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For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

For Heart Patients, CPAP Treatment May Ease Depression: Study

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can ease depression in people with heart disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. “Patients who have had a stroke or heart attack are prone to suffer from low mood and are two to three […]

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valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT)

valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (Diovan HCT)

What is valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide is a combination of two medications that is used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It belongs to a class of drugs called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) which also includes: Angiotensin, formed in the blood by the action of angiotensin converting […]

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Lipodystrophy (Acquired, Generalized, Inherited)

Lipodystrophy (Acquired, Generalized, Inherited)

Lipodystrophy definition and facts Picture of HIV Lipodystrophy Lipodystrophy refers to medical problem where there is an abnormal distribution of fat in the body. This can refer both to fat loss (lipoatrophy) and abnormal accumulation of fat tissue. The disease may be inherited genetically, (for example, familial partial lipodystrophy or FPLD), or acquired. If inherited […]

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Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

Health Tip: Causes of Painful Urination

(HealthDay News) — Painful urination (dysuria) is the pain or discomfort associated with going to the bathroom, says Cleveland Clinic. Latest Digestion News It doesn’t refer to how often you urinate, although dysuria can be accompanied by frequent urination. Often, dysuria is associated with urinary tract infection. Other causes of painful urination include vaginal infection, […]

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lubiprostone (Amitiza)

lubiprostone (Amitiza)

What is lubiprostone? What is lubiprostone? Lubiprostone is an oral medication used for the treatment of idiopathic (due to an unknown cause) chronic constipation. Chronic constipation most commonly occurs because of slow transit of stool through the colon that allows too much fluid to be removed from the stool, leading to hard or lumpy stools, […]

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Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

Health Tip: Exercise Portion Control

(HealthDay News) — To maintain a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat, says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Latest Diet & Weight Management News Your optimal portion size may or may not match the serving size listed on a product. It’s dependent […]

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Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

Saxenda (liraglutide injection)

What is Saxenda? What are the uses for Saxenda? Saxenda is prescribed to help some obese or overweight adults with weight-related medical problems to lose weight and keep the weight off. It is approved for use in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise for the long term weight management of adults with an […]

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glipizide and metformin

glipizide and metformin

What is glipizide/metformin? What is glipizide/metformin used for? Glipizide/metformin is a combination antidiabetic medication that contains two commonly used glucose (sugar) lowering agents, glipizide (Glucotrol) and metformin (Glucophage). These agents work in different, yet complementary ways to improve blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Glipizide is a second generation oral sulfonylurea that […]

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Exercise Your Blues Away

Exercise Your Blues Away

Latest Depression News FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise is good medicine for depression, researchers report. “The evidence of the use of physical activity and exercise for the management of depression is substantial and growing fast,” said study authors Felipe Barretto Schuch, from Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil, and Brendon Stubbs, […]