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A new study may bring us closer to personalized medical treatment, that is, medical treatment tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up and medical condition.
A new analysis of current medical opinion about treating hypertension, a leading cause of heart attack and stroke, emphasizes that physicians should first begin with behavioral approaches such as dieting, exercise, and weight loss, rather than automatically resorting to medication.
Despite multiple challenges, health care professionals are embracing information technology and are enabled to do their jobs more efficiently with the use of electronic health records.
When dealing with West Nile virus, prevention is your best bet. Fighting mosquito bites reduces your risk of getting this disease, along with others that mosquitoes can carry.
Medicare Announces New Ways To Help Low-Income Beneficiaries Get Big Savings Using Medicare Drug Discount Cards
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced last Fall new steps to make it even easier for people on Medicare with limited incomes to get large savings on their drug costs, paying as little as $15, by enrolling in Medicare approved drug discount cards plus transitional financial assistance.
The main way that illnesses like colds and flu are spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. We know that some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks.
High blood pressure affects more than a quarter of all Americans, contributing to heart attacks, strokes and other disease. New government guidelines call for a stepped up effort to prevent and control this deadly health problem.
The initial symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu (but without the fever). Many people with Carbon Monoxide poisoning mistake their symptoms for the flu or are misdiagnosed by physicians, which sometimes results in tragic deaths.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death if you breathe it. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your house, and check its battery every time you check your smoke detector batteries.
The traditional image of a pharmacist is someone who compounds and dispenses medications in a retail setting. That image, as well as the pharmacist's role in health care, is changing.
Colds, flu, and most sore throats and bronchitis are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not help fight viruses. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.
ANN ARBOR, MI -We have all had that dizzy feeling of random head spins once in a while. Maybe you felt it when you suddenly stood up after sitting down for a long time. Or when you were looking up to search for something on a top shelf.
Now, imagine what it would be like to feel that dizzy and off-balance for minutes, hours, days or even years. This kind of serious dizziness, called vertigo, makes life miserable for millions of people each year, and keeps some from driving or working. It starts without warning for no apparent reason, and comes and goes.
Many people with vertigo and related balance problems never get effective treatment, or even a firm diagnosis. They may not even seek a doctor's help.
Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins that are visible just under the skin. They can be hereditary or brought on during pregnancy. They can be caused by physical trauma or, very rarely, the result of a tumor. Varicose veins can affect men, but are most common in women.
Influenza, or the flu, causes 20,000 deaths in the US every year. As Americans worry about many infections that are more potential than probable, the common flu may not be getting the concern it deserves.
The announcement that the drug Vioxx was being pulled from pharmacy shelves because of heart and stroke risks left a lot of pain patients stunned, confused and worried. Some are even wondering if they should abandon medications that are in the same family as Vioxx.
Dosing in Long-Term Cancer Studies Suspended Due to Increased Cardiovascular Risk in One Study; Preliminary Analysis of Second Long-Term Cancer Study Shows No Increased Cardiovascular Risks.\n
Don't let your holidays be ruined by the "gift" of a cold or flu virus, says UM doctor who offers tips for avoiding and coping with common viruses.\n
Your primary care provider is usually an internal medicine physician whose task is to assist you in preventing disease and maintaining your health. An internist is by definition a diagnostician, a person who attempts to identify the cause of your symptoms.
Flu can affect 10 to 30 percent of the U.S. population each winter. The flu virus can linger in the air for as long as three hours. In close quarters, conditions are ripe for the spread of the virus.
Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards.
Tips and Warnings for Consumers. With hundreds of drug-dispensing Websites in business, how can consumers tell which sites are legitimate ones, especially when it is very easy to set up a site that is very professional looking and promises deep discounts or a minimum of hassles?
Stenting With Emboli-Protection Filter as Effective as Traditional Surgery to Clear Blocked Neck Arteries
A minimally invasive procedure to clear plaque-filled neck arteries is as effective as traditional surgery in patients at high risk for open surgery, according to new Cleveland Clinic-led research. The minimally invasive treatment uses a stent in combination with a special filter to catch any emboli, or bits of plaque, that break free during the procedure.\n
When it comes to buying prescription drugs online, Canada is dealing with some of the same regulatory challenges that occur in the United States. In May, the Ontario College of Pharmacists announced that it laid charges against The Canadian Drug Store Inc. for operating an illegal Internet pharmacy based in Toronto. The store, which was filling prescriptions written by U.S. doctors for U.S. residents, was charged along with one of its directors with unlawfully operating an unaccredited pharmacy without registered pharmacists.
Greg Thompson, Pharm.D, a pharmacy professor at the University of Southern California, agrees. "Getting drugs from Canada under the doctor's orders is different than getting drugs from Mexico on your own," he says. "Regulations in Mexico aren't as strict." But even if you obtain drugs from a place or in a manner that you consider to be safe, according to the FDA, you are almost always obtaining unapproved drugs.\n
Although importing unapproved prescription drugs is illegal, the FDA's guidance on importing prescription drugs for personal use recognizes that there may be circumstances in which the FDA can exercise discretion to not take action against the illegal importation.