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Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear

Patients do in fact care what doctors wear, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open. Christopher M. Petrilli, M.D., from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan, and colleagues conducted a survey among a convenience sample of 4,062 patients recruited from 10 academic medical centers between June 2015 and October 2016. The authors...

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Selecting a Personal Trainer

A personal trainer can design an exercise program to meet your fitness goals, keep you motivated and adapt your training as you progress. But your first step is finding a qualified professional. While there aren't any national standards or minimum requirements for someone to call themselves a personal trainer, asking the right questions will help...

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Adrenaline Shot Can Save Lives After Heart Stops, But at a Heavy Price

An adrenaline shot can restart your heart if it suddenly stops beating, but a new trial shows that chances are you might not return to much of a life if you survive. People who suffered cardiac arrest and were resuscitated with adrenaline had an almost doubled risk of severe brain damage, researchers found. "We found adrenaline does not increase your...

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FDA Approves Symtuza (D/C/F/TAF), the First and Only Complete Darunavir-Based Single-Tablet Regimen for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection

TITUSVILLE, N.J, JULY 17, 2018 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Symtuza (darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide - D/C/F/TAF), the first and only complete, darunavir-based single-tablet regimen (STR) for the treatment of human...

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FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor

A new draft guideline from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests Americans could get widely used prescription medicines for cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, and migraine headaches without having to see a doctor. The FDA says patients could use a mobile-phone app to help determine if they're able to obtain a medication without a prescription. "Our...

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Adding or Switching Diabetes Drugs Can Put Patients at Risk: Study

Using sulfonylurea drugs with or instead of metformin to control blood sugar increases type 2 diabetics' risk of serious complications, a new study finds. Metformin is a first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, meaning it is the first drug that will be tried. But sulfonylureas are the most often-used second-line treatment, commonly along with metformin. But...

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Your Earliest Memories May Be False

Can you trust your very first childhood memories? Maybe not, a new study suggests. People's earliest memories are typically formed around 3 to 3.5 years of age, past research has shown. But in a survey of more than 6,600 people, British scientists found that 39 percent of participants claimed to have memories from age 2 or younger, with some people...

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Affected by the Valsartan Heart Drug Recall? Here's What to Do

After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week that certain brands of blood pressure medicines contained a carcinogen and were being recalled, many patients may wonder what's next for their cardiovascular care. The FDA said it mandated the recall because valsartan medicines from a Chinese manufacturer, Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals,...

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In the ICU, Patients' Relatives Often Mum About Care Concerns

Many family members of intensive care unit (ICU) patients are reluctant to tell medical staff of worries about their loved one's care, a new study finds. "Speaking up is a key component of safety culture, yet our study -- the first to our knowledge to address this issue -- revealed substantial challenges for patients and families speaking up during...

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Where Are Opioid Painkillers Prescribed the Most?

A close look at U.S. congressional districts has yielded new information about the opioid crisis: The highest rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers are in the Southeast, Appalachia and the rural West. Focusing on prescribing rates for opioids like Oxycontin in congressional districts could help improve efforts to fight the nation's opioid addiction...

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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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