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Health Tip: Ice Skate Safely

-- Ice skating is a fun winter activity, and it's also great exercise. The National Safety Council suggests how you and your loved ones can skate safely: Wear skates that fit comfortably and provide enough ankle support. Sharpen your blades professionally each season. If outdoors, skate only on prepared areas where you are sure the ice is strong enough...

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Health Tip: Understanding Eczema

-- If your child has eczema, anything that aggravates the child's skin can worsen symptoms, the American Academy of Dermatology says. While everyone's triggers may be different, common ones include dry air, sweat and stress. As a child grows older, triggers may change. The academy urges parents to be familiar with their child's triggers, and to follow...

Posted 3 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available Mylan expands its voluntary recall of valsartan-containing productsUpdate [12/6/2018] Mylan Pharmaceuticals is expanding its voluntary recall to include all lots of non-expired valsartan-containing products due to trace amounts of N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in the...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

A high-salt diet could raise your risk for a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots or other complications. It affects millions of people worldwide and puts them at higher risk for stroke and, in rare cases, can lead to heart failure. This...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Family, School Support May Help Stop Bullies in Their Tracks

Children with strong family ties and school support are more likely to try to stop bullying when they see it, new research suggests. The study included 450 sixth-graders and 446 ninth-graders who were asked about their relationships with their family, friends and teachers. The students were then presented with six scenarios of specific aggressive...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Break a Sweat Over the Holidays, but Do It Safely

It's great to get exercise during the holidays, as long as you take steps to avoid injuries, a sports medicine expert says. "I would encourage everyone to get out and be active, but we want to be sure that you are able to continue to get out and be active after the holidays," said Dr. Theodore Shybut, an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic...

Posted yesterday in Medical

Put Some Healthful Into Holiday Eating

You can eat a healthful diet during the holidays with just a few tweaks to traditional recipes, the American Heart Association says. "We want to help people overcome their nutrition struggles and pave the way for a healthful festive season," registered dietitian Annessa Chumbley said in an association news release. "Instead of looking at holiday eating...

Posted 2 days ago in FDA Alerts

FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals and Patients Not to Use Drug Products Intended to be Sterile from Promise Pharmacy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients not to use drug products intended to be sterile that were produced in an inadequately designed processing room and distributed by Promise Pharmacy, Palm Harbor, Florida, due to lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a non-sterile drug product intended to...

Posted 2 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals

Nearly two-thirds of insured adults with a previous health care visit did not use an online patient portal in 2017, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Denise L. Anthony, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2017 Health Information National Trends Survey (2,325...

Posted 2 days ago in News for Health Professionals

Lower RN Staffing Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality

The risk for in-hospital mortality is increased with lower registered nurse (RN) staffing and higher levels of admissions per RN, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in BMJ Quality & Safety. Peter Griffiths, Ph.D., from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a retrospective, longitudinal, observational...

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Is a cure for peanut allergy in sight?

If you or your child has a serious peanut allergy, you know how stressful it can be. The passive approach of trying to avoid contact with peanuts isn’t easy. While keeping your home nut-free is reasonably achievable, you have little control over how friends and family keep theirs. Not to mention the challenges faced by […]

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Are you prepared for a world without antibiotics?

There has not been a new antibiotic class discovered since1987. Which has experts worried. Antibiotic resistance is now recognized as a major threat to public health. And we have got to a point where there is hardly any treatment alternatives left for some bacterial infections. This means that some illnesses that were once easily treated […]

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Be Gone, Infectious Disease!

Infectious diseases are any infections caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that can be spread from human to human, either by direct contact or indirectly via vectors such as animals, food or water, or bodily fluids. Common infectious diseases include the flu, hepatitis, HIV, malaria, pneumonia, and Strep throat, and chances are, you had […]

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