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Intersect ENT Announces FDA Approval of Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a New In-Office Treatment Option for Recurrent Nasal Polyps

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2017-- Intersect ENT, Inc. (NASDAQ: XENT), a company dedicated to transforming care for patients with ear, nose and throat conditions, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Sinuva (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant, a new targeted approach to treating recurrent...

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Health Tip: Prevent Food Contamination

-- Storing edibles in the refrigerator may help prevent food poisoning, but it doesn't eliminate the possibility. Foodsafety.gov suggests how to keep refrigerated foods safe: Do not overpack your fridge. Cold air must be allowed to circulate to chill food properly. Keep your fridge between 32 ˚F and 40 ˚F Refrigerate or freeze perishable foods...

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Window Blinds: A Silent Killer in Your Home

Decades after the danger was first recognized, young children are still being injured or even killed by the cords in window blinds. Researchers found that between 1990 and 2015, nearly 17,000 U.S. children younger than 6 years landed in the ER for injuries related to window blinds. Most often, the injuries were not serious. However, one child died...

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FDA Approves Admelog (insulin lispro) Short-Acting "Follow-On" Insulin Product to Treat Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Admelog (insulin lispro injection), a short-acting insulin indicated to improve control in blood sugar levels in adults and pediatric patients aged 3 years and older with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Admelog is the first short-acting insulin approved as a “follow-on”...

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If Mom Has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Baby May Develop It, Too

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for the disease and other chronic health problems, a new study suggests. The finding comes from an analysis of long-term follow-up data on all children born in Denmark in a 25-year period. That included more than 2,100 children born to women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis...

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Is There a Best Time of Day for Exercise?

Many studies have tried to pinpoint the best time of day to exercise for peak performance and best results. But most of these studies were designed for elite athletes. For general fitness, exercise can be whenever it's most convenient for you. In fact, the best time of day for exercise is whatever time you can do it consistently. That's because fitness...

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With A-Fib, Urban Hospitals May Be a Better Bet

The chance of dying from a common heart rhythm disorder is higher for people treated at rural rather than urban hospitals, a new study finds. The researchers analyzed data from hospitalizations for the heart ailment known as atrial fibrillation -- or a-fib -- in the United States between 2012 and 2014. A-fib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure...

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How to Perk Up the Holidays for Hospital Patients

Stuck in the hospital while family and friends are enjoying holiday festivities? "It's not uncommon for people to have the blues around the holiday season, and being in the hospital can really intensify those feelings," the Rev. Karen Schnell said in a news release from the University of California, Los Angeles. She's director of spiritual care at...

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Vigorous Exercise May Help Slow Parkinson's Disease

People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise, new research found. "If you have Parkinson's disease and you want to delay the progression of your symptoms, you should exercise three times a week with your heart rate between 80 to 85 percent maximum. It is that simple," said...

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Heath Tip: Give Age-Appropriate Toys

-- Holiday toys should be age-appropriate and safe, to avoid injury. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety suggestions: Select toys that match the age, abilities, skills and interests of the child. For babies and toddlers, consider toys that build developmental skills. If you are considering a tablet, smartphone or game system,...

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Drugs.com Receives eHealthcare Leadership Silver Award

We are proud to announce that Drugs.com 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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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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