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Zoloft, setraline

Zoloft, setraline

What is Zoloft (sertraline)? What is its mechanism of action? Sertraline belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Other drugs in this class are: Is Zoloft available in generic form? Yes. What doses are available for Zoloft? Fluoxetine is available as capsules: 10, 20 and 40 mg. Capsules (delayed release): […]

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Septic Arthritis

Septic arthritis (infectious arthritis) facts Septic arthritis is infection of one or more joints by microorganisms. Septic arthritis can be caused by fungal, viral, and bacterial infections. Risks for the development of septic arthritis include a patient taking immune-suppression medicines, intravenous drug abuse, past joint disease, injury or surgery, and underlying medical illnesses, including diabetes, […]

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Your Noisy Knees May Be Trying to Tell You Something

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ever hear your joints clicking, creaking or crunching? Now, researchers say a new technique that listens closely to knees may help doctors diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis. In the new study, researchers attached small microphones to participants’ knees, which allowed them to listen for high-frequency sounds […]

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Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors

Health Tip: Brain Games for Seniors

(HealthDay News) — Many doctors encourage seniors to use brain fitness games as a means to help deal with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, says SeniorLiving.org. Latest Alzheimer’s News While research remains inconclusive, there appears to be a correlation between brain games and brain health. The website says brain games that may help seniors […]

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Parkinson’s: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells

Parkinson’s: New treatment approach shows promise in brain cells

New research shows that an innovative strategy for treating Parkinson’s disease has proven successful in neurons that derive from people living with the condition. Parkinson’s disease affects dopamine producing neurons, illustrated here. Dr. Dimitri Krainc, chair of neurology and director of the Center for Neurogenetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, […]

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Health Tip: Planning a Stress-Reducing Vacation

Health Tip: Planning a Stress-Reducing Vacation

(HealthDay News) — Not all vacations are created equally. Studies show that the happiness gleaned from a vacation is dependent on how stressful it is, says Harvard Business Review. Latest Travel Health News It found that 94 percent of people have as much or more energy after a positive trip. To create a positive vacation, […]

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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot

What is the treatment for athlete’s foot? Since there is no single cause for athlete’s foot there is no single treatment. Nevertheless, all causes of this condition benefit by promoting a dry, clean, and friction-free environment for the feet. Occlusive shoe materials, such as vinyl, which cause the feet to remain moist, provide an excellent […]

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Deaths Due to Suicide, Homicide on the Rise Among U.S. Youth

Deaths Due to Suicide, Homicide on the Rise Among U.S. Youth

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The anger and fear seething throughout the United States could be having a fatal impact on some of the nation’s youngest citizens. More teens and young adults are coming to a violent end in recent years, either at their own […]