Medicine

List of Anxiety Medications (53 Compared)

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and accompanied by physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, voice changes, or increased blood pressure. It may also be called nervousness.

Occasional anxiety concerning a stressful or uncomfortable event is normal. However, if a person feels disproportionate levels of anxiety or it is present almost continuously, it might be diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. 

What Causes Anxiety?

Anxiety is part of our survival response and is the way our body responds to potentially harmful or worrying triggers.

Strong emotions or fear cause a surge of epinephrine (also called adrenaline) from our adrenal glands. This increases our heartbeat, increases our sensitivity to our surroundings, and prepares us for physical confrontation or to flee if we perceive any threats to our safety. This is often called the fight or flight response.

Anxieties today mostly revolve around family, friends, health, money, or

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List of Diabetes, Type 2 Medications (161 Compared)

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Although some symptoms may be similar, it is a different condition to type 1 diabetes.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, most people with type 2 diabetes still produce insulin. However, it is either not enough to deal with all the glucose that is in their blood or their cells are unable to recognize the insulin and use it properly (this is called insulin resistance).

Type 2 diabetes usually affects people who are middle-aged or older, and obesity is by far the biggest risk factor. In the past two decades, the condition has become more prevalent in younger people, including children, mainly because of the rising rates of obesity in children. People who do little exercise or of certain ethnicities (such as Native Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanics) are

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Gabapentin: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Warnings

Generic Name: gabapentin (GA ba PEN tin)
Brand Names: Gralise, Horizant, Neurontin, Gabarone

Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Jun 7, 2020.

What is gabapentin?

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures and some types of pain.

Gabapentin is used together with other medicines to treat partial seizures in adults and children at least 3 years old.

Gabapentin is also used to treat neuropathic pain (nerve pain) caused by herpes virus or shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.

Use only the brand and form of gabapentin your doctor has prescribed. Check your medicine each time you get a refill to make sure you receive the correct form.

The Gralise brand of gabapentin is indicated for the management of neuropathic pain only. It is not used for epilepsy.

Horizant is used

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Amlodipine: Drug Uses, Side Effects & Dosage

Generic Name: amlodipine (am LOE di peen)
Brand Names: Katerzia, Norvasc

Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Dec 1, 2019.

What is amlodipine?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that dilates (widens) blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Amlodipine is used to treat chest pain (angina) and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease.

Amlodipine is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

Amlodipine is for use in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

Important information

Before taking amlodipine, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or liver disease.

Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of amlodipine.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using amlodipine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has

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medicine | Definition, Fields, Research, & Facts

Medicine, the practice concerned with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.

The World Health Organization at its 1978 international conference held in the Soviet Union produced the Alma-Ata Health Declaration, which was designed to serve governments as a basis for planning health care that would reach people at all levels of society. The declaration reaffirmed that

health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, is a fundamental human right and that the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a most important world-wide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other social and economic sectors in addition to the health sector.

In its widest form, the practice of medicine—that is to say, the promotion and care of health—is concerned

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Medicine From The Trenches

In the twenty years that I have practised medicine/surgery, nothing like this COVID-19 disease epidemic has been my experience. I was practising in Washington, DC during the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001; a time when I thought nothing could be worse. Well, this viral pandemic is worse because many people only listen to what that WANT to hear rather than what the NEED to hear. I see the worst examples of noncompliance in those who had little trust for science and medicine in the first place.

Having performed bariatric surgery on a population of people who have dire mental health and physical needs, I see many of the same behaviours in people who are not adapting to this 2020 pandemic. I see hoarding behaviour; a sign of anxiety. I see anger; a sign of depression and I see fear; understandable because this is a new situation for

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At-risk doctor-nurse tandem not slowing down amid pandemic

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Healthcare Heroes

The News & Observer is telling the stories of “Healthcare Heroes,” those on the frontlines of treating coronavirus patients. Others are managing the equipment that allows those patients to be treated safely. These workers are putting their own health and the health of their families at risk every day so they can help others. Here are their stories.


Their kids tried, at least. They tried sharing concern with their parents, knowing it probably wouldn’t make a difference. Brooks and Darlene Wilkins have been practicing medicine alongside each other for a long time. They understand their responsibility.

He’s a doctor, 71 years old. She’s a nurse, and 68. At the start of the pandemic, when it became more and more certain that the novel coronavirus would not simply fade away as some had hoped, their three adult children warned them of the risks they

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Abacus Medicine – Better Access. Better Healthcare.

Information on the Corona virus crisis

In many countries, the healthcare systems are currently experiencing an exceptionally difficult period as a result of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

Abacus Medicine is part of the pharmaceutical supply chain and we are continuing our operations in order to offer all possible support.

We will continue to purchase medicine from our suppliers and continue to deliver medicine to hospitals, pharmacies and all other customers.

We are operating in accordance with the instructions and recommendations from the relevant, national authorities. Some of our employees are already working from home, but our service and supply remains unaffected. We are in full operation and will continue to answer your calls and reply to your e-mails. 

Please rest assured that we are doing everything within our control to ensure the continued supply of medicine.

 

For Healthcare Authorities

Our extensive network in the EU and globally often allows us

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Family Medicine Specialty

In the increasingly fragmented world of health care, one thing remains constant: family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focusing on integrated care.

Unlike other specialties that are limited to a particular organ or disease, family medicine integrates care for patients of all genders and every age, and advocates for the patient in a complex health care system.

The AAFP represents 136,700 physicians and student members nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits — that’s 192 million visits annually – 48 percent more than to the next most visited specialty.

The specialty of family medicine was created in 1969 to fulfill the generalist function in medicine, which suffered with the growth of subspecialization after World War II. Since its creation, the specialty has delivered on

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Cracking cancer’s code | Stanford Medicine

A gift of education

A philanthropist’s challenge grant will make nearly $90 million in new financial assistance available to eliminate medical school debt for incoming students in need.

New Health Trends Report

The Stanford Medicine 2020 Health Trends Report shows physicians and medical students preparing for a health care future improved by data science and technological advances.

Rave new world

The discovery that it might be possible to eliminate Ecstasy’s addictive properties could increase the drug’s potential for use in psychiatry, new research shows.

Alcohol flushing tied to Alzheimer’s

A common mutation that causes facial flushing and inflammation in response to alcohol can lead to biochemical changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.

Hiding in plain sight

Even teens who aren’t especially thin could be dangerously ill from atypical anorexia nervosa, according to new research.

Take it to heart

Stents or bypass surgeries might not be needed for patients with

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