The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Generic Furosemide Disappoints | How to Afford Lasix?

Lasix (furosemide) is an absolutely essential medication. It treats excess fluid buildup (edema). But we keep hearing about generic furosemide problems.

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Alternative Health

Can You Overcome Depression with Exercise?

Multiple studies show that people with chronic conditions can overcome depression with regular physical exercise–swimming, tai qi, running or hiking.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Doctors Come Clean on Salt Restriction for Heart Failure

Do you watch your salt intake? The AHA tells everyone to cut back on sodium. Salt restriction for heart failure is a bedrock medical belief. Is it true?

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully?

A long-running study suggests that people who eat fish and shellfish regularly are less prone to chronic disease as they age.

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Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)

The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain Relievers

A Danish study reviews the dangers of diclofenac and finds that it can harm the heart and digestive tract. Are topical NSAIDs like Voltaren Gel any safer?

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cardiac arrest

Will Vitamin Supplements Prevent Heart Problems?

An analysis of more than 150 studies found that most supplements don't prevent heart problems. The exception? Folic acid alone or in B-complex vitamin pills.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Will Exercise Prevent Heart Failure?

People who are physically active in middle age may be able to prevent heart failure as they grow older. Exercise is an important element of a healthy lifestyle.

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Furosemide (Lasix) Side Effects & Generic Troubles

Furosemide (Lasix) side effects are not always fully described. Be aware of side effects such as incontinence, dizziness, diabetes and kidney damage.

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Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib, arrhythmia)

Arthritis Drugs Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Disturbance

NSAIDs like ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen and diclofenac increase the risk for atrial fibrillation.