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This Type of Antibiotic Could Cause Aortic Rupture, FDA Warns

Fluoroquinolones can increase the occurrence of dangerous bleeding or death from aortic dissection or aortic aneurism, according to a warning issued by the FDA.

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Strategies for Managing Schizophrenia Medication Side Effects

Medication typically used to treat schizophrenia often have side effects. Here are some strategies to manage the side effects so they don’t interfere with your daily life.

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Immunotherapy: A Cure for Some Lung Cancers?

With immunotherapy, some patients with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer can skip chemotherapy altogether and are living for years with their disease in check.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Woman undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

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.

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Basics of Brain Cancer Treatment Options

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

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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.