption. They would

medications equal tools do not equal cure, medications are tools not cure
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Medications are tools

Medicine is an amazing science that can heal many diseases, disorders, and injuries. The prescribing of medications is an important aspect of medicine. But do we need as many medications as we have? Medications are tools that help but do not necessarily heal. The current weight loss medications are an example of this. They will

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Why I Do What I Do: The Mission of The Practitioner’s Pen

Introduction Getting healthy can be hard work and bewildering. The mission of The Practitioner’s Pen is both to guide you to health and wellness so that you feel better and to make it fun. With over ten years of experience in primary care, Kimberly Stephens, MSN FNP-BC APRN, brings her expertise to address your personal

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Why I Started My Writing Business

Writing has been integral to my life since I was in first grade. My first research paper as a seven-year-old was written about manatees. I grew up in Florida, and in 1974, manatees were a hot topic. Their unwieldy shape and habitat entranced me; they were creatures of the water that I did not have

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How Is This Freelance Writing Thing Going So Far?

Three months of the official existence of The Practitioner’s Pen LLC have been completed. It has been a whirlwind of marketing, prospecting for jobs, obtaining clients, completing assignments, managing administrative responsibilities, and depositing checks. When I began this journey in May or June of this year, I had a specific type of writing in mind.

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How I Became an Expert in Patient Education

Before my career as a Registered Nurse and then as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Iimplicitly relied on my medical professionals. I took their word for everything anddid not ask questions as I did not know there were any. Arriving at an annual or bi-annual exam, I would invariably be called out for not completing some