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Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension

Flu shot may lower death risk in people with hypertension

New research suggests that flu vaccines can help keep heart attacks and strokes at bay in people with hypertension. Flu vaccinations may save the lives of those who are at high cardiovascular risk. Although the flu is a common illness, the burden of this condition in the United States is considerable. According to the Centers […]

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Exercise may help people with cardiovascular disease the most

Exercise may help people with cardiovascular disease the most

New research comparing the benefits of exercise for healthy people versus people with cardiovascular disease found that the latter may benefit the most from being physically active. A study shows, for the first time, that people with cardiovascular disease benefit more from exercise than healthy people. Existing evidence shows that staying physically active can help […]

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Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on

Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on

A new study finds that a pattern of lifelong exercise reduces the risk of adenomatous polyps, which are a known precursor of colorectal cancer. New research suggests that exercise early in life may preserve colorectal health later on. It is not uncommon for a gastroenterologist to discover one or more adenomatous polyps during a routine […]

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Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people

Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people

A new study shows that strict alternate-day fasting may be a valid alternative to counting calories and may have similar results, while also benefitting various biological processes. Fasting may have benefits for healthy people, new research suggests, although there are some caveats. People often alter their diets — in order to lose weight, improve their […]

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Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)

Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)

What is Suboxone? Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s used to treat dependence on opioid drugs. Suboxone comes as an oral film that’s placed under your tongue (sublingual) or between your gums and cheek (buccal). The film dissolves in your mouth. Suboxone contains two drugs in each film: buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s available […]

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Toujeo (insulin glargine)

Toujeo (insulin glargine)

What is Toujeo? Toujeo is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Toujeo contains a form of insulin called insulin glargine, which is classified as a long-acting insulin. Clinical studies tested Toujeo in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The studies showed that after 26 weeks […]

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Aimovig (erenumab-aooe)

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe)

What is Aimovig? Aimovig is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes in a prefilled autoinjector pen. You use the autoinjector to give yourself an injection at home once per month. Aimovig can be prescribed in one of two doses: 70 mg per month or 140 mg per […]

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Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm)

Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm)

What is Ajovy? Ajovy is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes as a prefilled syringe. You can self-inject Ajovy, or receive Ajovy injections from a healthcare provider in your doctor’s office. Ajovy can be injected monthly or quarterly (once every three months). Ajovy contains the drug fremanezumab, […]