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Doxycycline vs. clindamycin

Doxycycline vs. clindamycin

Doxycycline vs. clindamycin: What’s the difference? Doxycycline and clindamycin 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. A brand name for clindamycin is Cleocin. Doxycycline and clindamycin are different types of antibiotics. Doxycycline is a […]

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Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry: CDC

FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Latest Infectious Disease News Five people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. Children younger than 5 […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Niacin (nicotinic acid, vitamin B3)

What are the side effects of Lipitor and niacin? Lipitor Lipitor is generally well tolerated. Minor side effects include: Other commonly reported side effects include: Lipitor may cause liver and muscle damage. Serious liver damage caused by statins is rare. Liver tests should be performed at the beginning of treatment then as needed thereafter. Inflammation […]

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AHA News: At 38, Father of Five Survived 3 Strokes

AHA News: At 38, Father of Five Survived 3 Strokes

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Lee Stroy was surprised when at age 38 his doctor told him he had high blood pressure. The doctor said it wasn’t too extreme and wrote him a prescription to help get his numbers under control. With Christmas a week away, Lee – […]

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AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for Women

AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for Women

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Men are more likely than women to develop unstable plaques in their neck arteries, a dangerous condition that can lead to strokes, according to new research that also identified a helpful warning sign for rupture-prone plaques in women. The preliminary study, presented Thursday […]

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Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows. The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing “experimental models” of pain — that is, […]

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Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic crashes, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses in the state. […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor vs. Zetia: What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe) are used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Zetia belong to different drug classes. Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (a “statin” drug) and Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Side effects of Lipitor and Zetia that are similar include diarrhea and joint […]