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High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart

High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man’s risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots, a new study reports. Men with a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels have a nearly eightfold increased risk of heart failure and twice the […]

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dopamine (Intropin)

dopamine (Intropin)

Is dopamine-injection available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for dopamine-injection? Yes What are the uses for dopamine-injection? Dopamine is prescribed to correct hemodynamic status in patients with shock syndrome due to This means dopamine may be capable of improving urine flow, blood pressure, blood flow to vital organs, […]

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Heavier People May Be More Likely to Survive a Stroke

Heavier People May Be More Likely to Survive a Stroke

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While it’s long been understood that being overweight or obese raises the odds of stroke, new research indicates those carrying extra weight are far less likely to die after having such a “brain attack.” For the study, scientists analyzed more than […]

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Recipe for a Healthy Heart: Big Breakfasts, Less TV

Recipe for a Healthy Heart: Big Breakfasts, Less TV

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Want a healthier heart? Get at least a fifth of your daily calories from your breakfast and stop watching so much TV. Those are the conclusions of two studies to be presented next week at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). […]

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First Steps After a Diabetes Diagnosis

First Steps After a Diabetes Diagnosis

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you’re diagnosed with diabetes, your doctor is likely to start you on a program to lower blood sugar and help insulin work more efficiently — a regimen that may include a modified diet, exercise and possibly medication. Starting (or ramping […]

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clarithromycin, Biaxin

clarithromycin, Biaxin

What is clarithromycin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Clarithromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic chemically related to erythromycin and azithromycin (Zithromax). It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, such as Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and mycobacterium avium, and many others. Like all macrolide antibiotics, clarithromycin prevents […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Source: Getty Images Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome facts The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Causes of TMJ disorders include injury to the teeth or […]

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AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could increase the risk of hospitalization and even death. In a study presented […]

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fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)

fenofibrate (Antara, Fenoglide, Fibricor, Lipofen, Lofibra, Tricor, Triglide, Trilipix)

What is fenofibrate? Fenofibrate is a derivative of fibric acid that is used to treat lipid disorders. Why is fenofibrate prescribed to patients? Fenofibrate is used with dietary modifications for the treatment of lipid disorders. It helps reduce levels of LDL-C, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and apolipoprotein B, and increase HDL-C. It is prescribed to patients […]

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What are the risks of anal sex?

What are the risks of anal sex?

Anal sex is the practice of inserting the penis, fingers, or a foreign object such as a vibrator into the anus for sexual pleasure. With the appropriate precautions, anal sex is mostly safe.However, there are different potential risks that may not be present in vaginal or oral sex. For example, the anus cannot naturally lubricate […]