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atorvastatin (Lipitor) vs. simvastatin (Zocor)

atorvastatin (Lipitor) vs. simvastatin (Zocor)

What are atorvastatin and simvastatin? Atorvastatin and simvastatin are both chemicals that interfere with liver cells’ cholesterol production. They are in a family of statins which also includes: The molecules of the medications target an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, one step in the chemical process cells use to fabricate cholesterol from simpler types of molecules. […]

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Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes

Take a Fresh Look at Fitness Classes

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tired of taking the same old cardio class? It’s time to explore some of the combination classes being offered at both large gyms and small, more personalized fitness centers. One of the most popular options is the multi-discipline class […]

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The Most Common NFL Sports Injuries and Recovery

The Most Common NFL Sports Injuries and Recovery

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/20/2019 2:53 PM Latest Exercise & Fitness News Source: MedicineNet Health News With football season in full swing, NFL teams are racking up injuries along with their touchdowns. This week 23 players are out with injuries and 12 sit on the injury reserve list, with more than 100 more players in […]

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Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

Just 2 Weeks on the Couch Starts to Damage Your Body

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study proves that the old adage “use it or lose it” is definitely true when it comes to fitness. After just two weeks of sedentary behavior, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health […]

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aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone antacids (Mylanta, Mylanta Maximum Strength)

aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone antacids (Mylanta, Mylanta Maximum Strength)

What is aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide? What is it used for? Aluminum hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide act as antacids by neutralizing stomach acid that result in an increasing pH in the stomach. Simethicone is anti-gas medication that works by lowering surface tension of gas bubbles, which gives relief from gas. What brand names are available for […]

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Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries

Scientists Discover New Way Fat Harms Your Arteries

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists may have found a way that obesity directly damages the arteries and contributes to heart disease — a discovery that they say could eventually lead to new treatments. The British researchers found that in heart disease patients […]

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Keeping Blood Sugar Steady Helps You Live Longer With Diabetes

Keeping Blood Sugar Steady Helps You Live Longer With Diabetes

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have type 2 diabetes, keeping your blood sugar levels stable over time may be key to living longer. New research finds that people who have more swings in their blood sugar levels were more than twice as likely to […]

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AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Eating patterns similar to the Mediterranean diet and the blood pressure-lowering DASH may help older women with Type 2 diabetes ward off heart attacks, strokes and related problems, new research suggests. Diabetes afflicts one-quarter of Americans 65 and older. An estimated 68% of […]

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Don’t Let Fear of Cancer Keep You From Doctor Visits

Don’t Let Fear of Cancer Keep You From Doctor Visits

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As terrified as you might be of a possible cancer diagnosis from your doctor, a new study warns that you still need to keep your appointment. Why? Patients who blow off appointments for cancer symptoms are 12% more likely to die within a year of […]

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infliximab (Remicade)

What is infliximab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Infliximab is an antibody administered intravenously that is used for treating several chronic inflammatory diseases. Infliximab works by blocking the effects of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), a substance made by cells of the body which has an important role in promoting inflammation. […]