Category: Treatments

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Summer barbecues, outdoor games, and soaking in the sun mean more accidents and injuries. Here are essential tips on how to treat burns, cuts, and stings, what to keep in your first aid kit, and how to get the most out of your summer lovin’ fun. How to Treat Burns It’s not uncommon for summer… Read More

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This week, the FDA approved lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra), the first medication in the US developed to specifically treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Physical symptoms of withdrawal — like stomach cramps, muscle spasms, and insomnia — are a major reason why people relapse when trying to fight opioid addiction. As the first non-opioid approved to… Read More

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If you’ve been able to control your high blood pressure with the same hypertension medications for years, it’s tempting to hold the course — but don’t. Older medications can cause serious side effects, and updated guidelines for treating high blood pressure are released every year with recommendations for current best therapies. It’s natural for newer… Read More

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It’s bad enough having acne as a teenager, but with acne rosacea, redness and pimples may visit you even after the age of 30. Rosacea can look a lot like common adult acne too, so you have to be careful — they require a completely different set of treatments. Here are the latest recommendations for… Read More

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The Z-Pack (Zithromax, azithromycin) is an antibiotic medication that unfairly gets a bad rap. True, it’s often incorrectly prescribed for sinus infections caused by viruses, which don’t respond to antibiotics. But Z-Packs offer many benefits we shouldn’t forget. Here are some of reasons why they’re still worth considering. First, Z-Packs are easy to use and… Read More

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Falling and breaking a bone can be scary, especially for older people. Every 11 seconds, a US adult over the age of 65 is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and statistics show that 1 in 5 older adults die within one year of sustaining a hip fracture. It’s not all bad news… Read More

Esomeprazole (Nexium) and omeprazole (Prilosec) and are two of the most popular prescriptions for GERD (gastroesophageal reflux or acid reflux), but which one is better? Many insurance plans don’t cover esomeprazole and instead want patients to use omeprazole. But is esomeprazole actually worth fighting for? Turns out, many clinical trials over the years have asked this… Read More

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Yeast infections are no fun – but they do happen to pretty much all women. And while the itching, burning, and white, odorless discharge that comes with it can be frustrating, effective remedies are available to quickly treat and relieve your symptoms. First off, yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of a microscopic yeast… Read More