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What are DMARDs and How Do They Help RA?

DMARD drugs can help slow down rheumatoid arthritis, and in ideal cases, even bring about remission. Here's how they work.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Incontinence Drug Can Relieve Menopause-Related Hot Flashes

Researchers have found that the urinary incontinence medication oxybutynin can reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes in menopausal women who aren't able to take hormone replacement therapy.

By Diane Domina

Living With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

In living with chronic myelogenous leukemia, you never achieve remission and survivorship; on the other hand, you’re perpetually in survivorship.

By Michele Tschirhart

Stroke Recovery: Antidepressant May Not Be Beneficial

Results of a study suggest an antidepressant commonly prescribed to reduce disability after a stroke may not improve functional outcomes overall.

By Diane Domina

Heart Med Could Prevent Damage Caused by Chemo Drug

Results of a small study suggest the beta-blocker carvedilol, taken with the chemotherapy drug Herceptin, can reduce heart damage risk in cancer patients.

By Diane Domina

Basics of Brain Cancer Treatment Options

Learn more about surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatment, and other approaches to a wide variety of brain cancers.

By Eileen Bailey

FDA Approves New Med for Travelers' Diarrhea

The FDA approved rifamycin to treat travelers’ diarrhea, the most common travel-related illness that affects up to 40 percent of travelers worldwide each year.

By Diane Domina

How to Manage CLL Treatment Side Effects

If you're being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), you may experience side effects like fatigue or nausea. Here are some ways to lessen the impact of your side effects.

By Katherine Malmo

Surviving Leukemia Treatment and Its Long-Term Side Effects

As leukemia treatments become more effective and patients live longer, long-term and late side effects have become an area of growing concern.

By Katherine Malmo

Leukemia Treatment Offers Many Options

Leukemia treatments today encompass chemotherapy, stem cell transplants, radiation, immunotherapy, vaccine therapy, and close monitoring during early stages.

By Eileen Bailey