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Health Tip: Ear Piercing For Kids

Health Tip: Ear Piercing For Kids

(HealthDay News) — Getting ears pierced must be done with sterile equipment, and parents and kids need to know how to take care of new piercings at home, says Riley Hospital for Children. Latest Healthy Kids News To avoid infection, the hospital suggests: Never pierce the ears of newborns. Make sure sterile procedures are in […]

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It’s Mosquito Season: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

It’s Mosquito Season: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, July 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Summer is synonymous with mosquitoes, and that means possible exposure to the West Nile and Zika viruses. Both are spread mainly through mosquito bites. Most people won’t experience symptoms from either virus, but there are important differences to be aware […]

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Staph Infection (<i>Staphylococcus Aureus</i>)

Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus)

What is antibiotic-resistant S. aureus? Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, is a type of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin and other drugs in the same class, including penicillin, amoxicillin, and oxacillin. MRSA is one example of a so-called “superbug,” an informal term used to describe a strain of bacteria that […]

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alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)

alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)

What is alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)? What are the uses for alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)? What are the side effects of alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)? What is the dosage for alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)? Which drugs or supplements interact with alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)? Is alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase) […]

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propranolol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Innopran XL

propranolol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Innopran XL

What is propranolol? What are the uses for propranolol? Propranolol is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent that is used for treating high blood pressure, heart pain (angina), abnormal rhythms of the heart, and some neurologic conditions. Examples of other beta-adrenergic blockers include metoprolol (Lopressor), atenolol (Tenormin), and timolol (Blocadren). Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are produced and […]

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quinapril (Accupril)

quinapril (Accupril)

What is the dosage for quinapril? The recommended dose for treating high blood pressure is 10-80 mg a day as a single dose or in two doses every 12 hours. Start at 5 to 20 mg daily. The initial dose for heart failure is 5 mg every 12 hours and the maintenance dose is 20 […]

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vancomycin, Vancocin

vancomycin, Vancocin

What is oral vancomycin? What are the uses for oral vancomycin? Oral vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic that is used for the treatment of Clostridium difficile diarrhea and staphylococcal enterocolitis. Vancomycin is a bactericidal antibiotic (it kills bacteria) that exerts its effects by preventing bacteria from forming cell walls, which they need to survive. Vancomycin […]

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Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?

Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?

What is the stomach flu (gastroenteritis)? Stomach flu or gastroenteritis is a general term for a number of inflammatory problems that occur in the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenteritis is a better term because when some individuals use the term “stomach flu,” they get the term confused with the flu (influenza) and the viruses that cause the […]

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Often Feel Bloated? One Ingredient May Be to Blame

Often Feel Bloated? One Ingredient May Be to Blame

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you often feel bloated after a meal, don’t be too quick to blame high-fiber foods. The real culprit might surprise you. Your gut may be rebelling because you’re eating too much salt, a new study suggests. “Sodium reduction is an […]