Category: Medicine

What’s in Your Prescription?

What’s in Your Prescription?

If your doctor prescribes medicine for you, make sure you’ve told him or her about any other medicines you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and supplements. You also need to talk about any allergies you have or any side effects you’ve had with other drugs.When you get a new ...

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What is Edema?

What is Edema?

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body. Causes of Edema include the following: Eating too much salt Sunburn Heart failure Kidney disease Liver problems from cirrhosis Pregnancy Problems ...

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2.7M HIPPA Settlement

2.7M HIPPA Settlement

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that found ...

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Man Gets Zika from Sex

Man Gets Zika from Sex

A New York City woman who became infected with the Zika virus on a trip outside the United States passed the infection to her boyfriend during sex, city health officials reported. It's the first reported case of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika -- before this case, sexual transmission had only been ...

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