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The Benefits of a Home Rowing Machine

The Benefits of a Home Rowing Machine

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rowing is often called the best aerobic exercise because it offers a total body workout and is low-impact. Rowing involves performing a continuous motion with focused coordination between the arms and the legs. If you’ve never rowed a boat […]

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calcium acetate (PhosLo)

calcium acetate (PhosLo)

What is calcium acetate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Calcium acetate helps reduce phosphate levels in people with advanced kidney disease. People with advanced kidney failure retain phosphate leading to too much phosphate in their bodies (hyperphosphatemia). High phosphate levels cause hyperparathyroidism, which leads to abnormal bone formation and calcium deposits in […]

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mebendazole (Vermox)

mebendazole (Vermox)

What is mebendazole chewable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Mebendazole is a member of the benzimidazole class of antiparasitic agents, which also includes thiabendazole, albendazole, and triclabendazole. Mebendazole, like other benzimidazoles, causes death of parasites by interfering with the function of tubulin, an important protein in parasites, and preventing glucose uptake. Mebendazole […]

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hyoscyamine sublingual (Levbid, Levsin)

hyoscyamine sublingual (Levbid, Levsin)

What is hyoscyamine sublingual, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Hyoscyamine is an anticholinergic drug used for treating irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, hypermotility of the lower urinary tract, and gastrointestinal disorders. Anticholinergics work by blocking the action of acetylcholine in the brain and at nerves throughout the body. Acetylcholine is a […]

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rifaximin (Xifaxan)

rifaximin (Xifaxan)

What is rifaximin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Rifaximin is a semi-synthetic antibiotic used for treating traveler’s diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy. It is derived from rifamycin, a naturally occurring chemical produced by a bacterium called Streptomyces mediterranei. Rifaximin is active against Escherichia coli bacterial strains that cause traveler’s diarrhea, preventing growth of […]

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Drinks to Help You Kick Your Soda Habit

Drinks to Help You Kick Your Soda Habit

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Diet & Weight Management News TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you a sugary soda junkie? If you’re ready to kick the habit, know that the answer isn’t diet sodas. Following up on research that calls the safety of these artificially sweetened drinks into question is a February […]

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bicalutamide (Casodex)

bicalutamide (Casodex)

What is bicalutamide, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Bicalutamide is an oral medication that is used for treating cancer of the prostate. It belongs to a class of drugs called anti-androgens which includes flutamide (Eulexin) and nilutamide (Nilandron). Androgens (an example of which is testosterone) are hormones that are produced and released […]

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memantine (Namenda)

memantine (Namenda)

What is memantine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Memantine is an oral medication for treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Other medications used for Alzheimer’s disease affect acetylcholine, one of the neurotransmitter chemicals that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate with one another. These drugs – galantamine (Razadyne – formerly known […]

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Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

Do standing desks really help you lose weight?

New research, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, reviews the health benefits of sit-stand desks. Many people believe that standing at their desk, instead of sitting, aids weight loss. However, a new review challenges these claims. Heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death are only some of the adverse effects associated with […]

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What to know about MCL tears

What to know about MCL tears

A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually with ice, a knee brace, and physical therapy. Surgery may be necessary in rare cases. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) connects the bones in the thigh and lower leg. The […]