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Lasix (furosemide) vs. bumetanide

Lasix (furosemide) vs. bumetanide

Lasix (furosemide) vs. bumetanide: What’s the difference? Lasix (furosemide) and bumetanide are potent diuretics (water pills) used treat excess accumulation of fluid or swelling of the body (edema) caused by heart failure, kidney disease, chronic kidney failure, or liver disease. Lasix is also used with other high blood pressure medications to treat high blood pressure […]

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ACA’s Medicaid Expansion May Have Lowered Heart Disease Deaths

ACA’s Medicaid Expansion May Have Lowered Heart Disease Deaths

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research supports the notion that Obamacare has improved the health of Americans: State expansions in Medicaid appear to have cut the number of deaths from heart disease. Counties in states with expanded Medicaid experienced an average of four fewer deaths from heart disease per […]

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AHA News: Torn Heart Artery Put Young Mom on Verge of Death

AHA News: Torn Heart Artery Put Young Mom on Verge of Death

Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — As Jara Herron walked down her hallway to feed her 10-day-old baby, she didn’t feel right. She was nauseous. Her chest felt like elephants were sitting on it. Then Herron tried to pick up her baby and couldn’t. Her right arm went numb […]

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American Soldiers’ Hearts in Worse Shape Than Civilians’

American Soldiers’ Hearts in Worse Shape Than Civilians’

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New research shatters the image of U.S. soldiers as the epitome of fitness and primed for battle: Instead, they are less likely to have ideal blood pressure than their civilian counterparts. In fact, less than one-third of active Army personnel have […]

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Health Tip: Headphones and Hearing Loss

Health Tip: Headphones and Hearing Loss

(HealthDay News) — About 1 in 5 teens has some degree of hearing loss, says the American Osteopathic Association. Latest Hearing News Experts think many instances could be linked to headphone use. To avoid headphone-induced hearing loss, the association suggests: Listen to music at less than 60 percent of maximum volume. Listen to music for […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

Health Tip: Preventing Swimmer’s Ear

(HealthDay News) — Swimmer’s ear is an infection of the outer ear that is caused by water remaining in the ear canal after swimming or showering. Latest Hearing News To help prevent swimmer’s ear, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia suggests: Teach children to use a towel to dry their ears after water activities. Encourage children […]

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Cyclobenzaprine vs. Zanaflex

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Zanaflex

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Zanaflex: What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and Zanaflex (tizanidine) are muscle relaxants used to relieve muscle spasms associated with painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Cyclobenzaprine is used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions while Zanaflex is used for the treatment and […]

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Cyclobenzaprine vs. Xanax (alprazolam)

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Xanax (alprazolam)

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Xanax: What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and Xanax (alprazolam) are used to relieve muscle spasms. Cyclobenzaprine is used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Xanax is mainly used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks. Brand names for cyclobenzaprine include Flexeril, […]

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Cyclobenzaprine vs. Valium (diazepam)

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Valium (diazepam)

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Valium: What’s the difference? Cyclobenzaprine and Valium (diazepam) are used to relieve muscle spasms. Cyclobenzaprine is used with rest and physical therapy for short-term relief of muscle spasms associated with acute painful muscle and skeletal conditions. Valium is mainly used to treat anxiety, for sedation during surgery, and for the treatment of agitation, […]

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Can Racquet Sports Give You a Fitter, Longer Life?

Can Racquet Sports Give You a Fitter, Longer Life?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you think of effective cardio exercise, the activities most likely to come to mind are aerobics classes, running, swimming and cycling. But racquet sports like tennis may hold even greater benefits, according to research published in the British […]