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Metoprolol vs. propranolol

Metoprolol vs. propranolol

Metoprolol vs. propranolol: What’s the difference? Metoprolol and propranolol are beta-blockers used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart pain (angina), abnormal heart rhythms, and some neurologic conditions. Metoprolol is also used to treat congestive heart failure and hyperthyroidism, and to prevent migraine headaches. Brand names for metoprolol include Lopressor and Toprol XL. Brand names […]

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Doxycycline vs. Bactrim

Doxycycline vs. Bactrim

Doxycycline vs. Bactrim: What’s the difference? Doxycycline and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are antibiotics used to treat many different types of bacterial infections. Brand names for doxycycline include Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox, Acticlate, Acticlate Cap, Doryx, Doxteric, Doxy, and Monodox. Doxycycline and Bactrim are different types of antibiotics. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic and Bactrim […]

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Weight-Free Strength Training

Weight-Free Strength Training

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to go to the gym for a strength-training workout. With these three moves, your own body weight provides the resistance needed to develop key muscles. Start with the classic wall sit. Press your back into a […]

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CBD — It’s Everywhere, But Does It Work?

CBD — It’s Everywhere, But Does It Work?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You would have to be living in a cave to have missed the CBD craze that is sweeping across America: New products are cramming store shelves as the market explodes for what many Americans believe to be a miracle cure-all. […]

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Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who are thwarted in their attempts to “shop around” for prescription opioid painkillers at doctors’ offices and pharmacies may try to get the drugs via relatives as a last resort, researchers report. Some people who misuse opioids go to numerous prescribers and fill […]

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Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Show Up Long Before Diagnosis

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Difficulties with daily activities such as dressing, walking and eating can be seen in rheumatoid arthritis patients a year or two before they’re diagnosed, a new study shows. “This is a new finding, and a finding that is quite intriguing,” said lead author Dr. Elena […]

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More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood Events

Latest Arthritis News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Lupus patients who had difficult childhoods have higher disease activity, worse depression and poorer overall health than those with better childhoods, a new study finds. Bad childhood experiences included abuse, neglect and household challenges. The study included 269 lupus patients in California. Of those, about […]

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Stay Safe While Spring Cleaning

Latest Allergies News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While it’s a regular ritual, spring cleaning can become a dangerous chore for your health, experts warn. Some cleaning supplies — air fresheners, rug cleaners, bleach, oven cleaners and floor polish — have dangerous chemicals such as volatile organic compounds. These chemicals become vapors that […]