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Migraine Drug Used In ER May Not Be Best Option

A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treat...
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Fighting Opioid Addiction In Primary Care: Study Shows It’s Possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. But a new st...
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One Step Closer Toward A Treatment For Alzheimer's Disease?

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with colleagues at the University California, San Diego (UCSD), have characterized a new class of drug...
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AANP, AAPA And ASAM Partner To Improve Access To Medication Assisted Therapy

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), who collect...
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Avella Launches NurseConnect Program To Engage And Support Patients

Avella has announced the introduction of a new patient support program, NurseConnect, designed to engage and educate individuals taking powerful specialty drugs to manage the...
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Insurers Under Fire: Are They to Blame for the Opioid Crisis?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. In a speech to the National Alliance For Drug Endangered Children, he ur...
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New Research Opens The Door To ‘Functional Cure’ For HIV

In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have fo...
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How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled

How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal? With the country facing an epidemic of op...
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Experimental Ebola Vaccines Elicit Year-Long Immune Response

Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune respon...
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Ischemic Stroke Patients Not Receiving Life-Saving Treatment, Study Finds

Ischemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Geo...
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New Guidelines Published To Improve Diagnosis And Treatment Of Lupus

A University of Birmingham academic has led the authorship of the UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus). Published in Rheumatol...
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The Medical Minute: Arthritis Can Affect Children, Too

When most people think of arthritis, they picture the knobby knuckles, inflamed joints or aching back of an older person. But more than 300,000 children in the US suffer from ...
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Powered By Chemo: Patient With Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Tackles Ironman Triathlon

Despite a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer and ongoing chemotherapy, Mike Levine boarded a plane this past weekend destined for Kona, Hawaii, where he will compete in o...
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Study Shows Epidurals Don’t Slow Labor

Epidural analgesia – a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by catheter placed close to the nerves of the spine – is the most effective method of labor pain relief. In w...
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Arthritis Advocates Urge Congress To Take Action To Address Drug Costs, Access Issues

Physician and healthcare professional advocates from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are joined by rheumatology patients on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers...
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Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease

Approximately 10% of the general population take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn, acid reflux an...
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Clinicians Gain Powerful New Tool When Treating Patients For Mental Illness: G-DIG, Exclusively From Genomind®, Enhances Personalized Medicine

Genomind, a personalized medicine company focused on improving mental healthcare through genetic testing, is adding a new, distinctive tool to complement and enhance its Genec...
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Older Adults With Insomnia May Fall Even More When On Prescription Sleep Meds

Taking physician-recommended sleep medications to treat insomnia may actually increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to a team of sleep researchers. The pro...
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Moving Toward A Pay-For-Value Model Of Prescription Drug Pricing

One of the health care issues about which seemingly all Americans agree: Prescription drug prices have skyrocketed. And they keep going higher. How do Americans get better val...
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A New Kind Of Influenza Vaccine: One Shot Might Do The Trick

A seasonal flu shot is a bit like a local weather forecast: Based on the conditions elsewhere and the direction of the prevailing wind, a meteorologist can give the public a p...
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Fight Against Top Killer, Clogged Arteries, Garners Acclaimed NIH Award

Very many lives may someday depend on the work of researchers like Tony Kim. He’s fighting atherosclerosis, the foremost cause of coronary artery disease, which is America’s s...
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Sanders-Brown Center On Aging Studying Drug's Potential To Prevent Alzheimer's

Researchers have known for decades that the hallmark plaques and tangles in the brain associated with Alzheimer's develop long before people experience memory loss. Ai-Ling L...
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Light-Activated Nanoparticles Can Supercharge Current Antibiotics

Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such ...
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Have Diabetes? A Flu Shot Should Top Your Fall To-Do List

The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air and that means it’s time for your annual flu shot. If you haven’t been vaccinated, it’s time to reconsider, especially if yo...
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