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Meningococcemia (Meningococcal Disease)

Meningococcemia (Meningococcal Disease)

What are risk factors for meningococcemia? Children and adolescents 5 to 19 years of age are at highest risk for meningococcemia. Newborns acquire antibodies from their mothers via the placenta, although these antibodies fade after a few weeks or months. Toddlers are not immune, and there have been several exposures in day care settings. As […]

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labetalol, Normodyne, Trandate

labetalol, Normodyne, Trandate

What is labetalol, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Labetalol is a drug used for treating high blood pressure and is related to carvedilol (Coreg). Nerves from the adrenergic nervous system travel from the spinal cord to arteries where they release norepinephrine. Norepinephrine attaches to adrenergic receptors on arteries and causes the arteries […]

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Pregnancy Much More Likely for Teen Girls With ADHD

Pregnancy Much More Likely for Teen Girls With ADHD

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are six times more likely to wind up as teenage moms, a new Swedish study reports. The impulsiveness and disorganization associated with ADHD appear to make girls with the disorder more likely to become […]

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Seaside Living Soothes the Mind of Rich and Poor Alike

Seaside Living Soothes the Mind of Rich and Poor Alike

Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could living near the coast be an inexpensive balm for mental troubles? “Our research suggests, for the first time, that people in poorer households living close to the coast experience fewer symptoms of mental health disorders,” said researcher Dr. Jo Garrett, from the University […]

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Health Tip: Medication and Substance Abuse Recovery

Health Tip: Medication and Substance Abuse Recovery

(HealthDay News) — Deciding to stop abusing drugs and alcohol is important to your health, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Latest Mental Health News But learning to live without these substances can be difficult, and some medicines can actually trigger a relapse. To take medicine safely after substance abuse recovery, the AAFP encourages […]

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Health Tip: Easing College Application Anxiety

Health Tip: Easing College Application Anxiety

(HealthDay News) — Applying to college can be a stressful experience for teens, says Hillside Treatment Center. Made worse by other sources of stress — such as homework and extracurricular activities — anxiety during this time is common. Latest Healthy Kids News To ease college application anxiety, Hillside Treatment Center encourages parents to: Create realistic […]

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Running the Numbers on High Blood Pressure

Running the Numbers on High Blood Pressure

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest High Blood Pressure News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High blood pressure is a risk factor for many serious health threats, such as heart attack and stroke. The most recent guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and other health organizations reflect research findings […]

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Cooling Cardiac Arrest Patients May Mean Better Long-Term Brain Function

Cooling Cardiac Arrest Patients May Mean Better Long-Term Brain Function

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lowering the body temperature in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest helps a broader group of people than previously believed, a new French study finds. For cardiac arrest patients with what’s called a “nonshockable” rhythm, cooling the body almost doubles the odds […]