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For This Mom, Rare Bone Disease Is a Family Affair

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most people expect some risk in activities like mountain biking or rollerblading, but few would expect to end up in the emergency room with a broken thigh bone from doing a squat. That’s exactly what happened to Rachel Jones, 39, who […]

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How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Prevent Fractures

Latest Arthritis News THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a young adult, start thinking about your bone health, an expert advises. Most people reach peak bone mass — the strongest bones they’ll ever have — between 25 and 30 years of age, according to Dr. Philip Bosha, a physician with Penn State […]

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Peanut Allergy Treatment Moves Toward FDA Approval

By Peter Schelden on 09/13/2019 3:24 PM Latest Allergies News Source: MedicineNet Health News A new pill designed to treat peanut allergies will be reviewed today by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel. There are currently no FDA-approved therapies for any food allergy. The advisory panel will make its recommendation after discussing safety and […]

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Emgality (galcanezumab)

Emgality (galcanezumab)

What is Emgality? Emgality is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used in adults to: Prevent chronic and episodic migraines. According to the International Headache Society, people with chronic migraines have 15 or more migraine days per month. People with episodic migraines have fewer than 15 migraine days per month. Treat episodic cluster headaches. According to […]

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Xiidra (lifitegrast)

Xiidra (lifitegrast)

What is Xiidra? Xiidra (lifitegrast) is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat dry eye disease. With this condition, your body doesn’t make enough tears, or the tears it does make don’t keep your eyes lubricated (moist). Xiidra comes as a liquid solution that’s used as eye drops. Xiidra is approved for use in […]

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Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

Farxiga (dapagliflozin)

What is Farxiga? Farxiga is a brand-name prescription medication that contains the drug dapagliflozin. Farxiga is used to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth. Farxiga belongs to a class of medications called sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. In clinical studies, Farxiga decreased […]

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Bydureon (exenatide)

Bydureon (exenatide)

FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Bydureon can increase the risk of thyroid tumors and thyroid cancer. It’s not known if Bydureon […]

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Ozempic (semaglutide)

Ozempic (semaglutide)

FDA warning: Thyroid cancer This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. In animals, Ozempic can increase the risk of thyroid tumors. It’s not known if Ozempic has this effect […]

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Invokana (canagliflozin)

Invokana (canagliflozin)

FDA warning: Risk of lower limb amputation This drug has a boxed warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Some people taking Invokana may have an increased risk for the amputation of a lower […]

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Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide)

Soliqua 100/33 (insulin glargine/lixisenatide)

What is Soliqua 100/33? Soliqua 100/33 is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Soliqua 100/33 contains two drugs: insulin glargine, which is a long-acting insulin lixisenatide, which belongs to class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists Soliqua […]