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Are You Running Short on Iron?

Are You Running Short on Iron?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could you — or your teenage daughter — have an iron deficiency and not know it? If you’re getting enough sleep, but still feel tired, running low on iron could be the problem. Iron is our most common nutrient shortfall. […]

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Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

Health Tip: Walking Alone at Night

(HealthDay News) — Though traveling with a friend or in a group is safest at night, walking alone may be unavoidable. The best practice for someone walking alone at night is to stay aware and to take precautions, says the University of California at Berkeley. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The police department at UC […]

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Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

Health Tip: If You’re Lost Outdoors

(HealthDay News) — Preparing for a safe hike outdoors begins with a few pieces of equipment. The American Hiking Society urges hikers to carry a map, compass and emergency whistle at all times. Furthermore, understanding how to use each item is critical. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Despite preparations, hikers do get lost. If you’re […]

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More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They might be too young to abuse opioids themselves, but America’s kids are suffering nonetheless because of their drug-dependent parents. New research shows more than 600,000 American parents with kids under 18 are addicted to opioids. That amounts to almost […]

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Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan

Metoprolol vs. losartan: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and losartan are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Metoprolol is also used to treat heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, some neurologic conditions, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. A brand name for losartan […]

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2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

2 of 3 Parents Read Texts While Driving

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite countless public service messages warning against texting and driving, more than two-thirds of parents have read a text while behind the wheel and roughly half have written a text while driving, a new survey finds. Millennial parents were more […]

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U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839: CDC

U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839: CDC

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of reported measles cases in the United States climbed to 839 as of last week, the highest yearly total in 25 years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Latest Infectious Disease News That’s the most since 1994, when 963 cases were reported […]

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Doxycycline vs. Cipro

Doxycycline vs. Cipro

Doxycycline vs. Cipro: What’s the difference? Doxycycline and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) are antibiotics used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. Brand names for doxycycline include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, and Monodox. Doxycycline and Cipro are different types of antibiotics. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic and Cipro is a […]