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Now's the Time to Tackle Springtime Allergies

With spring allergy season just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to deal with your symptoms, experts say. "Bottom line, very few people suffer from the same allergies or symptoms," Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said in a news release from the organization. "You...

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Alka-Seltzer Plus Products: Recall - Ingredients on Front Sticker May Not Match Product in Carton

[Posted 03/16/2018] ISSUE: Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus packages that: Were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018. Can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Recognize an Anxiety Disorder

-- Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but if it becomes overwhelming and difficult to conduct your daily routine, it may be time to seek help. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 people in the United States, the Office on Women's Health says. Women are twice as likely as men to develop the problem. The agency mentions these common symptoms...

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The Dynamic Duo: Calcium and Vitamin D

Your need for calcium gets a lot of attention, but your body can't use it without its partner, vitamin D, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Most adults need 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day. Recommendations for vitamin D range from the current recommended daily allowance of 600 International Units (IUs), all the way up...

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More Kids, Fewer Teeth for Moms?

The Old Woman in the Shoe may have lost a tooth or two. Nursery rhymes aside, a new study reports that the more children a woman has, the fewer teeth she has in her later years. Mothers of three had an average of four fewer teeth than moms with just two children, according to the team of European researchers. "On the basis of our findings, enhanced...

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More U.S. Teens Seeing Ads for E-Cigarettes

A new report finds the number of American teens who view ads extolling the pleasures of e-cigarettes is on the rise. Since studies show that ads for tobacco products are tied to upticks in use, the trend is worrisome, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, "among U.S. middle and high school students...

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Health Highlights: March 15, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: People at Three U.S. Airports May Have Been Exposed to Measles Two international travelers with measles may have exposed people at airports in Detroit, Newark, N.J., and Memphis to the highly contagious disease, health officials say. The potential...

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Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under

When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered. But new research suggests more caution may be needed in patients aged 3 or younger. The study of more than 1,800 cases involving children under the age of 6 found that the rate of complications -- events such as bleeding or respiratory issues -- rose for...

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Coffee May Have Bigger Effect on Your Body Than Thought: Study

Coffee has been tied to many health benefits. Now, a small study suggests a daily java habit may affect the body's metabolism more extensively than thought. The study, of 47 adults, found that heavy coffee consumption -- four to eight cups a day -- altered blood levels of more than 100 metabolites. That refers to a broad range of chemicals that change...

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FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's cigarettes. "As part of our comprehensive plan on tobacco and nicotine regulation announced last summer, we're issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to explore a product standard to lower nicotine...

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We are proud to announce that 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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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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