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Health Tip: Prepare Kids for School Emergencies

-- A school emergency shouldn't happen often, but it's something for which you should prepare your child. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Create a family emergency plan and discuss it with your child. Make sure it includes a plan for communicating with each other and getting together after an emergency. Complete the school's...

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Health Tip: Tingling in Your Fingers?

-- Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve is compressed in the wrist. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these symptoms: Pain, numbness, tingling and burning that most often affects the ring, middle and index fingers. A radiating sensation that extends to the ring, middle and index fingers. A tingling or painful sensation...

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FDA Approves Amjevita (adalimumab-atto), a Biosimilar to Humira

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Amjevita (adalimumab-atto) as a biosimilar to Humira (adalimumab) for multiple inflammatory diseases. Amjevita is approved for the following indications in adult patients: moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis; active psoriatic arthritis; active ankylosing spondylitis (an arthritis...

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9 of 10 U.S. Teens Don't Get Enough Exercise

Over 90 percent of U.S. high school students don't get enough exercise to stay fit and healthy, and the pattern persists after they graduate, a new study finds. The researchers followed students at 44 high schools for four years, and found that only 9 percent met current exercise recommendations throughout that time. For the most part, those habits...

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Health Highlights: Sept. 26, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Golf Icon Arnold Palmer Dies at Age 87 Golf legend Arnold Palmer, whose impact on the game was immeasurable, died Sunday at age 87. Palmer was admitted to the UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh on Thursday for cardiovascular treatment and weakened over the...

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Cancer Treatment More Likely to Leave Blacks in Debt

Black cancer survivors are more likely than whites to wind up in debt or forego treatment due to cost, a new study finds. "More than 1.6 million adults are diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year, and many face some form of financial hardship related to cancer and cancer treatment, even when they're insured," said study author Theresa...

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Many Patients Enter Cancer Trials With Unrealistic Expectations

Many cancer patients hold unrealistic hopes when they decide to join early stage clinical trials of experimental treatments, new research shows. These trials -- known as phase 1 trials -- evaluate the safety and possible benefits of treatments that have never before been tested on people. Many of these trials are limited to patients who have advanced...

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Eliminate Sweetened Drinks, Cut Kids' Sugar Intake

Looking for the quickest way to cut added sugar from your kid's diet? Eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks, a nutrition expert says. Added sugar is a term used to describe any sugars that are added to foods or used in the processing and preparing foods or beverages. This includes sweeteners like sugar, fructose and honey. "Children who start consuming...

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Is Morning Sickness a Good Thing?

While morning sickness may make you miserable in the early months of your pregnancy, it can signal that your baby is healthy and normal, new research shows. In the study, those who endured the nausea and vomiting of morning sickness were 50 percent to 75 percent less likely to experience a pregnancy loss. The review focused on women who'd already lost...

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Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA

People with a lifelong inclination towards loneliness can probably place at least some of the blame on their genes, a large analysis suggests. The finding stems from a study involving nearly 11,000 men and women aged 50 and older. All were participants in a U.S. National Institute on Aging study focused on issues related to health, retirement and aging. Honing...

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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Off-Label or Off-Limits? Should You Use A Drug For An Unapproved Use?

Off-Label Drug Use: What Is It? You may be surprised to learn that you have probably been prescribed a medication “off-label” at one point or another by your doctor. Maybe you’ve heard of “off-label” drug use in the news, but what does this really mean? “Off-label” use of a drug refers to prescribing a medication […]

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