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Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines aren’t just for kids, a doctors’ group says. “Many adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives and so have not received recommended vaccinations,” Dr. Robert McLean, president of the American College of Physicians, said in a college news […]

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Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Naloxone can reverse an opioid overdose, but far too little of the lifesaving drug is used where it is needed the most, a new U.S. government report shows. “Too many people in our country and in our communities are still dying from opioid-related […]

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Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) vs. Topicort (desoximetasone)

Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) vs. Topicort (desoximetasone)

Diprolene (betamethasone dipropionate) vs. Topicort (desoximetasone): What’s the difference? Betamethasone and desoximetasone are corticosteroids used to relieve itching and inflammation associated with a wide variety of skin conditions such as allergic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and plaque psoriasis. Brand names of betamethasone include Diprolene, Diprolene AF and Luxiq. A brand name for desoximetasone is […]

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Puberty

Puberty

Puberty facts Puberty is the period of sexual maturation and achievement of fertility. The time when puberty begins varies greatly among individuals; however, puberty usually occurs in girls between the ages of 10 and 14 and between the ages of 12 and 16 in boys. Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in the timing […]

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Disease Prevention for Teens

Disease Prevention for Teens

Teen Suicide Warning Signs Recognizing teen suicide warning signs Suicide is alarmingly common. It is the eighth leading cause of death for all people (accounting for about 1% of all deaths) and the third leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 24 (following accidents and homicide). The vast majority of suicides are related […]