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Summer Camp Tips for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Your children may already be looking forward to summer camp. But when it comes to kids with asthma or allergies, parents need to take extra steps in planning their outdoor experience. "Kids with allergies and asthma need an extra layer of preparation to ensure they stay healthy and enjoy their adventure," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American...

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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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Antidepressants Do Work, Some Better Than Others: Study

Antidepressant drugs actually do help ease depression, countering debate over whether the medications do what they're supposed to, a large research review has found. Some antidepressants, though, are more effective and better tolerated than others, the findings showed. The researchers analyzed data from 522 trials -- published and unpublished -- that...

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Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a major risk factor for all types of dementia, but specially early onset dementia. Overall, alcohol...

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Putting the Brakes on 'Emotional Eating'

Many of us make choices about whether to eat healthy or not-so-healthy foods based on whether we're in a good or not-so-good mood. When a bad mood strikes, we often tend to reach for junk food. And that can be a recipe for disaster when you're trying to lose weight. Here's how to keep your emotions from ruining your diet resolve. First, it helps...

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Health Tip: Getting Menstrual Migraines

-- Cramps are a better-known symptom of a woman's period, but about 20 percent of women are also prone to migraine headaches during menstruation. The Office on Women's Health suggests seeing a doctor if you have any of these symptoms during menstruation: Your headaches change. Treatments that once worked no longer help. You have side effects from your...

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Clues to Parkinson's May Be Shed in Tears

Your tears may reveal if you are at risk of Parkinson's disease, preliminary research suggests. When people shed tears, certain proteins are released. Levels of those proteins are different in people with Parkinson's compared to those without the disease, according to a preliminary study. "We believe our research is the first to show that tears may...

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New Research Debunks Two Medical Marijuana Myths

Mention legalizing medical marijuana, and people often think two things: This will prompt teens to think marijuana use is OK, and more will start using it. Legalizing marijuana will reduce the number of adults overdosing on opioids. As it turns out, neither has proven to be true, according to new research. Since medical marijuana first became...

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When It Comes to Art, Don't Call Them Neanderthals

The ancient Neanderthals created the earliest known cave paintings in the world and likely had artistic senses similar to their more contemporary cousins, researchers report. Until now, cave art has been linked only with modern humans. But using a new dating technology, the researchers pinpointed the age of paintings in three caves in Spain to a time...

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Health Tip: Help Prevent Underage Drinking

-- A young person's decision to drink alcohol may be related to the stress of trying to fit in with a particular crowd, the desire to get good grades or adjusting to a new school. Keeping open lines of communication with your child or teen may help prevent underage drinking. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests: Having...

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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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