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risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)

risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)

What is risedronate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Risedronate is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates used for the treatment of Paget’s disease of bone (in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and in persons with osteoporosis (in which the density and strength of bones are reduced). Other biphosphonates include […]

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Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs

Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs

(HealthDay News) — A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection that affects the urethra, bladder or kidney. Those who are pregnant or sexually active may be at a higher risk for UTIs. Latest Women’s Health News The American College of Physicians notes the top warning signs for UTIs: The ACP recommends seeking […]

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Melatonin

Melatonin

What is melatonin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland in the body. Commercially available melatonin that is sold as medicine is produced in the laboratory. Melatonin regulates sleep-wake cycle. Check with your healthcare professional before using herbs or other supplements. What brand names […]

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Another Side Effect of the Opioid Crisis: Heart Infections

Another Side Effect of the Opioid Crisis: Heart Infections

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research uncovers more damage wrought by the opioid epidemic: Cases of a dangerous heart infection linked to injection drug use have spiked in recent years at an Ohio medical center. Researchers found that admissions for infective endocarditis at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical […]

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Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live Longer

Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live Longer

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can you tell how long you’ll live? For seniors, how fit you are may offer a clearer forecast of life span than traditional markers such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking, a new study suggests. It included more than 6,500 people, […]

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How to Stay Close as a Couple Now That Baby Is Here

How to Stay Close as a Couple Now That Baby Is Here

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s no doubt that a first baby changes the dynamic between spouses. Here are steps you can take to stay close. First, you need a creative plan to get some sleep. Beyond feeling tired, being sleep-deprived affects your mood and your […]

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Sperm Retrieved From Brain Dead West Point Cadet

Sperm Retrieved From Brain Dead West Point Cadet

Sperm was retrieved from a West Point cadet who had been declared brain dead after a skiing accident. The retrieval of sperm from 21-year-old Peter Zhu was granted by a judge at his parents’ request. The retrieval occurred Friday before his organs were removed for donation later that day at Westchester Medical Center, the Associated […]

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Could Too Much Soda Worsen MS?

Could Too Much Soda Worsen MS?

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Popping open too many sodas or other sweetened beverages each day might worsen symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis, new research suggests. It’s important to note that the small study could only point to an association — it couldn’t prove that high soda intake causes […]

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ADD or ADHD Medications

ADD or ADHD Medications

Medically reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP; Board Certified Emergency Medicine REFERENCES: Bussing, R., D.M. Mason, L. Bell, P. Porter, and C. Garvan. “Adolescent outcomes of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a diverse community sample.” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 49.6 June 2010: 595-605. De Sousa, A., and G. Kalra. […]