Home > Lifestyle > Woman > Your life Updated 03 May 2013 Cut those medical costs Are your medical costs bleeding you dry? Given the price of some brand-name drugs, it’s worth your while to consider generic drugs. 0 Quiz Is my diet healthy? » 10 odours our noses can identify 6 body language mistakes to avoid Are your medical costs bleeding you dry? Given the price of some brand-name drugs, it’s worth your while to consider generic drugs. These drugs are generally less expensive than their brand-name counterparts, and usually provide the same quality and standard.Take action:Here’s what to ask your doctor and/or pharmacist: Are generics available for any of my medications? Are generics the best choice for my condition? Are there any risks if I change from my current branded drug to a generic equivalent? Are there any concerns about side effects with a generic? How much will I save if I switch to a generic? Generics – all your questions answered More in Lifestyle A South African cancer survivor helps to fight the disease More: WomanYour life advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.