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Posted today in Medical

Shoes Make the Difference When Starting to Exercise

If you've vowed to be more active this year, be sure you have proper athletic shoes, a doctor suggests. "The right shoe is important for a runner as much as a good tennis racket is important for a tennis player," said Dr. Ronald Lepow. He is an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. You...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb), a Biosimilar to Herceptin

FDA today approved Ontruzant (trastuzumab-dttb), a biosimilar to U.S.-licensed Herceptin (trastuzumab). A biosimilar product is a biological product that is approved based on a showing that it is highly similar to an already-FDA approved biological product, known as a reference product. The biosimilar also must be shown to have no clinically meaningful...

Posted yesterday in FDA Alerts

FDA Updates on Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) Recalls

Investigation ongoing – This page to be updated as more information is available IMPORTANT: Medications containing only amlodipine or hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) are not being recalled. Manufacturers are recalling medications containing amlodipine in combination with valsartan or losartan, and medications containing hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ in combination...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

AHA: Are Some Breads Getting a Bad Rap?

There may be no dietary staple more in need of a public relations makeover than bread. Concerns over carbs, sodium and gluten sometime overshadow what can be a simple, tasty way to add important vitamins and minerals as well as fiber to daily meals. But some breads are better for you than others. Whole-grain breads are good sources of nutrients that...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Highlights: Jan. 17, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Doctor at Ohio Hospital Gave Potentially Lethal Doses of Painkillers to Patients A doctor at an Ohio hospital was fired after an internal investigation concluded the osteopathic physician gave potentially lethal doses of pain medication to at least...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

1 in 4 Antibiotic Prescriptions Isn't Needed: Study

Nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are given for conditions they aren't meant to treat, a new study finds. Antibiotics are miracle drugs that can cure deadly bacterial infections. But too often they are given to treat viral infections, such as colds and flu, for which they are ineffective. And the overuse of antibiotics...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

When to Treat Varicose Veins

About half of the population will one day have a vein problem. For some, it will involve the thinner, blotchy spider veins that don't bother some people, but cause itching or burning in others. Still others will be plagued by the more noticeable bulging of varicose veins. Most varicose veins appear in the legs due to the pressure of body weight, the...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

As if the opioid crisis wasn't already bad enough, new research shows a sharp rise in the number of Americans taking dangerous combinations of opioids and sedatives. These sedatives, known as benzodiazepines, are prescribed for pain, insomnia and anxiety. And another class of similar medications, called Z-drugs, are also being taken with sedatives...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Health Tip: Eat Less, Enjoy More

-- A key to successful dieting is to enjoy your food more, while eating less, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. Your meals should include all of the food groups while limiting sugar, salt and saturated fat, the agency says. The USDA offers these additional suggestions: Learn the ingredients in all foods and beverages you consume, which will...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved

The first generic version of Sabril (vigabatrin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent complex partial seizures in adults and children 10 and older with epilepsy. "The availability of high-quality generic alternatives of critically important medicines, once the period of patent protection or exclusivity has ended on...

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No Easy Fix To The Opioid Crisis

Despite numerous law changes and restrictions on prescribing, the number of people dying from opioid-related drug overdoses continues to increase. Today, and every day after this one, 130 Americans on average will die from taking an opioid. But can anything more be done about reversing these shocking statistics? Yes, it could, but will it? Current […]

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A Baby Boomer’s Least Desirable Trait: HCV

If you were born between 1946 and 1964, then you are in good company. Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates, and Oprah Winfrey are just some of the iconic figures that make up this influential generation, not to mention the numerous notable actors, politicians, and sports stars. But baby boomers are also notorious for another, not so […]

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Great Expectations: Medical and Drug Innovations for 2019

If 2018 was touted as the year for blockbuster drugs, then you had better hang onto your seat for 2019. This year promises some innovations that will transform healthcare. Look forward to treatments that may finally offer an effective alternative to opioids, protocols that give the green light for an expanded window to treat stroke, […]

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