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Many Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery

Many Patients Don’t Need Opioids After Surgery

Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The opioid epidemic has been fueled in part by the overprescribing of painkillers. But a new study finds that up to half of patients may not actually need the addictive pills following a surgery. The finding could be a game-changer for post-op care, said […]

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor facts Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection affecting primarily healthy people caused by a fungus found on normal human skin. There seems to be a genetic predisposition to develop tinea versicolor, the nature of which is poorly understood. Doctor easily identify tinea versicolor by examining skin scrapings under the microscope. Treatment […]

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo facts* Vitiligo facts medically edited by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Vitiligo is a disease in which the pigment cells of the skin, melanocytes, are destroyed in certain areas. Symptoms and signs of vitiligo include loss of skin color in the form of depigmented, or white, patches of skin in any location on the body. […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Liver Spots

Health Tip: Understanding Liver Spots

(HealthDay News) — Liver spots are flat, dark areas of pigment that appear on the skin — often on areas exposed to the sun. Latest Skin News The likelihood of getting such spots tends to rise as we age, says MedlinePlus. Common after age 40, the painless spots typically appear on the face, forearms or […]

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Ketoconazole Cream (Nizoral) vs. Miconazole (Monistat)

Ketoconazole Cream (Nizoral) vs. Miconazole (Monistat)

Ketoconazole cream vs. miconazole: What’s the difference? Ketoconazole cream and miconazole are antifungal medications prescribed to treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm. Ketoconazole cream is used to treat jock itch, dandruff, tinea versicolor, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and coccidiomycosis. Miconazole is also used to treat vaginal fungal infections. Brand names for ketoconazole include Nizoral, […]

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Immigrants Make Up 1 in 4 U.S. Health Care Workers

Immigrants Make Up 1 in 4 U.S. Health Care Workers

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, June 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — They say good help is hard to find, and America’s immigration policies could be making it even tougher in the health care field. Immigration crackdown efforts, the border wall included, are very likely to cost the elderly and disabled the […]

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Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Cause Problems in the ICU: Study

Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Cause Problems in the ICU: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units, a new review concludes. “Nicotine and caffeine are some of the most commonly used and highly addictive substances in modern society, […]