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clarithromycin, Biaxin

clarithromycin, Biaxin

What is clarithromycin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clarithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic chemically related to erythromycin and azithromycin (Zithromax). It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, such as Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and mycobacterium avium, and many others. Like all macrolide antibiotics, clarithromycin prevents […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Source: Getty Images Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome facts The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Causes of TMJ disorders include injury to the teeth or […]

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AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could increase the risk of hospitalization and even death. In a study presented […]

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fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)

fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)

What is fenofibrate? Fenofibrate is a derivative of fibric acid that is used to treat lipid disorders. Why is fenofibrate prescribed to patients? Fenofibrate is used with dietary modifications for the treatment of lipid disorders. It helps reduce levels of LDL-C, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B, and increase HDL-C. It is prescribed to patients […]

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What are the risks of anal sex?

What are the risks of anal sex?

Anal sex is the practice of inserting the penis, fingers, or a foreign object such as a vibrator into the anus for sexual pleasure. With the appropriate precautions, anal sex is mostly safe.However, there are different potential risks that may not be present in vaginal or oral sex. For example, the anus cannot naturally lubricate […]

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18 ways to get a flat stomach

18 ways to get a flat stomach

Many people with excess body weight carry fat around their midsection. This fat is a risk factor for many different health conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Fat around the belly can be challenging to lose. Even with diet and exercise, it can often be the last part of the body to slim […]

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How to improve eyesight without glasses

How to improve eyesight without glasses

Eyesight can deteriorate as people get older or due to certain health conditions. However, there are a number of natural ways a person can protect and improve their vision without the need for corrective glasses.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that in the United States around 12 million people of 40 years […]

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IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut

IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut

Repeated cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet have shown promise as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. A low-calorie diet rich in vegetables may reduce inflammation in IBD. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles recently tested what they describe as the “fasting-mimicking” diet on a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Can supplements help keep depression at bay?

Can supplements help keep depression at bay?

New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression. Can our dietary practices help keep depression at bay? On a global level, we are now facing two concerning epidemics, one of which relates to the health of the body and the other to that of the mind, namely, obesity […]

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This sleep disorder puts people at ‘very high risk’ of Parkinson’s

This sleep disorder puts people at ‘very high risk’ of Parkinson’s

Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson’s risk? People who experience a sleep disorder that causes them to act out their dreams have a high […]