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Brain Eating Amoeba (Naegleria fowleri)

Brain Eating Amoeba (Naegleria fowleri)

What are risk factors for Naegleria fowleri infection? The source of nearly all of the Naegleria fowleri infections reported since 1962 in the U.S. has been exposure to untreated freshwater during the summer. Activities that pose a risk include submerging the head, jumping feet first, diving, and sports that pull a person behind a boat, […]

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High Blood Pressure Drugs (Hypertension)

High Blood Pressure Drugs (Hypertension)

How to choose a high blood pressure (hypertension) medicine There are a number of types and classes of drugs available for the management and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Your doctor or other health care professional will prescribe a drug that fits your specific needs based on your medical condition, and any other existing […]

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AHA News: Women With Heart Failure Less Likely to Get Heart Pump Device

AHA News: Women With Heart Failure Less Likely to Get Heart Pump Device

Latest Heart News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Women are less likely than men to receive a mechanical heart pump that is becoming the norm for people with advanced heart failure, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, took a deeper […]

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Anticoagulants (Anticoagulant Drug Class)

Anticoagulants (Anticoagulant Drug Class)

What are anticoagulants? An anticoagulant is a drug (blood thinner) that treats, prevents, and reduces the risk of blood clots-breaking off and traveling to vital organs of the body, which can lead to life threatening situations. They work by preventing blood from coagulating to form a clot in the vital organs such as the heart, […]

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Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke definition and facts Heat stroke can be fatal. Heat stroke is a form of hyperthermia in which the body temperature is elevated dramatically. Heat stroke is a medical emergency and can be fatal if not promptly and properly treated. The cause of heat stroke is an elevation in body temperature, often accompanied by […]

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5 Skinny Summer Treats

5 Skinny Summer Treats

By Karina Lichtenstein on 09/16/2019 3:21 PM Latest Diet & Weight Management News Source: MedicineNet Health News No, you’re not imaging it. It’s hotter than usual this summer in many parts of the U.S. High temps mean you’ll be hanging out poolside and you’ll want to look your best. How do you beat the heat […]

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Complications)

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Complications)

Diabetic ketoacidosis facts Diabetic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes (though rare, it can occur in people with type 2 diabetes) that occurs when the body produces high levels of ketones due to lack of insulin. Diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin. The signs and symptoms of diabetic […]