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Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For older adults with a urinary tract infection (UTI), antibiotic treatment should begin immediately to prevent serious complications, a new British study finds. Delaying or withholding antibiotics in this age group can increase the risk of bloodstream infection (sepsis) and death, researchers reported Feb. […]

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Health Tip: Elderly Companionship

Health Tip: Elderly Companionship

(HealthDay News) — Loneliness is a common source of stress among the elderly. Older men and women who have companionship live longer than those without, a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests. Latest Senior Health News Figuring out how to prevent loneliness can be difficult, but companionship can take many forms. Those who can […]

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Don’t Fear, Shark Attacks Remain Rare

Don’t Fear, Shark Attacks Remain Rare

Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Shark attacks get plenty of media attention and strike fear into the hearts of swimmers, but a new study finds that such attacks are few and far between. It’s true that the number of shark attacks has increased over time, but the rate […]

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Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies)

Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies)

How do medical professionals diagnose vertigo? During an evaluation for vertigo, the health care professional usually asks questions to take a history of the events and symptoms associated with vertigo. This includes medications taken (even over-the-counter medications), recent illnesses, and prior medical problems. Even seemingly unrelated problems may provide a clue as to the underlying […]

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aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)

aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, Bayer, Ecotrin, and others)

What is aspirin? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Aspirin is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It also prevents blood clots (i.e., is antithrombotic). As a group, NSAIDs are non-narcotic relievers of mild to moderate pain of many causes, including Other members of this […]

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sodium chloride solution (intravenous)

sodium chloride solution (intravenous)

What is sodium chloride solution-intravenous, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Our body cells are bathed in a watery fluid that contains primary sodium and chloride ions. These molecules play a vital role in maintaining proper fluid balance and keeping our tissues hydrated. Additionally, sodium is involved in many cell processes such as […]

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Health Tip: Dangers of Teen E-Cigarette Use

Health Tip: Dangers of Teen E-Cigarette Use

(HealthDay News) — Nicotine use among teens is soaring, but not because of traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are the most common form of smoking among youth in the United States, the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens says. Latest Healthy Kids News Although they’re commonly marketed as safer alternatives, they still put teens at risk, […]

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nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, Macrobid)

nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Furadantin, Macrobid)

What is nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin)? What brand names are available for nitrofurantoin? Is nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin) available as a generic drug? Do I need a prescription for nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin)? Why is nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin) prescribed to patients? What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin (Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin)? What is the […]