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Air Pollution Bad News for Your Blood Pressure

Air Pollution Bad News for Your Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In yet another finding that shows air pollution is bad for more than just your lungs, a new study suggests long-term exposure could raise your risk of high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome includes a number of health conditions that increase […]

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furosemide (Lasix)

furosemide (Lasix)

What is furosemide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Furosemide (Lasix) is a potent diuretic (water pill) that is used to eliminate water and salt from the body. In the kidneys, salt (composed of sodium and chloride), water, and other small molecules normally are filtered out of the blood and into the tubules […]

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Infections, Especially UTIs, May Be Triggers for Strokes

Infections, Especially UTIs, May Be Triggers for Strokes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A urinary tract infection might be more than just a painful nuisance for some, with new research suggesting it could raise the risk of stroke in vulnerable people. The study of over 190,000 stroke patients found that the risk of suffering […]

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Forget the Past: Get Moving Now and Live Longer

Forget the Past: Get Moving Now and Live Longer

Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stop agonizing over the decades you spent glued to the couch. New research shows that physically active middle-aged and older adults live longer — even if they were inactive when they were younger. And that’s even if they had previous serious health problems, […]

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linaclotide (Linzess)

linaclotide (Linzess)

What is linaclotide (Linzess)? What is linaclotide used for? Linaclotide is an oral medication for the treatment of constipation. It is the first in a new class of drugs called guanylate cyclase-C agonists. It is used for relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation and for treating chronic constipation of unknown cause (idiopathic […]

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Obesity

Health Tip: Help Prevent Obesity

(HealthDay News) — Obesity can develop as a result of poor eating habits, inactivity or genetics. Latest Diet & Weight Management News To help prevent obesity, the URMC suggests: Work to change your family’s eating habits and activity levels. Be a role model for healthy eating and physical activity. Limit screen time to less than […]

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clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)

clindamycin, oral (Cleocin)

What is oral clindamycin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clindamycin is an antibiotic used for treating serious infections. It is effective again several types of bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Propionibacterium acnes. It reduces growth of bacteria by interfering with their ability to make proteins. The FDA […]

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Statins

Statins

What are statins, and how do they work? “Statins” is a class of drugs that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the production of cholesterol by the liver. (The other source of cholesterol in the blood is dietary cholesterol.) Statins block the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for making […]