FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave
WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have greenlighted a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for prescription medications aimed at the nation’s 78 million obese adults.
The pill, Contrave, is a combination of two drugs that are already approved, naltrexone and bupropion. Naltrexone is used to treat alcohol and narcotic dependence. Bupropion is an antidepressant also used to help people quit smoking.
There is a fine line between everything about raising kids. Between letting them learn on their own and making sure they aren’t going to kill themselves. Between tough love and really not-so-tough love. Between the desire to have some free time and knowing that if you leave them alone something will probably get broken, drawn on or eaten.
It’s hard because there are no rules. Sure, you can go on the internet and be told various different ways to balance taking the hard line with hugs and kisses (and to be clear, my hard line involves timeouts and ignoring rude behavior).
Livin' Briefs - 09/17/14
Maine’s greatest resource
BANGOR - You’ve often heard that the greatest resource of any state is its people, and in the state of Maine almost 40 percent of the population is 50 years old or older.
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Forget me not
The running joke is that the babies ate my brain. Even in utero, my mental capacity shrank considerably. Since they’ve started sleeping through the night, things have gotten better, but I think it’s safe to say that I’m still not 100 percent. I’d be the first person to tell you that I’m a crazy person – but I happen to know what kind of crazy I am. I’m the forgetful crazy.
When I had a recent “annual” physical I knew I was late – like a year late. I did the math, because my kids make great watermarks for when I last did a thing. I had a full memory of speaking with one of the RNs about planning a playdate (that never manifested because of the aforementioned eaten brain). But they said I was later than that – that I must be remembering something else.
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