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hyaluronate (hyaluronan, Hyalgan, Supartz, Euflexxa, Orthovisc)

What is hyaluronate injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hyaluronic acid is a natural chemical that is found in almost all species of animal and in various parts of the human body. It works as a biological lubricant, reducing friction between adjacent tissues. It is present in high amounts in joints and […]

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Osteoarthritis (OA)

What are osteoarthritis home remedies and treatment options? Aside from weight reduction and avoiding activities that exert excessive stress on the joint cartilage, there is no specific medical treatment to halt cartilage degeneration or to repair damaged cartilage in osteoarthritis. There is no medication to stop osteoarthritis (disease-modifying medication). The goal of treatment in osteoarthritis […]

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flunisolide nasal spray, Aerospan (Nasalide, Aerobid, Aerobid HFA are discontinued)

What is flunisolide nasal spray, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Flunisolide is a synthetic (man-made) corticosteroid. It is administered either as an oral metered-dose inhaler for the treatment of asthma (Aerobid) or as a nasal spray for treating allergic rhinitis. Corticosteroids are naturally- occurring hormones that prevent or suppress inflammation and immune […]

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NYC Measles Outbreak Over: Officials

NYC Measles Outbreak Over: Officials

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The New York City measles outbreak is over and the public health emergency that was declared on April 9 for parts of Brooklyn has ended, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. Latest Infectious Disease News It was the largest outbreak in New York City in nearly […]

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Exercise May Be of Extra Benefit to People With Heart Disease

Exercise May Be of Extra Benefit to People With Heart Disease

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise benefits heart disease patients more than healthy people, according to a new study. It found that while stepping up physical activity reduced the risk of death for people with and without heart disease, those with heart disease had greatest benefit. The more they […]

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Bans Not Keeping Drivers With Implanted Defibrillators off the Road

Bans Not Keeping Drivers With Implanted Defibrillators off the Road

Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One in three patients who have implanted devices for irregular heartbeats still drive, despite being banned from getting behind the wheel, a new Danish study finds. It looked at more than 2,500 patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which deliver an electric shock to correct […]

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idarucizumab (Praxbind)

idarucizumab (Praxbind)

What is idarucizumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Dabigatran prevents blood clots by binding to thrombin and preventing thrombin from combining with other proteins to form a blood clot. Dabigatran increases the risk of bleeding because it reduces the ability of blood to clot. Patients who are taking dabigatran may develop serious […]