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With the sky-high statistics on prescription opioid abuse, addiction and overdose in the U.S., health care providers should stay up-to-date on all the treatment options for pain control, including non-opioid and opioid alternative treatments.
#pain #chronicpain #opioid #prescriptiondrugabuse #narcotics #gabapentin #SNRI #Musclerelaxant #lidocaine #nonnarcotics #NSAID
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Have you ever worked out how long you sit each day? For the sake of your future health, do it now. Add up time spent reading, watching TV, driving, coffee dates with friends, eating, and working at your desk. More than six hours? Then you've just chopped years off your life expectancy.
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Although doctors in the late 18th century alluded to possible medical uses for the newly discovered toxin responsible for causing botulism, it took until the 1970s before that vision became a reality. Now injections of botulinum toxins are the number one cosmetic medical treatment in the U.S.
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The high rates of suicide in our society has left many of us searching for answers about this misunderstood disease. Education is a start. Learn about recognizing depression and the pros and cons of various treatments.
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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects over 27 million Americans. But is this condition simply one of growing old with limited movement and creaky bones? Or are there other factors that come into play that lead to the chronic and painful symptoms?
#osteoarthritis #Fracture #Boneconditions #jointpain #jointstiffness #chondroitin #glucosamine #capsaicin
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Women treated for cardiac arrest were 25 percent less likely to have an angiography, which is imaging to look for blocked heart arteries. Women were also 29 percent less likely to undergo angioplasty, a technique to open blocked arteries, said lead researcher Dr. Luke Kim, an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, in New York City.
#womenshealth #angiography #angioplasty #arteries #heartattack #myocardialinfarction
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disorder characterized by symptoms of visual difficulties, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Here, review MS and medications for treatment, including the most recent (and convenient) ones that come in pill form.
#MultipleSclerosis #MS #InterferonBeta #Zinbryta #Copaxone #Glatopa #Gilenya #Aubagio #Tecfidera #Tysabri #Lemtrada
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Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater risk of their cancer returning than nonsmokers, the investigators found. However, the study could not prove a cause-and-effect link.
#BreastCancer #BC #cancer #smoking #AromataseInhibitors #Arimidex #anastrozole #Aromasin #exemestane #Femara #letrozole
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Both the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all "baby boomers" - those born from 1946-1964 - be tested for hepatitis C virus. But what do you if you test positive? Learn more about Harvoni, one of the recommended oral HCV treatments on the market today.
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"We could find no evidence [the spray] was effective," Dr. Joseph Bresee, a flu expert at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Associated Press. The decision was announced late Wednesday by the CDC's Advisory Panel on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

The traditional flu shot is effective, however, and recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older, the panel concluded.
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People with cystic fibrosis have described the disease as like having an octopus inside your chest, or breathing through a straw. This life-long condition which affects the lungs and food digestion requires daily treatments and there is currently no cure. Discover what causes cystic fibrosis and learn about exciting new treatments in the pipeline.
#CysticFibrosis #CF #LungDisease #CFTR #Pulmozyme #digestiveenzymes #dornasealfa #kalydeco #orkambi
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Expenditures in 2012 included:
$14.7 billion out-of-pocket on visits to complementary practitioners such as chiropractors, yoga instructors, acupuncturists or massage therapists -- nearly 30 percent of what people spent on traditional medical services.
$12.8 billion on natural product supplements, which was about one-quarter of what people spent on prescription drugs.
$2.7 billion on books, CDs, videos and other self-help materials related to complementary health.
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Drugs.com is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. Find helpful tools, wallet size personal medication records, mobile applications and more.