Foods that increase your risk of statin side effects

Statins are the most widely prescribed medication in the U.S. today. You may have been prescribed a statin if your doctor told you that you have high cholesterol. These drugs have been around for decades, and are well known as… Continue Reading…

Allergies: Common Causes and Best Treatments

According to kidshealth.org, up to 50 million Americans, including millions of kids, have some type of allergy. In fact, allergies cause about 2 million missed school days each year. Allergies are abnormal immune system reactions to things that are typically… Continue Reading…

Generic Dexilant To Reduce Stomach Acid Is Available Now

Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is commonly used to treat stomach and esophagus problems, like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and to relieve symptoms of these conditions, such as heartburn. There is not a generic version of Dexilant currently available in the United States.… Continue Reading…

Generic Farxiga To Treat Type 2 Diabetes Is Available Now

Farxiga (dapagliflozin) is a type 2 diabetes medication jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). It is called Forxiga in Canada and Europe, where it has been approved since November 2012. Patients using Farxiga typically reduce their A1c by… Continue Reading…

Generic Xeljanz To Treat Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis Is Available Now

Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is an expensive medication that works on the immune system. This medication is more popular than comparable medications. There are currently no generic alternatives to Xeljanz in the United States. Fortunately, Natco Pharma, an Indian pharmaceutical company, launched… Continue Reading…

What People Are Expected to Spend the New COVID Relief Package On?

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash President Joe Biden signed $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief package with benefits including a third round of stimulus payment into law on Thursday afternoon. It will provide those households with up to $1,400 per… Continue Reading…

The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter

Public-health officials are enthusiastic about the new, single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, despite its having a somewhat lower efficacy at preventing symptomatic illness than other available options. Although clinical-trial data peg that rate at 72 percent in the United… Continue Reading…

Statin Use Way Up: Pitavastatin Introduced to the U.S as a Next-Generation Statin

Your doctor may have recommended that you take a medication called a statin if you have high cholesterol and you haven’t been able to get it under control with diet, exercise, or weight loss alone. Statins remain the first-line of… Continue Reading…

Metformin May Reduce Your Risk of Death from COVID-19 Infection

Do you take metformin? It’s the first-line therapy used to lower glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. A recent study found that metformin use was associated with a lower rate of COVID-related death among people with type 2 diabetes.  READ THE… Continue Reading…

How to Upgrade Your Mask to Protect Yourself Against the New Covid-19 Variants?

Many medical and engineering experts say new variants of the virus are spreading around the country, particularly one that is significantly more transmissible than the currently most common strain. Masks work best when everyone wears them, but not all masks… Continue Reading…