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Health Tip: Driving on Black Ice

Health Tip: Driving on Black Ice

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — Black ice is an invisible winter danger for drivers, says the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). But you can help protect yourself by knowing how to deal with this seasonal hazard. The USDA give drivers advice about black ice: It tends to form at night or […]

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Health Tip: Avoiding Cabin Fever This Winter

Health Tip: Avoiding Cabin Fever This Winter

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — Sipping hot cocoa on the couch during winter may be a peaceful pursuit. But if cabin fever sets in on you or your family, it may make you very restless. SCL Health gives advice for staying sane inside this winter: Spend time in the kitchen. Cook fun, […]

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Morning Sickness: Early Symptoms and Signs

Morning Sickness: Early Symptoms and Signs

What does morning sickness feel like? When does it start? Morning sickness usually begins by the 9th week after conception. The nausea can occur any time of day, not just in the morning. It may be triggered or worsened by certain odors or foods, or there may be no specific triggers. Most women experience relief […]

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Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant Brain

Opioid Exposure in Womb Alters the Infant Brain

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to opioids in the womb may affect an area of the newborn brain that regulates emotions, a new study shows. Researchers used MRIs to assess brain activity in 16 full-term infants while they slept, specifically focusing on connectivity in a region called the amygdala, […]

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Prenatal Vitamins (Side Effects and Types)

Prenatal Vitamins (Side Effects and Types)

What are prenatal vitamins? If you are pregnant, as part of your prenatal care, your doctor, OB/GYN, or midwife may recommend taking prenatal vitamins to supplement nutrient requirements needed for fetal development. Prenatal vitamins (also termed Prenatal Multivitamins) are a combination of vitamins and minerals that a woman needs before, during, and after her pregnancy […]

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Keep Stress Under Control as Holiday Season Starts

Keep Stress Under Control as Holiday Season Starts

Latest Mental Health News SUNDAY, Nov. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stress abounds during the holiday season, but you can ease it, an expert says. The way to manage stress is to recognize it and take steps to minimize it so it doesn’t overwhelm you, according to Cinnamon Stetler, an associate professor of psychology at […]

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Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves

Caregivers Need to Care for Themselves

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a caregiver for a family member, you need to look after your own mental health to provide the best care for others, an expert says. Caregivers are at increased risk for depression and anxiety. Clinically significant symptoms of depression occur in 40%-70% […]

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Gabapentin vs. Xanax

Gabapentin vs. Xanax

What’s the difference between gabapentin and Xanax? Gabapentin and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to treat anxiety. A difference is that gabapentin is primarily an anti-seizure (anticonvulsant) drug used for preventing seizures and for treating post-herpetic neuralgia, the pain that follows an episode of shingles. Gabapentin is used off-label to treat anxiety. Xanax belongs to a […]

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Beta Blockers vs. Xanax

Beta Blockers vs. Xanax

Beta blockers vs. Xanax Beta blockers and Xanax (alprazolam) are drugs prescribed for anxiety. A difference is beta-blockers are typically prescribed to treat high blood pressure and heart problems, and they are prescribed off-label for anxiety. Xanax is a different kind of drug, a benzodiazepine that is a type of tranquilizer, widely prescribed for anxiety. […]