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Link Between Money Woes, Domestic Abuse Tough to Untangle
Link Between Money Woes, Domestic Abuse Tough to Untangle FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Money problems and domestic violence appear to be linked, but it's not clear whether one leads to the other, researchers report. "What we don't know yet is whether financial stress makes a violent couple more violent, or is financial stress enough of a disruption in a relationship that violence begins? Both are plausible," said study corresponding author Corinne Peek-Asa. She is the director of the Injur...
Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season
Let Safety Bloom in Your Garden This Season FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Some of those dangers include: insects, too much sun, garden tools and chemicals, according to the CDC. Wear gloves to reduce the risk of skin irritations, cuts and certain contaminants. Sun protection includes a long-sleeved shirt, a wide-brimmed hat, and sun...
Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study
Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests. Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less likely to die of the disease, versus non-users. Death rates from prostate and breast cancers also tended to be lower ...
Laser Pointers Probably Won't Damage Pilots' Eyes
Laser Pointers Probably Won't Damage Pilots' Eyes WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lasers aimed at airplane cockpits likely won't damage pilots' eyes, but could lead to disaster by distracting them, eye experts warn. Reports of handheld lasers directed at aircraft are accelerating globally. Last year, more than 7,700 cases were reported to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and the number seems to be soaring this year, according to published reports. "Obviously, if such a distraction...
Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke
Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lonely and isolated people may face a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, researchers report. Social isolation raised that risk by about 30 percent, exerting the same level of influence on heart health as risk factors such as anxiety and job stress, the British review found. "Addressing loneliness and social isolation could have an important role in the prevention of two of the leading causes o...
Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study
Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who follow a low-fat diet may be slightly less likely to die if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. A decade after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82 percent of those eating low-fat fare were still alive, compared to 78 percent of those eating a higher-fat diet. "Breast cancer mortality was less [in the low-fat group], but not significantly," said Dr. Rowan Chlebows...
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report. "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray because it does not expose them to radiation," explained study leader Dr. James Tsung. He is an associate professor in the departments of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Ica...
Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study
Life-Saving Health Care in Poor Nations Would Cost $5 Per Person: Study SUNDAY, April 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of health care that could save the lives of millions of children and their mothers every year would be less than $5 per person, researchers report. The money would expand basic health services -- such as birth control, nutritional supplements and medication to treat serious illnesses such as pneumonia and malaria -- in 74 low- and middle-income countries. Those countries account fo...
Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a Healthy Lifestyle TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Do you get a moderate amount of exercise, eat right, keep from piling on fat and avoid smoking? Congratulations, you're among the 2.7 percent of Americans who do so, according to a new study. Researchers say that, unfortunately, the other 97.3 percent of American adults get a failing grade on healthy lifestyle habits. The study looked at data on more than 4,700 people who took part in the U.S. National ...
Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used
Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The location of hand sanitizer dispensers in hospitals significantly affects how likely visitors are to use them, a new study finds. Researchers observed the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers by more than 6,600 visitors to Greenville Memorial Hospital in South Carolina. Use of the dispensers more than quintupled when they were placed in the middle of the lobby in front of the visitor entrance. The th...
Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages
Lack of Stem Cells May Be Key to Repeat Miscarriages TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A lack of stem cells in the lining of the uterus may cause recurrent miscarriages, a new study suggests. "We have discovered that the lining of the womb in the recurrent miscarriage patients we studied is already defective before pregnancy," said research team leader Jan Brosens, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Warwick in England. Brosens said the researchers will use the finding...
Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring
Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Later MS in Offspring MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with too little vitamin D during their pregnancy may have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis when they reach adulthood, a new study suggests. One expert in the United States said that the findings need to be interpreted with caution, however. "We cannot say from this study that low vitamin D levels cause MS in women's offspring," said Dr. Daniel Skupski, chair of obstetrics an...
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens
Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Tied to Worse Concussions in Teens FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players wearing loose helmets suffer worse concussion effects than players whose helmets fit properly, new research suggests. Young athletes with loose helmets had the highest rates of concussion symptoms, such as drowsiness, hyper-excitability and sensitivity to noise. Their concussions also lasted longer and were more severe, the study found. "Concussions are very complicate...
Lazy Weekends May Boost Body Fat, Study Shows
Lazy Weekends May Boost Body Fat, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Playing couch potato on the weekends may be even worse for your weight than working at a desk all week, new research suggests. Exercise scientists reported that even a 20-minute reduction in sedentary time on Saturdays and Sundays added up to a loss of more than 2 pounds and 1.6 percent of body fat after a year. But the same association was not seen with sedentary time during the weekdays. "We know that, on averag...
Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Low Vitamin D Levels May Signal More Aggressive Prostate Cancer WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer may be more aggressive in men who are deficient in vitamin D, new research suggests. A study of nearly 200 men having their prostate removed found those with low vitamin D levels were more likely to have rapidly growing tumors than those with normal levels of the "sunshine" vitamin. "If men with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to have [more advanced disease] at the time of pr...
Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives
Lower Fruit, Vegetable Prices Might Save Lives TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting the cost of fruits and vegetables, while bumping up prices on junk food, could prevent thousands of deaths from heart disease and stroke each year in the United States, two new studies suggest. Researchers say that policies to trim the cost of produce, such as agriculture subsidies, could make healthy eating affordable for more Americans. And that could translate into more than 500,000 lives saved over 20 y...
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids
Lawn Mowers Can Cause Severe Injuries to Kids TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite long-standing safety guidelines, U.S. children continue to suffer severe injuries from both regular power lawn mowers and ride-on mowers, a new Pennsylvania-based study finds. In more than half of such cases, children required an amputation, the research showed. "People don't realize how dangerous lawn mowers are," warned senior study author Dr. Douglas Armstrong. He's a professor of orthopedic surgery and d...
Lack of Sleep May Give You the 'Munchies'
Lack of Sleep May Give You the 'Munchies' MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep may give you the "munchies," a small study suggests. Sleep deprivation appears to boost levels of a chemical that makes eating more pleasurable -- similar to the effects of marijuana, University of Chicago researchers said. "We found that sleep restriction boosts a signal that may increase the hedonic aspect of food intake, the pleasure and satisfaction gained from eating," Erin Hanlon, a research associate...
Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report
Lyme Disease 'Biofilm' Eludes Antibiotics: Report THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The bacteria that causes Lyme disease protects itself from antibiotics by forming a slime-like layer called a biofilm, a new study shows. In many cases, Lyme disease returns after a patient has completed antibiotic treatment, and this finding may help explain why that occurs, the researchers said. University of New Haven researchers determined that Lyme disease-causing Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria produces a b...
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows
Laser Unlocks Blood-Brain Barrier for Chemotherapy, Study Shows WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Laser surgery can open the protective blood-brain barrier, enabling chemotherapy drugs to reach brain tumors, according to a new, small study. The new technique might improve treatment of brain cancer, neurosurgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said in a university news release. "The laser treatment kept the blood-brain barrier open for four to six weeks, providing us ...
Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans
Lung Cancer Survivors May Be Getting Too Many PET Scans MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lung and esophageal cancer survivors have PET imaging scans as part of ongoing monitoring for the possible return of cancer, but a new study suggests that many of those scans may be unnecessary. In addition, the researchers found that having the pricey scans as the first line of imaging detection might not improve survival rates. PET scans can detect early signs of cancer. But these tests can be expens...
Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids
Lots of Fish in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Obesity Risk in Kids MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies whose mothers eat high amounts of fish during pregnancy appear to be at raised risk for obesity in childhood, and pollutants in the fish may drive the effect, a new study finds. A research team led by Dr. Leda Chatzi, of the University of Crete in Greece, tracked data from more than 26,000 pregnant women and their children in the United States and Europe. The children's weight was followed unti...
Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment
Lasting Damage Seen in LGBT Teens Who Suffer Harassment WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens who experience severe harassment can suffer from serious mental health problems, a new study suggests. "With bullying, I think people often assume 'That's just kids teasing kids,' and that's not true," said study author Brian Mustanski, director of Northwestern University's Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing in Chicago. "If th...
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study
LGBT Immigrants Often Faced Persecution in Homeland: Study TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people seeking asylum in the United States and Canada report suffering persecution and abuse in their homelands, a small study reveals. The severe verbal, physical and sexual abuse often began in childhood, the study found. Perpetrators included parents and caregivers, peers and school staff, the Rutgers University researchers said. The study included 26 ...
Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Losing Pancreas Fat May Treat Type 2 Diabetes THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say that losing 1 gram of fat from the pancreas can reverse type 2 diabetes. The catch? No one has yet figured out how to lose weight just from the pancreas. And, this small study's findings suggest that to lose that much fat from the pancreas, someone with type 2 diabetes would need to have weight-loss surgery, or diet long enough to lose about 15 percent of their body weight. While the study d...
Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?
Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative? FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a laser to heat and destroy tumors -- called laser ablation -- may be an effective way to treat small breast cancers, potentially saving some women from a lumpectomy, new research suggests. The laser ablation technique used in this study is called Novilase Breast Therapy. It involves placing small probes in the center of the cancer and then using heat from the laser to destroy the tumors. "It works," said Dr. B...
Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary
Long-Distance Running Takes Toll on Joints, But It May Be Temporary MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Runners who run very long distances suffer cartilage damage in their lower joints -- but the cartilage can regenerate, a small study suggests. The researchers also found that the runners had lost about 6 percent of their brain's gray matter by the end of the race. But eight months later, their gray matter volume had returned to normal. The study included 44 runners taking part in the 2009 Trans ...
Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads
Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned, the American Medical Association said Tuesday. Currently, ads for drugs to treat diabetes, depression, impotence and more deluge TV viewers. This drives demand for expensive treatments, the nation's most influential doctor group said when it adopted the new policy. "Today's vote in ...
Lowering Body Temperature May Help Cardiac Arrest Patients
Lowering Body Temperature May Help Cardiac Arrest Patients MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lowering the body temperature after someone's heart has stopped beating may improve the odds of surviving with good brain function, a new study suggests. In fact, patients whose body temperatures were lowered (therapeutic hypothermia) were nearly three times more likely to survive cardiac arrest, the study found. Those treated with the cold therapy were also 3.5 times more likely to have better mental fu...
Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States
Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between States FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of surgery to cure lung cancer vary greatly across the United States, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from patients in 38 states and the District of Columbia who were diagnosed with early stage non-small cell lung cancer between 2007 and 2011. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. It can potentially be cured by surgery if it's detected at an early stage before ...
Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later
Losing a Parent in Childhood May Raise Suicide Risk Decades Later WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parental death can be a devastating experience for any child, and a new study suggests it might raise a person's suicide risk well into adulthood. Danish researchers looked at long-term outcomes for more than 189,000 Scandinavian children who had a parent die before the child was age 18, and compared that to data on nearly 2 million children who did not have a parent die. Both groups were follo...
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study
Lower Blood Pressure Target Could Save Lives: Study MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans could avoid heart disease if doctors controlled their high blood pressure more aggressively than previously recommended, a groundbreaking study contends. The SPRINT trial has revealed that a target systolic blood pressure of 120 reduces by about one-quarter the rate of death, heart attack, heart failure and stroke, compared with the currently recommended target pressures of 140 for people u...
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds SATURDAY, Nov. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Public defibrillators can help anyone save the life of someone suffering cardiac arrest, but the devices are often kept behind locked doors, a new study finds. At issue is the accessibility of devices called automated external defibrillators, or AEDs. They are portable, layperson-friendly versions of the devices doctors use to "shock" the heart out of cardiac arrest. It's now routine for paramedic...
Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare
Low-Income HIV Patients May Be Doing Better on Obamacare THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income HIV patients who enrolled in Obamacare may be faring better than they did on traditional state assistance, a new study suggests. At least that's the case in Virginia, where the study was done. Researchers found that people infected with HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) who switched from the state's drug-assistance program to an Obamacare insurance plan had greater odds of gaining better control...
Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer
Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates. The finding is based on a pair of studies, one conducted in the United States and Canada, and the other conducted in Australia and New Zealand. "Back in 2000, research concluded that rectal cancer can be treated with a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach that uses small holes in...
Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause
Less Sleep May Mean Less Sex After Menopause WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Too little sleep may lead to too little intimacy for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. The study included nearly 94,000 women who were asked about their sleep habits during the previous four weeks. They were also asked about their sexual activity during the past year, and their levels of sexual satisfaction. The women were all between the ages of 50 and 79, the researchers said. Thirty percent of women had ...
Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts
Lower Drinking Age May Bring More High School Dropouts MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18 might lead to a surprising consequence -- more high school dropouts. So claims a new study that found U.S. high school dropout rates increased between 4 percent and 13 percent in the 1970s and 1980s, a time when many states lowered the legal drinking age to 18. Dropout rates among black and Hispanic students rose more than among white students, the study reveale...
LDL Cholesterol Does this test have other names? Low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, LDL-C What is this test? This test measures the amount of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) in your blood. LDL cholesterol is often called "bad" cholesterol because it causes plaque to build up inside your arteries and leads to heart disease. Cholesterol screening is recommended for men older than 35 and women older than 45. If you have risk factors for heart disease, such as a family history of heart disease...
Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes
Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes Does this test have other names? LDH, lactic dehydrogenase What is this test? This is a blood test to measure the different LDH isoenzymes that may be in your blood. Enzymes are proteins that cause chemical reactions in your body and provide energy. LDH enzymes are found in many tissues in the body, including the heart, red blood cells, liver, kidneys, brain, lungs, and skeletal muscles. LDH exists in five forms, or isoenzymes. Each isoenzyme has a slightly different str...
Lactate Dehydrogenase (CSF)
Lactate Dehydrogenase (CSF) Does this test have other names? Lactic acid dehydrogenase (CSF), LDH CSF What is this test? This test measures the amount of the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in your cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is the clear liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Enzymes are catalysts, or chemicals in your tissues and organs that cause the reactions necessary to provide energy to your cells. This test can help diagnose diseases and conditions that affect your central nervou...
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Langerhans cell histiocytosis, also called histiocytosis X, is a condition in which the level of a type of immune cell, called a Langerhans cell, is abnormally high. While Langerhans cell histiocytosis has been considered to be a type of cancer or a condition similar to cancer, researchers are now discovering that it is more likely tied to an autoimmune response and occurs when the body's immune system attacks itself. What is Langerhans cell histiocytosis? Langerhans cell h...
Living with Aplastic Anemia
Living with Aplastic Anemia Aplastic anemia is a rare blood disorder that may be diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. Click Image to Enlarge Aplastic anemia happens when bone marrow, the spongy tissue inside bones, doesn’t produce enough red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Red blood cells carry oxygen through the bloodstream to all areas of the body. White blood cells fight infections, and platelets help blood clot if bleeding starts. Why some children have this bone marrow pro...
Lumbar Disk Replacement
Lumbar Disk Replacement (Artificial Disk Replacement in the Lumbar Spine) Procedure overview A lumbar disk replacement is a type of back surgery. It involves replacing a worn or degenerated disk in the lower part of your spine with an artificial replacement made of medical-grade metal or a combination of medical-grade metal and medical-grade plastic. Lumbar disk replacement is a relatively new procedure to relieve back pain. It gained FDA approval in 2004. It is generally seen as an alternative to the m...
Long QT Syndrome
Long QT Syndrome Your heartbeat is a complex bodily function — many systems must work in unison. Disruptions in the electrical activity of your heart can lead to problems. Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is one of them. LQTS is a rare heart disorder. Its name stems from a reading on the electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, which doctors use to evaluate your heartbeat. The ECG machine records and measures each of your heartbeats as five “waves.” Each wave has a different letter designation: P, Q, R, S, and T. The re...
Levomefolate Oral tablet
Levomefolate Oral tablet What is this medicine? LEVOMEFOLATE is a medical food. It is used together with medicines to manage depression and schizophrenia. How should I use this medicine? Take this medical food by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You can take it with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. ...
Levetiracetam Oral tablet, extended-release
Levetiracetam Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? LEVETIRACETAM (lee ve tye RA se tam) is an antiepileptic drug. It is used with other medicines to treat certain types of seizures. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. You may take this medicine with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed...
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Oral capsule
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Oral capsule What is this medicine? LISDEXAMFETAMINE (lis DEX am fet a meen) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. It is also used to treat binge-eating disorder in adults. Federal law prohibits giving this medicine to any person other than the person for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription l...
Lithium Oral solution
Lithium Oral solution What is this medicine? LITHIUM (LITH ee um) is used to prevent and treat the manic episodes caused by manic-depressive illness. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Mix the syrup with fruit juice or other flavored drink before taking to impr...
Lithium Carbonate Oral tablet, extended-release
Lithium Carbonate Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? LITHIUM (LITH ee um) is used to prevent and treat the manic episodes caused by manic-depressive illness. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not break, crush or chew. Take after a meal or snack to avoid stomach upset. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. The...
Linseed oil, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Fatty acids Oral capsule, liquid filled
Linseed oil, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Fatty acids Oral capsule, liquid filled What is this medicine? FLAXSEED (FLAKS seed), also known as LINSEED (LIN seed), is a dietary supplement. Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. It is promoted for heart, skin, and immune system health. The FDA has not approved this supplement for any medical use. This supplement may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions. How should I use this medicine? Take by mouth w...
Leflunomide Oral tablet
Leflunomide Oral tablet What is this medicine? LEFLUNOMIDE (le FLOO na mide) is for rheumatoid arthritis. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. What side effects m...
Lidocaine Transdermal patch - 24 hour
Lidocaine Transdermal patch - 24 hour What is this medicine? LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding area. The medicine helps treat nerve pain from herpes (shingles) infection. How should I use this medicine? Apply the patches over the most painful areas of skin. Make sure the skin does not have any open sores or rashes. If irritation or burning feelings occur, remove the patch or patches, and do not apply the patch again until the irritation resolves. Do not touch yo...
Lidocaine Hydrochloride Oromucosal solution
Lidocaine Hydrochloride Oromucosal solution What is this medicine? LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is a local anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin and surrounding tissues. How should I use this medicine? The medicine is for topical use in the mouth or throat. Do not swallow this medicine unless you have been told to. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure the solution. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. If you have a sore plac...
Lung Transplantation Procedure
Lung Transplantation Procedure (Transplant-Lung, Lung Transplant, Lung Graft) Procedure overview What is a lung transplant? A lung transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both diseased lungs from a patient and replace it with a healthy one from another person. The majority of lungs that are transplanted come from deceased organ donors. This type of transplant is called a cadaveric transplant. Healthy, nonsmoking adults who make a good match may be able to donate a part (a lobe) of ...
Lung Scan (Perfusion Lung Scan, Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy, Radionuclide Pulmonary Scan, Ventilation-Perfusion Scan, V/Q Scan) Procedure overview What is a lung scan? A lung scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine the lungs to identify certain conditions. A lung scan may also be used to follow the progress of treatment of certain conditions. A lung scan is a type of nuclear radiology procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used during the procedure to as...
Lung Biopsy (Biopsy-Lung, Closed Lung Biopsy, Transthoracic Needle Lung Biopsy, Percutaneous Needle Lung Biopsy, Transbronchial Lung Biopsy, Pulmonary Biopsy, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, VATS) Procedure overview What is a lung biopsy? A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope. A lung biopsy is a procedure in which samples of lung tissue are removed (with a special biopsy needle or during surgery) to determine if lung disease or canc...
Lobectomy (Thoracotomy, Thoracoscopic Lobectomy, Removal of a Lobe of the Lungs, Lung Surgery) Procedure overview What is a lobectomy? A lobectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one of the lobes of the lungs. The procedure may be performed when an abnormality has been detected in a specific part of the lung. When only the affected lobe of the lung is removed, the remaining healthy tissue is spared to maintain adequate lung function. A lobectomy is most often performed during a surgical proc...
Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, ESWL, Shock Wave Lithotripsy) Procedure overview What is lithotripsy? Lithotripsy is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract. Lithotripsy treats kidney stones by sending focused ultrasonic energy or shock waves directly to the stone first located with fluoroscopy (a type of X-ray “movie”) or ultrasound (high frequency sound waves). The shock waves break a large st...
Liver Transplantation Procedure
Liver Transplantation Procedure (Liver Transplant, Hepatic Transplant) What is a liver transplant? A liver transplant is a surgical procedure performed to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver from another person. The liver may come from a deceased organ donor or from a living donor. Family members or individuals who are unrelated but make a good match may be able to donate a portion of their liver. This type of transplant is called a living transplant. Individuals who donate a portion of their ...
Liver Scan (Liver-Spleen Scan, Liver Scintigraphy) Procedure overview What is a liver scan? A liver scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine the liver to identify certain conditions or to assess the function of the liver. A liver scan may also be used to follow the progress of treatment of certain conditions. This procedure may also be referred to as a liver-spleen scan because the spleen often is examined as well due to its proximity and close functional relationship to the liver. A li...
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