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Sewage Shows America Awash With COVID-19

Samples taken from sewage water across the country show that COVID-19 is widespread, CNN reported Wednesday. Rosa Inchausti and her colleagues have been...

Tired, Anxious, Overweight: How Lockdowns May Have Harmed Your Health

You might be onto something if you suspect your mental and physical health declined during the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year. Stay-at-home orders...

Staying Active as You Age Not a Guarantee Against Dementia

Experts in healthy aging often cite the importance of leisure activities -- hanging out with friends, playing games, taking classes -- in maintaining your...

FDA Approves Sklice (ivermectin) Lotion for Nonprescription Use to Treat Head Lice

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a lotion to treat head lice for nonprescription, or over-the-counter (OTC), use through a process...

Sunstar Americas Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% Due to Microbial Contamination

Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) is voluntarily recalling Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% products bearing an expiration date from...

AHA News: How Could It Be a Stroke, Mom Asked – 'She's Only 8'

By Diane Daniel American Heart Association News THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Jill Veach looked at the name on her chirping...

For Some Women, Postpartum Depression Lingers for Years

Many women have depression symptoms after giving birth, but for some postpartum depression hangs on for years, a U.S. government study finds. Of nearly...

Copy of 1 in 3 Americans Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2020 – More than one-third of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not need, a new study finds. In fact, these patients...

U.S. Government to Cover COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatments

Insurance rules that will grant every American free access to COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved were issued by the government on Wednesday, the...

Apical Lung Exam on CTA Aids COVID-19 Screen in Stroke Patients

For patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), apical lung assessment on computed tomography angiography (CTA) may be useful as part of the...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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