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Digoxin vs. digitalis

Digoxin vs. digitalis

Digoxin vs. digitalis: What’s the difference? Digoxin and digitalis are cardiac glycosides that are derived from the same plant, the foxglove, used to treat adults with mild to moderate congestive heart failure and to treat abnormally rapid atrial rhythms (atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia). Digoxin also is used for increasing myocardial contractility in pediatric […]

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Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many people wait until they’re older to have children, and that decision can raise the risk of problems like infertility and genetic abnormalities. But new research suggests there may be at least one benefit to having children later in life. […]

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Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel

Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreak Linked to Atlanta Hotel

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Legionnaires’ disease has been diagnosed in 11 people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta, and there have been another 55 probable cases, Georgia health officials say. Latest Infectious Disease News Probable cases are people with symptoms of the bacterial infection, but no laboratory confirmation of the disease, CNN […]

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Jardiance (empagliflozin)

Jardiance (empagliflozin)

What is Jardiance (empagliflozin)? What brand names are available for empagliflozin? Jardiance is the brand name available for empagliflozin in the US. Is Jardiance (empagliflozin) available as a generic drug? No Do I need a prescription for Jardiance (empagliflozin)? Yes What are the side effects of Jardiance (empagliflozin)? The most common side effects of Jardiance […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Prediabetes

Health Tip: Understanding Prediabetes

(HealthDay News) — Before developing type 2 diabetes, people may have prediabetes, says the American Diabetes Association. Prediabetes is marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that aren’t quite high enough to qualify as diabetes. Latest Diabetes News Prediabetes can be difficult to recognize. People usually find out that they have the condition after being tested […]

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19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough

19 Tips on How to Stop a Cough

What causes coughing? Picture of a Man is Coughing with Respirator Infections A cough is a reflex that helps clear your airways of irritants. Nerves in the airways become stimulated by allergens, medical conditions, medications, and other irritants, resulting in a forceful expulsion of air from the lungs. There are numerous causes for coughing. Common […]

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Are Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?

Are Too Many Kids Prescribed Antihistamines?

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. doctors are much less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines for young children ever since experts advised against it in 2008, new research shows. That’s the good news. The bad news? Physicians are still more likely to recommend antihistamines for […]

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Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

Trial Tests CRISPR Gene-Editing to Treat Sickle Cell Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. clinical trial of CRISPR gene-editing to treat people with sickle cell disease is underway. Latest Chronic Pain News It seeks to recruit up to 45 adults with severe sickle cell disease, a group of inherited blood disorders, CNN reported. Sickle cell disease can cause pain, anemia, […]

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Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, July 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Serious falls aren’t the sole domain of seniors: New research shows they are a significant risk among middle-aged adults. Why? Blame multiple prescription medications, as well as alcohol and illegal drug use, a new study suggests. Health care providers “typically think about falls in […]