Medications

Warning about Tylenol during pregnancy No cause for alarm

One of the pain relievers considered to be the safest for women during pregnancy – acetaminophen (Tylenol) – has recently come under intense scrutiny for its potential link to unwanted fetal outcomes. Earlier this month, a group of 91 scientists, clinicians and public health professionals signed a consensus statement warning …

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COLUMN: Help increase access to healthcare for Kentuckians by supporting nurse practitioners – The Advocate-Messenger

We, as advanced practice RNs and healthcare providers, would like to increase access to healthcare for all residents of the Commonwealth. There are over 9,000 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), who are nurse practitioners and registered nurse midwives in the state of Kentucky. APRNs provide primary, specialized and hospital care …

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ADHD Medication: Students ‘Get Back’ Thirsty

The South African Group on Depression and Anxiety (SADAG) defines ADHD as a chronic disease of a combination of problems including difficulty maintaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Ritalin and Concerta are the main drugs used to treat ADHD in South Africa. The Carrefour recovery center in Johannesburg reported an …

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Health watch: warning about expired drugs

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As we head into cold and flu season, it’s a good idea to check your closet for medications that may be out of date. The FDA began requiring expiration dates for prescription and over-the-counter drugs in 1979.because the chemical composition can change. A lot of people …

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Herpes medications available

Herpes is a common viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of herpes simplex virus: type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 primarily affects the oral region and is called oral herpes or herpes simplex labialis. It can cause lesions or sores also …

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What Doctors Say You Can Take

There is a long list of dos and don’ts regarding what we can put in our bodies during pregnancy. And when we would normally take a Tylenol or Motrin for a headache, we need to take a break and make sure it’s safe for the baby. But that’s when we …

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