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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Crestor (rosuvastatin): What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Crestor (rosuvastatin) are HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (“statin” drugs) that lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Crestor are also used to reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke, and arterial revascularization procedures in patients with multiple risk factors for heart disease. Side effects […]

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Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

Health Tip: Taking Care of Your Voice

(HealthDay News) — Each year, about 18 million adults in the United States report problems with their voice, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Latest Prevention & Wellness News From singers to teachers, many people use their voice for work. To prevent chronic voice problems, the agency suggests: Don’t abuse drugs. […]

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Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

Quieter NICUs a Good Rx for Premature Babies

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shhhhh. Preterm infants can benefit from quiet times in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), a new study says. High noise levels are known to harm health, and infants in NICUs are especially vulnerable, so some NICUs have created quiet times to limit potentially dangerous […]

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AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

AHA News: Dangerous Blood Clots May Be the Latest Risk From ‘Bad’ Cholesterol

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — LDL cholesterol – the so-called “bad” cholesterol – is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, new research suggests. The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s […]

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Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO

Exercise, Healthy Eating Can Reduce Dementia Risk: WHO

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, watching your blood pressure, avoiding tobacco and limiting alcohol intake can reduce your risk of dementia, according to World Health Organization guidelines released Tuesday. Latest Alzheimer’s News The WHO also cautioned against taking dietary supplements such as Vitamins B and E in […]

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Glucosamine Joint Pain Supplement Could Help the Heart

Glucosamine Joint Pain Supplement Could Help the Heart

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Glucosamine has long been used as a supplement to help ease the joint pain of arthritis, but new research suggests its anti-inflammatory properties might also lower heart disease risk. The finding stems from a lifestyle survey involving more than 466,000 British […]

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Thriving in a Multi-Generational Home

Thriving in a Multi-Generational Home

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re part of a multi-generational home, you’re in good company. The number of Americans living with two or more adult generations of one family rose during the last recession and has grown to an all-time high during the recovery. […]