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The Allergy Season is Here, Check Out Medicinal Safety Tips and Risks For Your Health Benefits

The Allergy Season is Here, Check Out Medicinal Safety Tips and Risks For Your Health Benefits

People with seasonal allergies often rely on over-the-counter and prescription medications to alleviate symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and itchy eyes, nose, or throat. However, these medications, including antihistamines, carry risks for side effects, drug interactions, and potential overdose, similar to other medications. Understanding the Risks “All medicines have side effects associated … Read more

FDA Approves New Drug Offering Hope for Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

FDA Approves New Drug Offering Hope for Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug, tarlatamab (Imdelltra), for treating patients with an advanced and deadly form of lung cancer. Breakthrough Treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer This approval is particularly significant for those suffering from extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) who have exhausted all other treatment options. … Read more

Risks in Chicago’s Med Spas: Lack of On-Site Physicians Raises Concerns

Risks in Chicago's Med Spas: Lack of On-Site Physicians Raises Concerns

The medical spa industry, valued at $15 billion, has experienced significant growth since the onset of the pandemic. However, a recent study has shed light on a concerning trend: most med spas in Chicago operate without a doctor on-site, posing potential risks for patients. Medical Nature of Med Spas According to Alex Thiersch, CEO of … Read more

Roche Introduces FDA-Approved HPV Self-Collection Solution

Roche Introduces FDA-Approved HPV Self-Collection Solution

Roche, a leading healthcare company, has unveiled its FDA-approved human papillomavirus (HPV) self-collection solution, marking a significant advancement in cervical cancer screening in the United States. This innovative solution aims to facilitate early detection and intervention for women at risk of developing cervical cancer, providing accessible and reliable screening options. Accessible Screening Option The HPV … Read more

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month & Here’s Everything We Need To Know About Mind’s First Aid

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month & Here's Everything We Need To Know About Mind's First Aid

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, serving as a reminder of the importance of mental well-being. However, mere awareness is insufficient; practical intervention skills are essential in addressing mental health crises effectively. CPR for the Mind Analogous to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for physical emergencies, Mental Health First Aid courses aim to equip individuals with the … Read more

Powassan Virus: Massachusetts Town Reports First Case, Urges Precautions

Powassan Virus: Massachusetts Town Reports First Case, Urges Precautions

Sharon, Massachusetts, has confirmed its first case of Powassan virus, a tick-borne illness that has raised concerns due to its increasing prevalence in humans. The Sharon Health Department issued a warning to residents following the report of the case on April 25. Situated in Norfolk County, approximately 25 miles south of Boston, Sharon is now … Read more

North Carolina’s Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Launches Medical Marijuana Dispensary

North Carolina's Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Launches Medical Marijuana Dispensary

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians marked a historic moment over the weekend with the opening of the Great Smoky Cannabis Co., the tribe’s long-awaited medical marijuana dispensary. Located within the Qualla Boundary, the tribal land in North Carolina, the dispensary’s inauguration drew hundreds of attendees, including those with approved medical patient cards, signaling a … Read more

Dallas Anesthesiologist Convicted for Fatal Tampering with IV Fluid Bags

Dallas Anesthesiologist Convicted for Fatal Tampering with IV Fluid Bags

In a disturbing case that shocked the medical community, a Dallas anesthesiologist, Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr., was found guilty on Friday of tampering with intravenous fluid bags at a surgical center where he worked. This reckless act led to the death of a coworker and caused cardiac emergencies for several patients, according to federal prosecutors. … Read more

USDA Updates WIC Program, Prioritizing Nutrition Science for Low-Income Women and Children

USDA Updates WIC Program, Prioritizing Nutrition Science for Low-Income Women and Children

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced significant changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on Tuesday, impacting nearly 7 million low-income women and children. These revisions, the first since 2014, aim to align the program’s food packages with current dietary science to promote healthier eating habits among participants. … Read more

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals to Withdraw Lou Gehrig’s Disease Drug Following Study Failure

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals to Withdraw Lou Gehrig’s Disease Drug Following Study Failure

Amylyx Pharmaceuticals, the maker of Relyvrio, a drug intended to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS), announced on Thursday its decision to pull the medication from the market. This move comes after the drug failed to demonstrate efficacy in a large clinical study, marking a significant setback for ALS patients and advocates. … Read more