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AHA News: At 38, Father of Five Survived 3 Strokes

AHA News: At 38, Father of Five Survived 3 Strokes

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Lee Stroy was surprised when at age 38 his doctor told him he had high blood pressure. The doctor said it wasn’t too extreme and wrote him a prescription to help get his numbers under control. With Christmas a week away, Lee – […]

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AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for Women

AHA News: Study Finds Higher Risk of Stroke-Linked Plaque in Men, Possible Test for Women

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Men are more likely than women to develop unstable plaques in their neck arteries, a dangerous condition that can lead to strokes, according to new research that also identified a helpful warning sign for rupture-prone plaques in women. The preliminary study, presented Thursday […]

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Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hypnosis might sound like a magic trick to some, but the therapy can be an effective pain reliever, a new review shows. The review covered 85 studies that have tested hypnosis for easing “experimental models” of pain — that is, […]

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Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Less Pain, More Car Crashes: Legalized Marijuana a Mixed Bag

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Colorado is any indication, the legalization of marijuana does not come without health hazards. New research shows that while it led to a decline in hospitalizations for chronic pain, there were increases in traffic crashes, alcohol abuse and drug overdoses in the state. […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)

Lipitor vs. Zetia: What’s the difference? Lipitor (atorvastatin) and Zetia (ezetimibe) are used to lower cholesterol levels in the blood. Lipitor and Zetia belong to different drug classes. Lipitor is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (a “statin” drug) and Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering drug. Side effects of Lipitor and Zetia that are similar include diarrhea and joint […]

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Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)

What drugs interact with Lipitor and Vytorin? Lipitor Decreased elimination of Lipitor could increase levels of Lipitor in the body and increase the risk of muscle toxicity from Lipitor. Therefore, Lipitor should not be combined with drugs that decrease its elimination. Examples of such drugs includes: Large quantities of grape fruit juice (>1.2 liters daily) […]

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Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The rise in colon cases among younger adults that’s been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by […]