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How to Get That Perfect Shave

Guys, a perfect shave may be more about preparation and technique than the actual razor. "The perfect shave is a combination of art and trial and error," said Dr. Robert Anolik, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine. "That said, there are steps you can take to help ensure a clean and comfortable...

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Clarithromycin (Biaxin): Drug Safety Communication - Potential Increased Risk of Heart Problems or Death in Patients With Heart Disease

[Posted 02/22/2018] ISSUE: FDA is advising caution before prescribing the antibiotic clarithromycin (Biaxin) to patients with heart disease because of a potential increased risk of heart problems or death that can occur years later. FDAs recommendation is based on a review of the results of a 10-year follow-up study of patients with coronary heart...

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It's Still Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

Even though it's the end of February, it's still not too late to get a flu shot, doctors say. This flu season is one of the worst seen in the United States in years. Flu-linked hospitalizations were still rising earlier this month, and 84 children have died from flu complications so far, according to government health officials. "There's still time...

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Health Tip: Help Control Teeth Grinding

-- Grinding teeth at night often is associated with daytime stress, the National Sleep Foundation says. The group suggests how to help control the problem: Relax in the hours before bedtime. Create a cool, comfortable, dark and quiet sleep environment. Keep computers, tablets and smartphones out of the bedroom. Exercise regularly. Get enough...

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Health Tip: Make Sure Babies Eat Right

-- A baby's nutritional balance during the first 1,000 days of life is critical to lifelong mental health and development, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Sufficient amounts of key minerals, vitamins, proteins and certain fats during the infant and toddler years is key to avoiding permanent loss of brain function, the academy said. The AAP...

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Learning Problems May Accompany Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease may affect brain function in children and teens, especially those on dialysis, researchers say. Results of their study review suggest academic assistance may be needed in specific areas, including math and reading. "In translating our findings to clinical practice, this research provides relevant information on the areas of...

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Poorer Kids May Fare Worse After Heart Surgery

Children who've had surgery to repair defective hearts are more likely to die or require longer hospitalizations if they live in poorer neighborhoods, a new study suggests. The disparities between affluent and poor children persisted even though all were treated at the same major hospitals, the researchers said. And those disparities were only partially...

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Antioxidants: The Good Health Helpers

Antioxidants -- it's a hot nutrition buzzword, but do you know what they really are? Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals are formed naturally in the body and actually play an important role in many everyday processes, such as exercise and metabolism. But at high...

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Health Highlights: Feb. 23, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Stores Linked to Salmonella Outbreak A salmonella outbreak that's sickened 65 people in five states is linked to chicken salad produced by Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc. and sold in delis at Fareway grocery stores in...

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As Stroke 'Liquefies' Brain Tissue, Lasting Harm May Spread

Brain tissue damaged by a stroke can liquefy, become toxic and then harm remaining healthy parts of the brain -- possibly causing dementia, new research in mice suggests. "Most people probably assume that the brain heals in the same way as other tissues, but it doesn't," researcher Kristian Doyle said in a news release from the University of Arizona...

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Pill Identifier NDC search

The National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique 10-digit, 3-segment numeric identifier assigned to each medication listed under Section 510 of the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. These codes are often found on pill bottles or medication boxes and be displayed

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