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*SUDDEN DEATH DURING EXERCISE AND HOW TO PREVENT IT.*

By Radha Hackman , MD Why would a healthy fit person collapse during exercise and die suddenly? In such a person there is usually an underlying heart condition. So, strenuous exercise would overburden the ailing heart, and they are more likely to suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest. The two most common causes of sudden death during exercise are ...

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Police warn about fentanyl-laced flyers after deputy hospitalized for touching paper

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning on Tuesday after a flyer laced with the opioid fentanyl put one of its deputies in the hospital. The deputy in question exited a sheriff’s office facility in Houston, Texas, and found a flyer on her windshield, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a press briefing.  She removed the paper and began to drive away before ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease — and How to Prevent It

Lyme disease is currently contracted by an estimated 300,000 Americans per year. As of now, there is no cure for the debilitating condition that causes chronic fatigue and other flu-like symptoms. The best way to prevent being infected is to be educated about precautions, warning signs, and how to remove a deer tick if found. We’ve compiled a list of ...

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Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know

When your medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce drugs from entering the environment. Below, we list some options and ...

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FDA Restricts the Sale and Distribution of Essure Permanent Birth Control System

Audience: OBGYN, Patient, Risk Manager ISSUE: The FDA is aware that some women have received the Essure device without being adequately informed of Essure’s risks. In order for this device to meet reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness, all women considering Essure should receive this important information.   On April 9, 2018, the FDA restricted sales of the Essure device ...

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These Crazy ‘Zombie Snails’ Are Responsible For Thousands Of Deaths Every Year

Source:boredomtherapy.com / who.int/mediacentre/factsheets.com When you think of the world’s most dangerous animals, chances are you picture creatures like lions, snakes, and sharks. And why wouldn’t you? All three are known for being exceedingly dangerous to humans, and people do lose their lives to these animals in regular numbers every year. But, what if you found out one of the planet’s deadliest ...

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Diabetes is actually five separate diseases – Research suggests

Scientists say diabetes is five separate diseases, and treatment could be tailored to each form. Diabetes – or uncontrolled blood sugar levels – is normally split into type 1 and type 2. But researchers in Sweden and Finland think the more complicated picture they have uncovered will usher in an era of personalised medicine for diabetes. Experts said the study ...

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Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira: Recall – Potential For Cracked Glass At Rim Surface Of Vials

Source: drugs.com Audience: Pharmacy, Risk Manager, Nursing ISSUE: Hospira is voluntarily recalling 3 lots of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 100 mg/20 mL Vial (NDC 0409-2267-20), and one lot of Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection, USP, Novaplus (NDC 0409-2267-25) to the hospital/institution level. Hospira, Inc. initiated this recall due to the discovery of cracks on the rim surface of vials for these lots, ...

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