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CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

Overall, 9.1 percent of individuals in the United States were uninsured in 2017, which was not significantly different from the level in 2016, according to a report published online May 22 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Centers for Health Statistics. Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics...

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Health Tip: Why Get a Biopsy

-- A biopsy involves removing bodily tissue to examine it for disease, typically cancer. The procedure also may be used to diagnose other conditions, such as an infection, the Radiological Society of North America says. Some biopsies involve removing a small amount of tissue with a needle, while others entail surgically removing an entire suspicious...

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Health Tip: Preventing Dry Skin

-- Dry skin affects a lot of people, particularly as seasons change. But the same care routine doesn't work for everyone in every type of weather. The American Academy of Dermatology suggests how to heal and prevent dry skin: Close the bathroom door during a bath or shower. Limit a bath or shower to 10 minutes, and use warm water instead of hot. Wash...

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FDA Approves Doptelet (avatrombopag) for Chronic Liver Disease Patients with Thrombocytopenia who are Undergoing a Medical Procedure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Doptelet (avatrombopag) tablets to treat low blood platelet count (thrombocytopenia) in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo a medical or dental procedure. This is the first drug approved by the FDA for this use. “Patients with chronic liver disease who have low platelet...

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Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes

Semaglutide is safe and effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online May 13 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Panagiotis Andreadis, M.D., from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify randomized controlled trials comparing semaglutide...

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Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health

Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease and even dying from it. So says a new British study that finds a person's risk of heart disease or stroke falls 11 percent and their risk of dying from these diseases falls by 30 percent, just by exercising on their way to work. "Walking, cycling and...

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How Exercise Helps Your Heart

You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, for those who already have a heart-related condition, to make managing it easier. But you might be even more motivated to work out if you better understand exactly how exercise helps. Studies have found two important benefits from exercise. First,...

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Most Hospitals Aren't Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

Nine out of 10 ER doctors say their hospitals aren't fully prepared for major disasters or mass tragedies. The finding, from a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), comes as the U.S. Congress considers major disaster preparedness legislation. ACEP questioned 1,328 emergency room doctors between April 25 and May 6 and painted...

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Health Highlights: May 22, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll at 27, Vaccination Campaign Begins The death of a nurse in a town in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo brings the death toll from the Ebola outbreak there to 27, the country's health minister said...

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From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down

Fewer men are being screened for, diagnosed with, and treated for prostate cancer, according to a study published online May 21 in Cancer. James T. Kearns, M.D., from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and colleagues used MarketScan claims of privately insured patients to identify six million men aged 40 to 64 years (2008 to...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Doptelet, Aimovig, Lucemyra, Tavalisse, Ilumya, Trogarzo, Cimduo, Symfi Lo, Apadaz, Erleada

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Drugs.com Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Drugs.com Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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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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