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AHA News: After Stroke, Radio Legend Walks the Talk of Self-Care

AHA News: After Stroke, Radio Legend Walks the Talk of Self-Care

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Patty Jackson has been dishing celebrity news and talking pop culture on Philadelphia radio stations for nearly four decades. “I’ve always had something to say,” Jackson said. Indeed, growing up, she read poems in front of the church congregation, announced basketball games and […]

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Summer Can Be Hard on Your Hearing

Summer Can Be Hard on Your Hearing

Latest Hearing News SATURDAY, July 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some of the sounds of summer can pose a serious threat to your hearing. Outdoor concerts, fireworks, thunder, and lawn and garden equipment are among the things that trigger hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology warns. “Many summer activities are noisy and can result […]

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Dance Your Way to Better Health

Dance Your Way to Better Health

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two very different studies show that dancing is more than just fun. It can keep your mind sharp and your heart healthy. The first was done in the United Kingdom and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. […]

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Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps

Are there particular concerns for older adults? Older adults should have periodic magnesium blood levels taken if they use supplemental magnesium. Even a mild and otherwise not apparent degree of kidney dysfunction, which is often seen in this age group, may lead to toxic levels of magnesium with modest doses. Recent studies have indicated that […]

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Hiccups

Hiccups

Source: Getty Images Hiccup definition and facts A hiccup is a sudden, involuntary contraction (spasm) of the diaphragm muscle. When the muscle spasms, the vocal cords snap shut, producing the hiccup sound. Common causes of hiccups include: eating too quickly, eating or drinking too much, diseases that irritate the nerves that control the diaphragm, abdominal […]

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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinal)

What is dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Taraxacum officinale is a plant. The above ground parts are used as natural herbal supplements and for many conditions. There is little evidence that it is effective for any condition. Taraxacum officinale contains chemicals that may increase urine production and decrease pain […]

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propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Darvocet)

propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Darvocet)

What is the dosage for propoxyphene and acetaminophen? The recommended adult dose is 1-2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for relief of pain. The total dose should not exceed six 100/650 mg tablets or twelve 50/325 mg tablets in a 24-hour period. Which drugs or supplements interact with propoxyphene and acetaminophen? Propoxyphene, like other […]