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Health Tip: Dealing With a Dog Bite

-- Dog bites happen, even if parents are careful. Knowing the steps to take quickly can help keep your child safe. Here's advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Ask the dog's owners for their contact information, proof of rabies vaccination and contact information for the dog's veterinarian. As soon as possible, use soap and water to wash...

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Lawn Mowers Are Risky Business for Kids

Though mowing lawns has long been a source of income for young people, experts warn that lawn mowers pose a major safety risk to children. "We need to remind people that these are dangerous machines, and the consequences are devastating," Mariano Garay, a fourth year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine, said in a school news release....

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Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee: Recall - Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

ISSUE: Caverflo.com is voluntarily recalling all lots of Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee, 25 grams to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed the presence of Sildenafil and Tadalafil which are the active ingredients in two FDA-approved prescription drugs used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Caverflo.com has received a report...

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Health Tip: Don't Fear Strength Training

-- Strength training helps you build more muscle and burn more fat, but women shouldn't avoid it out of fear of getting bulky. The American Council on Exercise recommends: If you want to increase strength, opt for heavier weights and fewer repetitions. To build endurance, opt for more repetitions with lighter weights. Keep at it. After a few months,...

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To Lose Weight, Start With Dairy Swaps

Losing weight comes down to simple arithmetic: Eat fewer calories than you burn off. Here's a good way you can accomplish this without going hungry. Switch out high-calorie foods for low-calorie options to cut calories without cutting portion sizes. Dairy food is a good place to start, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. If you're still...

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Brush Up on Swim Safety for Summer

Before your family pulls out their swimsuits this Memorial Day, brush up on water safety, for your kids' sake. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how to make sure children are protected while they spend their summers in or around pools, lakes and oceans: Don't leave kids alone in the water, and make sure a responsible...

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Meth Addicts' Hearts May Improve If They Quit

Methamphetamine users who quit the drug may get a break: New research suggests it's possible to reverse heart damage with proper medical treatment. Research has previously linked meth use to heart problems that can contribute to death. But it hadn't been clear if stopping the drug use resulted in better heart health. The small study found that after...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Fire Up the Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend

Safety should be on the front burner when you fire up the barbecue this Memorial Day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. Propane used in gas grills is highly flammable and about 30 people in the United States are injured each year due to gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these incidents occur when someone lights a grill...

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5 Essential Tips for Hospital Patients and Their Visitors

Infections picked up in the hospital can be serious, even life-threatening. But patients and their visitors can help prevent the spread of dangerous germs by keeping their hands clean, health care professionals say. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists recommends the following five tips for all hospital patients and their visitors: Don't...

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Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

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REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

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Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

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