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Foot Pain

Foot Pain

What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated? There may be follow-up tests, scans, or X-rays. A plan for a gradual return to play should be started once the pain is reduced and muscle strength and flexibility are restored. Temporary bracing and use of custom orthotic device may become necessary to gradually return to […]

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Fibrates (Fibric Acid)

Fibrates (Fibric Acid)

What are fibrates? Fibric acid derivatives (fibrates) are a class of medication that lowers blood triglyceride levels. Fibrates lower blood triglyceride levels by reducing the liver‘s production of VLDL (the triglyceride-carrying particle that circulates in the blood) and by speeding up the removal of triglycerides from the blood. Fibrates also are modestly effective in increasing […]

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ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

What brand names are available for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral? Fossil Tree, Kew Tree, Silver Apricot Is ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral available as a generic drug? GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes Do I need a prescription for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral? No What are the uses for ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)-oral? Ginkgo biloba is used for memory improvement, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, […]

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Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested

Too Few Seniors Are Getting Their Memory Tested

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most seniors expect their doctor to recommend testing of thinking and memory when it’s needed. But a new survey discovered that is rarely the case: Only one in seven seniors received a regular assessment for memory and thinking (or “cognitive”) troubles. […]

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How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

How does Zoloft affect bipolar disorder?

Zoloft is a type of medication that doctors call a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI. They may recommend it for mental health conditions, including certain types of bipolar disorder. There are some side effects to consider before using this drug, however, and some may be cause for concern. Anyone who is uncertain about their […]

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How to stop gums from bleeding

How to stop gums from bleeding

In most cases, people can treat minor gum bleeding at home. Good oral hygiene and natural remedies can treat and prevent gum bleeding.Gum bleeding is common and is typically not serious. A person may notice some blood after brushing their teeth or flossing, which can irritate sensitive gums. The most common reason a person’s gums […]

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How to treat a cold or flu at home

How to treat a cold or flu at home

Viruses are responsible for colds and flu, so antibiotics are not able to cure or prevent these illnesses. Plenty of rest, fluids, and home remedies can help relieve symptoms.Colds and the flu are common illnesses that can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as: The following home remedies may help prevent illness, reduce symptoms, and shorten […]

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What is aspiration?

What is aspiration?

Pulmonary aspiration is the medical term for a person accidentally inhaling an object or fluid into their windpipe and lungs. This can lead to coughing, difficulty breathing, discomfort, and sometimes choking. Most people occasionally experience pulmonary aspiration when something they are eating or drinking “goes down the wrong way.” Or, aspiration can be a continual […]

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What causes pain in the penis?

What causes pain in the penis?

Many conditions can cause penis pain, and it can range from mild to severe. Pain may occur at rest, during sexual activity, or when urinating. While a person can sometimes get relief from penis pain at home, some underlying causes may need medical treatment. This article looks at the possible causes of penis pain, as […]

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How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

Scientists have identified a molecular mechanism through which an oral bacterium accelerates colorectal cancer growth. An oral bacterium with links to tooth decay may speed up the growth of colorectal cancer. Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleatum. Their […]