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How to care for children with allergies during allergy season 2019

What do you need to know about allergy season 2019? The end of winter and start of spring can be a wonderful time of year, bringing warmer weather and longer days and the promise of summer to come but for children with hay fever, the onset of spring marks the start of an annual ordeal as seasonal...

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Zulresso and other treatments for postpartum depression

Arriving home with a new baby is one of those special life events that new moms will always remember but it can also be an overwhelming and turbulent time. Consequently, it may be unsurprising that up to eight out of ten new mothers experience the “baby blues," a common phenomenon...

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New Diabetes Technology, Devices & Products to Watch in 2019

Last year saw some significant steps forward in diabetes technology, with a number of new monitoring technologies and insulin delivery devices gaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval over the course of 2018. Among the new products available to American diabetes patients last year...

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5 ways to manage asthma symptoms and prevent attacks during winter

Do you struggle with asthma in the winter months? If so, you are not alone. Asthma affects more than 26 million Americans and is the most common chronic disease among children, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cold weather and cold air that comes...

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5 Tips to Help you Avoid Cold and Flu this Winter

It's that time of the year when the temperature starts to drop, winter weather is setting in, and more and more people are coming down with a cold or flu. It is important to stay healthy during the colder months of the year, but this is not always easy, particularly as you are increasingly...

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Achieve Your New Year’s Weight Loss Goals in 2019

After an indulgent holiday period, you may be one of the many Americans considering setting some 2019 weight loss goals. Losing weight (and goals related to this) are among the most common resolutions for 2019, according to data from YouGov Omnibus. The poll found 48 percent of people planning to...

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6 Easy Steps to Help You Quit Smoking in 2019

Are you one of the many people in the United States planning to enjoy a smoke-free 2019? A new year comes with the promise of a clean slate and the opportunity to make resolutions to improve your quality of life, leaving you a healthier, stronger and happier person. A YouGov NY poll conducted last...

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What To Do When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

For parents of children with type 1 diabetes mellitus the diagnosis often comes as a bolt from the blue. There is always a huge amount of information to digest and process and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sudden influx of information on medications, blood glucose testing, dietary...

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Open Enrollment 2019 & Health Insurance – Your Guide

It’s that time of year when millions of Americans are starting to look into their health insurance coverage options ahead of the 2019 Open Enrollment period. With the relatively short sign-up period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, it’s...

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What you need to know about the EpiPen shortage

The background to the EpiPen shortage Since May this year, the EpiPen shortage has caused problems for many people with severe allergies. The epinephrine delivery system is used to counter anaphylaxis, a serious life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused...

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Top 5 Alternatives to Medication for Chronic Pain Management

Everyone has experienced physical pain at some point in their lives, sometimes severe or unbearable pain, yet with proper pain treatment and time, pain recedes in the majority of cases. However, as many as 100 million Americans suffer from persistent or chronic pain (pain which lasts several...

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Back-to-school checklist: Pens, books… vaccines?

Summer vacation is nearly over, which for many parents means it’s time to draw up back-to-school checklists and ensure their children have everything needed to return to classes. Most lists will feature the usual items; stationery, a new backpack, books, uniform; but there is one more...

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First biosimilar to cancer drug Neulasta approved by FDA

Fulphila (pegfilgrastim-jmdb) is the first biosimilar to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) to gain approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Mylan GmbH medicine was approved as a treatment to reduce the risk of infection as suggested by febrile neutropenia (fever caused by a lack of...

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Top 5 Significant New Diabetes Drugs and Treatments in 2017

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent conditions in the United States, with figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting almost one in ten people live with the condition, the equivalent to 30 million people across the country.  The majority of cases - nine out of ten...

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Top 6 Important FDA Approvals from 2017

Over the course of 2017, the number of approvals granted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reached a 21-year high. More than 1,000 generic drugs were approved by the agency, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, while first-time generic drug approvals numbered 74. Novel drug...

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How to Minimize the Risk of Drug Side Effects

The majority of medication available over-the-counter or with a prescription comes with a risk of side effects, whether minor irritations or more serious health concerns. Each year, emergency rooms across the United States deal with more than 700,000 visits as a result of adverse drug events,...

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