Summer Health Myths Debunked Don't fall for these four summer health misconceptions (RxWiki News) Many of us grow up believing certain health and safety myths. Sometimes, these misconceptions are harmless. Other times, they can have serious consequences. Here are four common summer health misconceptions that might change the way you spend your [...]
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Tick Season Means Lyme Disease Five ways you can prevent dangerous tick bites this summer (RxWiki News) Lyme disease is a well-known risk tied to tick bites, so for those living in certain areas, a tick bite can be a nerve-racking experience. But there are ways to lower your risk. Lyme disease is transmitted through [...]
Are You Back-to-School Ready? Children's back-to-school medical needs explained (RxWiki News) Backpack? Check. Books? Check. Pencils? Check. Health records? With the school year starting, there's another thing not to forget: back-to-school medical needs. Records The first step is to check your child's health records. Get a copy from your pediatrician's office and [...]
FDA: Sodium Chlorite Products Are a No-Go FDA warns consumers about Miracle Mineral Solution and similar products (RxWiki News) Sodium chlorite products are not as safe as they are advertised to be, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is urging consumers to stop using these products immediately. [...]
Want to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? You Have Options Your local pharmacist and Medicare's new program can help prevent diabetes (RxWiki News) If you want to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, you have options. Your local pharmacy is a great resource for you and your health. Ask your local pharmacist today [...]
What Does Acid Reflux Have to Do with It? Your chronic cough may be related to acid reflux (RxWiki News) Acid reflux may be the cause of your chronic cough. A "chronic" cough lasts for more than eight weeks and is often thought to be the result of a lingering infection. But your chronic [...]
Strep Throat and Your Kids As the school year starts, get the 411 on strep throat (RxWiki News) As the school year starts, it's important to learn some key facts about strep throat and how it can affect your kids. Strep throat is a common cause of a sore throat. While viruses are the [...]
Rotavirus Explained Everything you need to know about your child's risk for rotavirus (RxWiki News) Rotavirus spreads easily among infants and young children. Is your child at risk? The virus rotavirus causes gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the intestine. Symptoms include severe diarrhea and vomiting — both of which [...]
Back-to-School Illnesses: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Steps to reduce your family's risk of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) (RxWiki News) Going back to school means new teachers and friends. But it's also a time for back-to-school illnesses, such as hand, foot and mouth disease. Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) [...]
Narcolepsy Rx Gets Green Light FDA approves Wakix (pitolisant) for daytime sleepiness tied to narcolepsy (RxWiki News) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a medication for narcolepsy. This new approval can be found under the names Wakix (brand) and pitolisant (active ingredient). The FDA approved this medication to treat excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) [...]