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bupivacaine (Marcaine, Sensorcaine)

bupivacaine (Marcaine, Sensorcaine)

What is bupivicaine injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bupivacaine is a local anesthetic that is similar to lidocaine and mepivacaine (amide type). Bupivacaine, like other local anesthetics reduces the flow of sodium in and out of nerves. This decreases the initiation and transfer of nerve signals in the area in which […]

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Keep Your Child Safe in Her High Chair

Keep Your Child Safe in Her High Chair

Latest Healthy Kids News SATURDAY, March 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kids in high chairs should never be left alone. Nor should they be placed there for long periods, safety experts warn. High chair-related injuries — mainly falls — have risen in recent years, according to the U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission. Most of these injuries […]

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Many Parents Think Vaping Around Kids Is Fine

Many Parents Think Vaping Around Kids Is Fine

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many parents who smoke try to shield their kids from their unhealthy habit — but those who vape may not take the same precautions, a new study suggests. The study surveyed over 700 parents who smoked cigarettes, used e-cigarettes or […]

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Stretches for Calves, Hamstrings and Quads

Stretches for Calves, Hamstrings and Quads

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stretching your leg muscles can improve your flexibility and prevent injury. Here are three stretches that you can do every day and at every age. Start with a calf stretch. Stand at arm’s length from a wall and place […]

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Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease

Skin Fungi May Be Tied to Bowel Disease

Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Crohn’s disease involves inflammation of the digestive tract. But new research into its causes is focusing on fungi commonly found on the skin. These microscopic fungi, called Malassezia restricta, are linked to dandruff. They’re found in oily skin and scalp follicles, but they also end […]

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budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris)

budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris)

Why is budesonide (Entocort EC, Uceris) prescribed to patients? Budesonide is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderately-active Crohn’s disease involving the ileum (the second half of the small intestine) and/or ascending colon (the beginning of the large intestine). It is approved for maintaining remissions for up to three months. Budesonide also is used for the […]

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mannitol (Osmitrol)

mannitol (Osmitrol)

What is mannitol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mannitol is a naturally occurring substance that causes the body to lose water (diuresis) through osmosis. Mannitol promotes diuresis in kidneys by increasing the concentration of filtrates in the kidney and blocking reabsorption of water by kidney tubules. The FDA approved mannitol in June […]