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Health Tip: Don't Let Your Workout Get Stale

-- As with any routine, your workout may become boring and tiresome. Here are suggestions to curb exercise boredom, courtesy of the American Council on Exercise: Vary your routine regularly. Make your workouts more intense, rather than longer. Include cross-training in your routine. Change the sequence of exercises. Work with a personal trainer...

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Health Tip: Keep Newborns Safer

-- Hundreds of babies die every year from accidents that are completely preventable. What can parents do to prevent a tragedy? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: Whenever baby travels with you, always securely strap the infant into an appropriate car seat. The device should always be in the back seat and face toward the rear. Prevent...

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FDA Approves Actemra (tocilizumab) Subcutaneous Injection for Giant Cell Arteritis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of subcutaneous Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat adults with giant cell arteritis. This new indication provides the first FDA-approved therapy, specific to this type of vasculitis. “We expedited the development and review of this application because this drug fulfills a critical...

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Sanofi and Regeneron Announce FDA Approval of Kevzara (sarilumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Kevzara (sarilumab) for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to one or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), such...

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Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Drug Safety Communication - No Harmful Effects Identified With Brain Retention

ISSUE: An FDA review to date has not identified adverse health effects from gadolinium retained in the brain after the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Including: Ablavar (gadofosveset trisodium) Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) Eovist (gadoxetate disodium) Gadavist (gadobutrol) Magnevist (gadopentetate...

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Know the Signs of Thyroid Trouble

When your thyroid isn't working properly, it can cause a lot of problems. It's important to understand what your thyroid does and to be aware of signs that can signal a health issue. The thyroid is a small gland located near the base of your neck. Its primary job is to produce the hormones that control many bodily functions, including how fast you...

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1 in 5 U.S. Kids Killed in Crashes Not Restrained Properly

If parents need more proof that car seats and seat belts save young lives, researchers now report that one in every five children killed in car crashes in the United States was unrestrained or improperly restrained. The analysis involved nationwide data on nearly 2,900 traffic crash deaths involving children under the age of 15 between 2010 and 2014....

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FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Many new cancer drugs target genetic "biomarkers" that are specific to tumors -- wherever in the body they may appear. So on Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it had approved a cancer drug based on disease genetics rather than the body part where the cancer originated. The drug, Keytruda (pembrolizumab),...

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Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

A new regulation requires New York state hospitals to follow a protocol to rapidly diagnosis and treat the potentially fatal infection known as sepsis, and research suggests it's saving lives. The mandate was implemented after the death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton from undiagnosed sepsis in 2012. After the boy died, "Rory's Regulations" was passed...

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Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD

While the number of Americans hospitalized each year for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appears to be holding steady, new research suggests the number of patients dying in the hospital over the past decade has decreased. "This is certainly an encouraging trend," said study author Dr. Khushboo Goel, a second-year internal medicine resident...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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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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