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Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases

Physicians boarded in both medicine and psychiatry can offer a way to address some of the challenges associated with caring for medical patients with psychiatric comorbidities, according to an article published in Psychiatric Times. Noting that patients with psychiatric issues frequently receive substandard medical care in the hospital setting, the...

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Health Tip: Making an Emergency Call

-- A medical emergency can be scary and stressful, but knowing how to call for help can mean the difference between life and death. The American College of Emergency Physicians offers these suggestions when making an emergency call: Speak calmly and clearly. Give the name, address, phone number and location of the person in need. Don't hang up...

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Give Your Child a Head Start With Math

Many kids struggle with math -- and for a number of reasons. Knowing when to be concerned will allow you to get your child study help early on, which is important because research shows that young children who have difficulty with math typically will continue to struggle as they get older. Signs of math difficulties can start as early as 2 years of...

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Low-Energy Diet Induces Different Effects in Men, Women

An eight-week low-energy diet (LED) induces different effects in men and women, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Pia Christensen, Ph.D., from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and colleagues recruited participants from eight sites who were overweight (body mass index ≥25 kg/m²) with prediabetes....

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Eclipse Viewers Eclipsed Viewing Records

The total solar eclipse of August 2017 was one of the most watched scientific events ever for millions of Americans, researchers report. And it led a record number of them to seek more information on eclipses, survey results show. Based on responses from thousands of Americans, the University of Michigan researchers concluded that 88 percent of U.S....

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Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds

E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable...

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Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'

Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests. A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less eager to engage with others. That, in turn, makes others less likely to want to socialize with the sleep-deprived, researchers said. The researchers also found that well-rested people feel lonely...

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When Head Injuries Make Life Too Hard, Suicide Risk May Rise

Traumatic brain injury can trigger a daily struggle with headaches, neck pain, dizziness and thinking problems that may drive some to suicide, researchers report. That risk more than triples in the first six months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and it stays significantly higher over the long term, a new Danish study suggests. The finding is...

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More Alzheimer's Gene Links Found

U.S. researchers say they've identified more genes that may be associated with Alzheimer's disease. They studied nearly 6,000 people with Alzheimer's and 5,000 people with healthy brains and pinpointed rare variations in genes that may play a role in the mind-degenerating disease. The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory response and...

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New Triple-Combo Pill Controls Blood Pressure, Study Finds

A low-dose three-in-one combination pill controls blood pressure more effectively than the regular medications people take, according to data from a new clinical trial. About 70 percent of patients with mild-to-moderate high blood pressure who were given the "Triple Pill" reached their target blood pressure goal of 140/90 or less within six months,...

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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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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