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Brilinta (ticagrelor)

Brilinta (ticagrelor)

What is Brilinta? What is Brilinta used for? Brilinta is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of for cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and stroke in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or a history of myocardial infarction (MI). For at least the first 12 months following ACS, it is superior to clopidogrel. […]

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Cut the Fat for Lunch

Cut the Fat for Lunch

(HealthDay News) — Your kids had a good summer. You were able to get them away from the TV and outside to play for lots of exercise. But now, they’re back to school and you want them to keep off the pounds. Latest Healthy Kids News The Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati says lunches […]

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Two More Cases of EEE Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

Two More Cases of EEE Virus Confirmed in Massachusetts

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Two new human cases of mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis were confirmed on Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. Latest Infectious Disease News They include a woman in her 60s and a 5-year-old girl and are in addition to five cases previously reported in the state, including one […]

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AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

AHA News: Pumpkin Pulp, Seeds Lower Blood Pressure in Rat Study

Latest High Blood Pressure News Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Incorporating pumpkin pulp or seeds into a healthy diet may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to a new study using rats. The research, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, compared the effect […]

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Health Tip: First Aid for Fainting

Health Tip: First Aid for Fainting

(HealthDay News) — Fainting occurs when the brain temporarily doesn’t receive enough blood, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Heart News Fainting may have no known medical cause, or it can be a sign of a serious disorder. Because of this, always treat fainting as a medical emergency, Mayo says. If someone faints, Mayo urges you to: […]