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House Call: Act fast if you see these stroke symptoms

UPDATED: Wed., May 11, 2022

Most of us know a family member or friend who has suffered the effects of an acute stroke. There are about 800,000 patients a year in the U.S. who experience a stroke. It is a frightening event that can be devastating to daily functioning. It remains the No. 1 cause of disability in this country. A stroke used to be an event that often had little treatment.
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People’s Pharmacy: Doxycycline antibiotic caused damage to throat

My 31-year-old daughter recently had a problem with a medication. She had been prescribed a 10-day round of doxycycline, an antibiotic, to prevent an infection. She took her first dose in the evening before she went to bed. She woke up in the middle of the night feeling like the pill was stuck in her throat.
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Red Cross: Blood donors needed ahead of summer

UPDATED: Wed., May 11, 2022

The school year is almost over. While summer often equates to fun, it doesn't mean a slowdown for medical emergencies. Hospitals nationwide still rely on blood supplies to save lives. To ensure a strong blood supply for upcoming months, the Red Cross is calling for more donations now.
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A life-saving step: What’s required to be a living donor

To accept a donor, the process requires four to six months that includes the person's health checkups. It starts with an online application, at sacredheartlivingdonor.org, with about 10-15 confidential health questions online. The program has accepted donors ages 18-65.
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People’s Pharmacy: Probiotics may overcome bad breath

UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2022

Q. You have written about bad breath that might be caused by an infection with H. pylori. May I suggest an approach that helps my husband? When his breath turns bad, he takes acidophilus for a few days. That seems to settle his stomach and eliminate the bad breath. This probiotic pill does not require a prescription.
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Leaks, abortion as a ‘fundamentally different’ issue than same-sex marriage and more: What does the Supreme Court draft opinion say about the future?

UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2022

The leaked draft decision indicating the Supreme Court's conservative majority's position on abortion access has implications on issues tied legally to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, including same-sex marriage and contraception. Those implications will likely not be clear until a final decision is rendered before the court recesses at the end of June, local legal and court experts said Tuesday.

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