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Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. naproxen (Aleve): What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and naproxen are used to treat different types of pain in different ways. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Naproxen is used to relieve mild to moderate […]

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Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. carisoprodol (Soma): What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and carisoprodol are muscle relaxants used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Brand names for cyclobenzaprine include Flexeril, Amrix, and Fexmid. A brand name for carisoprodol is Soma. Side effects of cyclobenzaprine and […]

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Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil)

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) vs. amitriptyline (Elavil): What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and amitriptyline are used to treat different types of pain from different causes. Cyclobenzaprine is used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Amitriptyline may be used to treat nerve pain, but it is […]

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Many Dietary Supplements Dangerous for Teens

Many Dietary Supplements Dangerous for Teens

Latest Healthy Kids News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While taking vitamins may be fine for teens and young adults, supplements for weight loss, muscle-building and added energy may trigger severe medical problems, new research suggests. Regulations to keep these potentially harmful products out of the hands of young people are urgently needed, […]

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Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Chicken No Better Than Beef for Your Cholesterol?

Latest Cholesterol News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flying in the face of popular belief, new research suggests both red meat and white meat can drive up your cholesterol levels. The study was conducted by researchers from the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), part of the University of California, San Francisco. The […]

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California Ends Warning Over Coffee and Cancer

California Ends Warning Over Coffee and Cancer

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has ruled that coffee does not pose a significant cancer risk, so customers don’t have to be warned that their favorite drink is dangerous. Latest Cancer News The decision overturns a judge’s order that companies like Starbucks have to add […]

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Is MRI Screening Worth It for Breast Cancer Survivors?

Is MRI Screening Worth It for Breast Cancer Survivors?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breast MRI screening is a good way to detect small tumors, but it’s unclear how much it benefits women with a history of breast cancer, a new study finds. Right now, experts recommend that breast cancer survivors have yearly mammograms to […]

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Osteopenia

What are treatment options and medications for osteopenia? People with osteopenia should make certain important lifestyle modifications and ensure that their dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D (vitamin D2, vitamin D3, cholecalciferol) are adequate. Management of an underlying condition causing malabsorption, such as celiac sprue, can improve bone density. Not everyone with osteopenia requires […]

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SI Joint Pain)

Source: MedicineNet What are the sacroiliac (SI) joints? The sacroiliac (SI) joints are formed by the connection of the sacrum and the right and left iliac bones. The sacrum is the triangular-shaped bone in the lower portion of the spine, centrally located below the lumbar spine. While most of the bones (vertebrae) of the spine […]