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Proactive Swallowing Rehab Program Helpful in Phalangeal CA

A proactive speech and language pathology (SLP) program is beneficial for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), according to a study published online April 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Guarav S. Ajmani, M.H.S., from the University of Chicago, and colleagues examined the initiation of a proactive SLP rehabilitation...

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The Paleo Diet: Fad or Not So Fad?

The so-called "Paleo" diet, which cuts out a number of food groups to bring about weight loss, has been around for several years now and at first blush may sound like just another fad. But some recent scientific studies since the diet became popular have found that the regimen that makes up the diet's requirements could have merit. A Paleo diet requires...

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Health Tip: Factors That Raise Risk of Blood Clot

-- Blood clots can dissolve on their own, but don't always. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)is a type of clot that tends to form in a major vein of the leg, although it can form in other parts of the body, too. The clot ultimately can travel through the heart to the lungs, where it can cause a life-threatening condition called a pulmonary embolism. The...

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FDA Approves Jynarque (tolvaptan) to Slow Kidney Function Decline in Rapidly Progressing Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jynarque (tolvaptan) as the first drug treatment to slow kidney function decline in adults at risk of rapidly progressing autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). ADPKD is a genetic disease with consequences...

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Serlopitant Found to Be Safe, Effective for Chronic Pruritus

Serlopitant has potential as a therapy for the treatment of chronic pruritus, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., from the University of Miami, and colleagues assessed the safety and efficacy of the P/neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist serlopitant in treating chronic...

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Health Highlights: April 26, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Safety of Parkinson's Drug Nuplazid Being Reviewed by FDA The safety of the Parkinson's disease drug Nuplazid is being reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug has been cited as a "suspect" medication in hundreds of deaths reported...

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Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

Want to keep your unused medicines out of the hands of others? You can safely dispose of dangerous expired and unwanted prescription drugs on Take Back Day, this Saturday, April 28. Americans are in the midst of an epidemic of opioid drug abuse, and "medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse," the...

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Another Opioid Epidemic Downside: More Heart Infections

Here's yet another consequence of the U.S. opioid crisis: a rise in serious heart infections in a state hard-hit by the drug epidemic. A new study, done at West Virginia's largest medical center, found that admissions for endocarditis related to drug abuse more than doubled between 2008 and 2015. That parallels an increase in drug use in the state. Endocarditis...

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Health Tip: Milestones to Look for by Age 5

-- How do you know if your child is maturing properly? It helps to know the developmental milestones and about when they typically occur. The American Academy of Pediatrics says: By 2 months:Tries to look at a parent and pays attention to faces. By 4 months:Mimics facial movements such as smiling or frowning, and responds to affection. By 6 months:Likes...

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TNKase (Tenecteplase): A Better Clot-Buster Drug for Strokes?

After a stroke, many patients are given the clot-busting intravenous drug alteplase, but another drug may be more effective, Australian researchers report. Among more than 200 stroke victims, TNKase (tenecteplase) was about twice as effective as alteplase in restoring blood flow to the brain, and it also resulted in less disability, the scientists...

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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We are proud to announce that has been awarded a Silver Award for “Best Consumer General Health Site” in the 2017 eHealthcare Leadership Awards. Jane Weber Brubaker, chair of the eHealthcare Leadership Awards, notes that “Winners range from small and large healthcare provider organizations, to business-to-business and medical device companies, but they share these […]

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