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Cough

Trying to ease a cough can be a frustrating experience. If it arrived with a cold or another upper respiratory tract infection, it's likely to go away eventually, but those 2 or 3 weeks of suffering until it does can... (Read More)
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Natural approaches to treating coughs and colds, with recipes and home remedies. Drugs for flu (Read More)
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Home Remedies for Cough

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Learn home remedies for cough from The People's Pharmacy. (Read More)
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Learn how to treat a cough in this video with Joe Graedon.... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: If you have ever wondered whether there is a good way to take... (Read More)
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Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: When the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association announced its... (Read More)
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Medical errors and adverse events are much too common, especially when it come to pediatric patients. Is there a way to protect children in the hospital?Traumatic brain injury affects more than 1,000,000 people in the United States each year, not... (Read More)
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A lot of people are suffering with winter colds at this time of year. Questions have been raised about the safety and efficacy of over-the-counter cold medicines for young children, and possibly even for the rest of us. Are there... (Read More)
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Diverticulitis accounts for 130,000 hospitalizations each year but many people don’t understand this common condition. Danny Jacobs, MD, MPH, is Chairman of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. He explains how to diagnose and treat diverticular disease.Experts have told... (Read More)
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658 Children's Health

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A majority of drugs that doctors prescribe for kids have never been tested in children. Even over-the-counter cough and cold remedies that used to be marketed to parents for sniffly tots are no longer considered effective or even safe for... (Read More)
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Q. I started taking lisinopril for high blood pressure in December. Soon after, I developed a nagging dry cough that wouldn't stop. I have thrown up because the coughing was so bad. I have also had blood tests and chest... (Read More)
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Q. I developed a dry cough soon after my doctor diagnosed me with hypertension and put me on Altace. I would cough and cough until I would gag and throw up at work into my trashcan because the coughing would... (Read More)
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Q. I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest x-ray and blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted... (Read More)
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Q. I was interested in a column about a person who developed cough while taking lisinopril. I myself was put on this medicine for high blood pressure and immediately began having violent coughing spells. If they started in a meeting,... (Read More)
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Q. You ran a story about lisinopril causing cough. I had the same experience.My regular doctor referred me to an audiologist who diagnosed acid reflux. I then went to an ENT doctor who had no suggestions. Finally I saw an... (Read More)
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Q. I've been battling a common cold this week. One night, in desperation, I coated the soles of my feet with Vicks and the cough subsided. I have no idea how that could work, but I don't care. I slept!... (Read More)
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One of the most popular blood pressure pills in the pharmacy these days is Diovan (valsartan). It belongs to a class of medications called ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers). Other drugs in the class include: ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTOR BLOCKERS (ARBs): • Candesartan... (Read More)
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Pseudovent 400 is an expectorant used to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with upper respiratory infections, such as congestion, sinusitis, hay fever, and cough.  ... (Read More)
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Guaifenex PSE 60 is an expectorant used to treat nasal congestion and cough associated with upper respiratory infections. Check out Wikipedia for more information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaifenex  ... (Read More)
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Tussionex Pennkinetic is used to treat cough and other upper respiratory symptoms related to allergies or cold. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6948 Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussionex ... (Read More)
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Q. I have found that elderberry extract really helps against the common cold. If I start taking it soon enough I can keep the cold from getting a foothold. A. German researchers have found that a standardized elderberry extract is... (Read More)
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Q. Our family has had several bouts of respiratory infections this fall. Our 5-year-old daughter is still coughing through the night and keeping everyone awake. We tried over-the-counter cough remedies but they didn't make much difference. My wife worries they... (Read More)
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One listener shares his experience using ginger to treat the symptoms of the common cold. Ginger is well known for its beneficial effects on the digestvie tract, but can also ease coughs and colds. --------... (Read More)