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Trypsinogen (Blood) Does this test have other names? Immunoreactive trypsinogen, IRT, newborn screening What is this test? This test measures the amount of trypsinogen in the blood. Trypsinogen is a chemical made by the pancreas. It is usually made in small amounts to help with digestion. In premature babies or babies who had a stressful delivery, levels of trypsinogen in the blood may be elevated. High levels of trypsinogen in a newborn are may mean cystic fibrosis (CF). To find health problems early, ...
Trypsin/Chymotrypsin (Stool) Does this test have other names? Test for concentration of pancreatic enzymes, direct pancreatic enzyme measurement What is this test? This test checks your stool sample for trypsin and chymotrypsin, two enzymes made by the pancreas. The test measures how well your pancreas is working if you have cystic fibrosis (CF). CF stops the pancreas from making its normal digestive enzymes. In most cases, this problem shows up during the first years of life. Children with CF often hav...
Trypsin (Blood) Does this test have other names? Trypsinogen What is this test? This test measures levels of trypsin in your blood to see if you have pancreatitis. Your pancreas is an organ in your belly (abdomen). It lies behind your stomach. One of its jobs is to make enzymes that go into your small intestine to help you digest foods. The pancreas can become inflamed (pancreatitis). This can occur suddenly (acute pancreatitis). Or it can grow worse over a longer time (chronic pancreatitis). During acu...
Troponin Does this test have other names? Cardiac troponin (cTn), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), cardiac troponin T (cTnT) What is this test? This test measures the amount of the protein troponin in your blood. Troponin is found in cells in your heart muscle. When these cells are injured—most often because the heart isn't getting enough oxygen and nutrients—they can release troponin and other substances into the blood. Measuring your levels of troponin often can quickly tell your healthcare provider whether...
Triglycerides Does this test have other names? Lipid panel, fasting lipoprotein panel What is this test? This test measures the amount of triglycerides in your blood. Triglycerides are one of several types of fats in your blood. Other kinds are LDL ("bad") cholesterol and HDL ("good") cholesterol. Knowing your triglyceride level is important, especially if you have diabetes, are overweight or a smoker, or are mostly inactive. High triglyceride levels may put you at greater risk for a heart attack or str...
Tricyclic Antidepressant Screen
Tricyclic Antidepressant Screen Does this test have other names? Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) testing What is this test? This test is used to check a sample of blood or urine for tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Healthcare providers prescribe these medicines for depression and a number of other problems. These include anxiety, headaches, and nerve-related pain. These medicines can be helpful in normal doses. But taking too much can be fatal. These medicines are often the cause of death in prescriptio...
Trichomonas Vaginalis (Discharge)
Trichomonas Vaginalis (Discharge) Does this test have other names? Trichomonas culture, testing for "trich" (pronounced "trick"), trichomoniasis, TV What is this test? This test looks for the Trichomonas vaginalis (T. vaginalis) parasite. This parasite causes a sexually transmitted disease (STD) called trichomoniasis. This is a common type of STD. The parasite is more likely to infect women than men. Experts have traditionally thought it causes few complications. But during pregnancy, it can raise a wom...
Transferrin Does this test have other names? Total iron-binding capacity, TIBC, transferrin saturation What is this test? This test measures the amount of the protein transferrin in your blood. Your liver makes transferrin. It creates much more when your body's stores of iron run low. Iron plays many important roles in your body, including helping your red blood cells carry oxygen. Nearly all the iron in your body is normally attached to transferrin. Normally, your body carefully monitors your iron leve...
Toxoplasma Gondii (Amniotic Fluid)
Toxoplasma Gondii (Amniotic Fluid) Does this test have other names? Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Toxoplasma gondii DNA What is this test? This test is used to diagnose Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection in the fetus. T. gondii is a parasite that can infect people, but infections often don't cause any symptoms. People can become infected after eating infected undercooked meat, especially lamb, venison, or pork, or drinking contaminated water. People can also be exposed to the parasite by clea...
Toxoplasma Gondii Antibody
Toxoplasma Gondii Antibody Does this test have other names? Immunoglobulin G antibodies, immunoglobulin M antibodies, Sabin-Feldman dye test, ELISA, IFA test, agglutination test What is this test? This test looks for antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) infection in your blood. T. gondii is a parasite that can infect people when they: Eat infected meat, especially lamb, venison, or pork, that hasn't been thoroughly cooked Eat food contaminated by knives, utensils, cutting boards, or other fo...
Total Protein and A/G Ratio
Total Protein and A/G Ratio Does this test have other names? Albumin/globulin ratio What is this test? This is a blood test to measure the levels of protein in your body. Your liver makes most of the proteins that are found in your blood. Albumin is one major type of protein. Albumin carries many other substances around your system, including medicines and products your body makes. Another kind of protein called globulin has other functions in your body. This test provides information about the amount o...
Total Copper (Blood)
Total Copper (Blood) Does this test have other names? Total copper serum test What is this test? This test measures the total amount of copper in your blood. Normally most of the copper in your blood is carried by a protein called ceruloplasmin. Adults have 50 and 80 milligrams (mg) of copper in their body, mostly in muscle and the liver. Copper helps make melanin, bone, and connective tissue. It also helps with many other processes in your body. You normally get copper through your diet, in foods like ...
Total Bilirubin (Blood)
Total Bilirubin (Blood) Does this test have other names? Total serum bilirubin, TSB What is this test? This is a blood test that measures the amount of a substance called bilirubin. This test is used to find out how well your liver is working. It is often given as part of a panel of tests that measure liver function. A small amount of bilirubin in your blood is normal, but a high level may be a sign of liver disease. The liver makes bile to help you digest food, and bile contains bilirubin. Most bilirub...
TORCH Panel Does this test have other names? TORCH screen What is this test? The TORCH panel test is used to help diagnose infections that could harm the fetus during pregnancy. TORCH is an acronym of the 5 infections covered in the screening: T oxoplasmosis. This infection is caused by a parasite commonly picked up from cat stools. Babies can get congenital toxoplasmosis. If untreated, it can cause blindness, deafness, seizures, and intellectual disability. O ther, including syphilis. Syphilis is a sex...
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Does this test have other names? TSH, thyrotropin test What is this test? This is a blood test that measures your level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Healthcare providers use this test to diagnose problems affecting the thyroid. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland near the base of your throat above your collarbones. The thyroid makes two hormones, T3 and T4, that affect your energy levels, mood, weight, and other important parts of your health. The pituitary glan...
Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody
Thyroid Antithyroglobulin Antibody Does this test have other names? Thyroid antibody test, thyroglobulin antibody test What is this test? This blood test looks for antibodies made by your body in response to thyroglobulin, a protein made by the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the lower-front of your neck that makes the hormones T3 and T4. These hormones help control your metabolism, the process in which your body uses energy. The thyroglobulin antibody test can help diag...
Thyroid Antibody Does this test have other names? TPO Abs, Tg Abs, TSH-Rs Abs What is this test? This test measures the amount of thyroid antibodies in your blood. The test can help find out whether you have a problem with your thyroid. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland near the base of your throat above your collarbone. The thyroid makes two hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones affect your energy levels, mood, weight, and other important aspects of your health. In some people, the immune system m...
Thrombin Time Does this test have other names? Thrombin clotting time, TCT What is this test? Blood clotting is an important step in healing from an injury, such as a cut. Forming a blood clot is a complicated process. It involves many blood components that must interact in a specific order. Thrombin time is a measure of how long the blood's plasma, or the liquid portion of the blood, takes to form a clot. This test gives information about how well one particular blood component called fibrinogen is wor...
Theophylline Does this test have other names? Serum theophylline concentrations, blood theophylline level What is this test? This test measures the level of theophylline in your blood. Theophylline is a chemical similar to caffeine. It's sometimes used as a medicine to treat lung conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and bronchiolitis. Sometimes it's prescribed to babies, especially premature infants, to help their breathing and lung function. Theophylline reduces inflammatio...
Tetanus Antibody Does this test have other names? Vaccine responsiveness test What is this test? This test looks for tetanus antibody in your blood. Tetanus is a serious disease caused by the toxin from Clostridium tetani bacteria. The toxin makes its way into the nervous system and causes muscle spasms and rigid muscles. If you have been vaccinated for tetanus in the past, this test should show that you have enough antibodies against the disease. If your levels are too low, you will be revaccinated. Th...
Total Testosterone Does this test have other names? Testosterone (total), serum testosterone What is this test? This test measures the level of the hormone testosterone in your blood. Testosterone is a male sex hormone (androgen) that helps male features develop. Testosterone is made in the testes and the adrenal glands. It causes the changes that occur in boys during puberty. Testosterone helps hair and muscles to grow. It also helps the penis and testes to grow. Testosterone also causes a boy's voice ...
Tegretol (Blood) Does this test have other names? Carbamazepine level What is this test? This test measures the amount of the medicine carbamazepine in your blood. Carbamazepine is the generic name of a medicine used to treat epilepsy, mania, bipolar disorder, and pain. Brand names include Tegretol, Carbatrol, and Equetro. Certain people have serious but rare skin reactions during the first 4 months of taking this medicine. Some of these reactions can be fatal. The FDA says that people at risk for these...
TB Screening (Skin)
TB Screening (Skin) Does this test have other names? Tuberculin test, TST, Mantoux, PPD (purified protein derivative) What is this test? This test finds out if you have been infected with tuberculosis (TB). This is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through the air. It's possible to have inactive (latent) TB and not feel sick. Or you can have active TB disease with symptoms. People with latent TB are not contagious. Why do I need this test? You might need this test if you have recently been ...
TB Culture Does this test have other names? Tuberculosis culture What is this test? This test finds out if you have tuberculosis (TB), a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through the air. The test can be done on a sample of sputum, the mucus you cough up from your lungs, or it can be done on urine, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, or tissue. This test is also done to monitor TB treatment. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if screening tests for TB (skin tests or blood tests) ar...
TB Screening (Whole Blood)
TB Screening (Whole Blood) Does this test have other names? Interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), Quantiferon test, T-spot What is this test? This test finds out whether you have been infected with tuberculosis (TB), a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through the air. It's possible to have inactive (latent) TB and not feel sick, or you can have active TB disease with symptoms. People with latent TB are not contagious. This test is more accurate and more specific than skin tests for TB. Resu...
Tay-Sachs Disease Does this test have other names? Tay-Sachs carrier screening, Tay-Sachs prenatal testing, Tay-Sachs disease DNA analysis What is this test? This test looks for specific gene changes in a sample of your blood. If you are already pregnant, the test looks at a sample of the fetus' blood. These gene changes (mutations) cause most cases of Tay-Sachs disease. Tay-Sachs disease is caused by a lack of a vital enzyme, Hex A (hexosaminidase-A). This can cause a fatty substance called GM2 ganglio...
Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase
Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase Does this test have other names? Bone turnover marker, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5b, TRAP What is this test? This test looks for the chemical tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) in your blood. This test can also be done on bone marrow. TRAP can appear in your blood if you have hairy cell leukemia, a kind of cancer that attacks your blood and bone marrow. It can also appear when bone is broken down in your body, as in the disease osteoporosis or in can...
T and B Lymphocyte and Natural Killer Cell Profile
T and B Lymphocyte and Natural Killer Cell Profile Does this test have other names? Lymphocyte profile, lymphocyte subset panel What is this test? This test finds and counts 3 types of white blood cells in your blood. Your body makes several types of white blood cells to fight off disease or illness. Lymphocytes are one type of white blood cell. They help your immune system by making antibodies and other substances that battle cancer and infections and by killing cells that are infected or that are fore...
Total and Free Insulin (Blood)
Total and Free Insulin (Blood) Does this test have other names? Serum insulin level What is this test? This blood test measures two types of insulin in your body: total and free. Insulin is found in your body in many forms. Bound insulin is attached to other proteins. This often occurs in people with diabetes who are treated with insulin. Free insulin is not attached to other proteins. Total insulin measures both free and bound insulin. The hormone insulin plays a key role in keeping your blood sugar at...
Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose
Two-Hour Postprandial Glucose Does this test have other names? Glucose, postprandial; glucose, two-hour postprandial; two-hour PPG; two-hour postprandial blood sugar What is this test? This is a blood test to check for diabetes. If you have diabetes, your body doesn't make enough insulin to keep your blood sugar in check. This means your blood sugar levels are too high, and over time this can lead to serious health problems including nerve and eye damage. This test is done to see how your body responds ...
Total and Free Carnitine
Total and Free Carnitine Does this test have other names? Quantitative plasma carnitine, plasma carnitine, plasma acylcarnitine analysis What is this test? This test measures the amount of a substance called carnitine in your blood. It looks at how much usable or "free" carnitine you have. It compares that with the total amount in your body. Carnitine is a compound that's present in nearly every part of your body. Your cells normally use the fats in your body for energy. Without carnitine, your body has...
Trichomoniasis in Teens
Trichomoniasis in Teens Trichomoniasis, known as trich , is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It's caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis , which, like all parasites, uses the host body in which it lives for food. It can cause vaginal inflammation in women and painful urination in men. By some estimates, millions of people have trich, but only about a third of them have any symptoms. Experts estimate that at least 1 out of 4 new infections occurs in teen girls. This STD is not a life-th...
The Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist
The Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist A pediatric sports medicine specialist is a doctor who has chosen to train and focus his or her medical practice on healing injuries caused during sports or athletic activities. These are injuries that could result from a collision between players, from a youngster working the same muscles too much,or from falling on a hard surface and fracturing a bone. If untreated, damage to a child's tendons, joints, muscles, and bones could have lasting effects on his or her...
Tubal Ligation (Female Sterilization) Tubal ligation is surgical procedure you may choose if you are an adult woman and you do not want to get pregnant in the future. You may have heard tubal ligation referred to as "getting your tubes tied." The word tubal refers to the fallopian tubes that carry the egg released from an ovary to your uterus every month. The word ligation means to tie off. Since this procedure prevents the egg and male sperm from connecting, it prevents pregnancy from occurring. It is ...
Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic douloureux) Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of nerve pain that affects your face. You may feel an intense burst of pain in part of your face, usually 1 side of the jaw or cheek. The pain may be burning or sharp and so severe that you can’t eat or drink. A flare-up begins with tingling or numbness in the area. Then pain starts to come and go, often in bursts that last anywhere from a few seconds to 2 minutes. During a flare of the condition, these bursts of pain may become more a...
Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be
Tips for Traveling Moms-to-Be Today’s society is increasingly mobile, and the demands of career and family often require travel during a woman’s pregnancy. Here are some tips and guidance for safe travels while you’re pregnant. Be sure to consider many factors when making your travel decisions, including the distance, travel time to your destination, and stress involved. A 5-hour trip by car with several stops may turn out to be shorter and less stressful than a 2-hour plane trip with long waits and lug...
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist
The Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist A clinical cardiac electrophysiologist, or cardiac EP, is a doctor who treats rhythm problems of the heart. A cardiac EP is a type of cardiologist. A cardiologist is a doctor who has had 3 or more years of extra training beyond internal medicine to treat problems of the heart and blood vessels. What training does a cardiac EP have? A cardiologist has at least 10 years of medical training. This includes 4 years of medical school, 3 years of training in internal me...
Transverse Myelitis What is transverse myelitis? Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition that happens when both sides of the same section of the spinal cord become inflamed. This inflammation can damage myelin, the fatty substance that covers your nerves. Loss of myelin often leads to spinal cord scarring that blocks nerve impulses and results in physical problems. Transverse myelitis is a relatively rare disease. It occurs most often in children ages 10 to 19 and in adults ages 30 to 39, but it...
The Cardiologist A cardiologist is a doctor who has had extra training to treat problems of the heart and blood vessels. A cardiologist has at least 10 years of medical training. This includes 4 years of medical school, 3 years of training in internal medicine, and 3 or more years in other special training, specifically in cardiology and its related or subspecialty fields. He or she must then pass a test from the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiology to be a board-certified cardiologist. Whe...
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury What is a traumatic brain injury? A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to, or penetration of the head. A TBI can occur during a car accident, from being tackled during a football game, or from a combat-related wound. ANerv_20140215_v0_002 After a TBI, nerve cells in the brain may be damaged. The neurons may have trouble doing their job of carrying signals to different parts of the brain. If you have a brain injury, you could have troubl...
Toxic Megacolon A toxic megacolon is rare, but life-threatening. It is a complication of severe colon disease or infection. Toxic megacolon can be deadly because it puts you at risk for infection throughout the body, shock, and dehydration. Toxic megacolon is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate treatment. Symptoms These are signs and symptoms related to toxic megacolon: Swelling of the belly Pain in the belly Fever Rapid heart rate Shock Diarrhea Who’s at risk Toxic megacolon is a complica...
Therapeutic Pain Blocks
Therapeutic Pain Blocks The relentless pain of an injury or the aftermath of surgery can be overwhelming. If standard pain-relieving medicines don't work, your health care provider may suggest injecting pain-relieving medicine into the site of the affected nerve. This injection will block the pain signals the nerve would otherwise send to your brain. If your brain doesn't receive this message of alarm, you won't feel the pain you would normally feel. Your health care provider might also include a steroi...
TENS Therapy Health care providers have been using electricity to help relieve pain since the mid-1960s. This form of pain relief sends electricity directly to parts of the body. It's called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS. A growing body of research says that TENS therapy may help some people in the right situation. Understanding nerve stimulation therapy The main reason that people use electric nerve stimulation therapy is to ease pain. Some of the common conditions that cause pai...
Treating Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulators
Treating Pain with Spinal Cord Stimulators Spinal cord stimulation is 1 way to manage various types of pain. A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord. Electrical stimulation is a more modern way to stimulate the nerves of muscles to treat pain, and it's been used for more than 30 years. Other methods of this type of stimulation are TENS (transcutaneous electrical stimulation) units, peripheral nerve stimulation, and deep brain sti...
Thalidomide Oral capsule
Thalidomide Oral capsule What is this medicine? THALIDOMIDE (tha LI doe mide) is used to treat multiple myeloma. It is also used to treat moderate to severe new lesions of leprosy and to prevent and keep the skin lesions of leprosy from coming back. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. If you are only taking this medicine once a day, take your dose at bedtime at least ...
Tetanus Toxoid, Adsorbed Solution for injection
Tetanus Toxoid, Adsorbed Solution for injection What is this medicine? TETANUS TOXOID (TET n uhs tok soid) is a vaccine. It is used to prevent infections of tetanus (lockjaw). How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional. A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine i...
Tacrolimus Solution for injection
Tacrolimus Solution for injection What is this medicine? TACROLIMUS (ta KROE li mus) is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or h...
Tacrolimus Oral capsule
Tacrolimus Oral capsule What is this medicine? TACROLIMUS (ta KROE li mus) is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. If you take the medicine with food, always take it with food. Do not take the medicine with grapefruit juice. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. You must take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take your ...
Tapentadol Oral tablet
Tapentadol Oral tablet What is this medicine? TAPENTADOL (ta PEN ta dol) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. If the medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take more than you are told to take. A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information care...
Tadalafil Oral tablet [Pulmonary Hypertension]
Tadalafil Oral tablet [Pulmonary Hypertension] What is this medicine? TADALAFIL (tah DA la fil) is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. This is a serious heart and lung condition. This medicine helps to improve symptoms and quality of life. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Take both tablets at the same time,...
Tolvaptan Oral tablet
Tolvaptan Oral tablet What is this medicine? TOLVAPTAN (tol VAP tan) is used to treat low levels of sodium in the blood. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. This medicine will be started in a hospital. You may need to continue this medicine at home. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not stop and re-start this medicine on your own. You may need to go back to a hospital to re-start this medicine. You can take it with or without food. If it u...
Temozolomide Solution for injection
Temozolomide Solution for injection What is this medicine? TEMOZOLOMIDE (te moe ZOE loe mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat some kinds of brain cancer. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine...
Tipranavir Oral solution
Tipranavir Oral solution What is this medicine? TIPRANAVIR (tip RA na veer) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Hous...
Testosterone Implant What is this medicine? TESTOSTERONE (tes TOS ter one) is the main male hormone. It supports normal male traits such as muscle growth, facial hair, and deep voice. This medicine is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. How should I use this medicine? This medicine will be inserted under your skin by your doctor or health care professional. Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescri...
Topotecan Hydrochloride Oral capsule
Topotecan Hydrochloride Oral capsule What is this medicine? TOPOTECAN (TOE poe TEE kan) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat small cell lung cancer. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. You can take it with or without food. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Talk to...
Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic drops, solution
Triple Antibiotic Ophthalmic drops, solution What is this medicine? Gramicidin; Neomycin; Polymyxin B (gram i SYE din; nee oh MYE sin; pol i MIX in B) is an antibiotic. It is used in the eye to treat certain types of infections. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. ...
Topiramate Oral capsule, sprinkles
Topiramate Oral capsule, sprinkles What is this medicine? TOPIRAMATE (toe PYRE a mate) is used to treat seizures in adults or children with epilepsy. It is also used for the prevention of migraine headaches. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. The capsules can be swallowed whole or opened carefully and the contents sprinkled on about on a small amount of soft food, such as applesauce, pudding, ice cream, oatmeal, or yogurt. This mixture must be swallowed immediately. Do not chew...
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States
Two Americans With Ebola Will Be Evacuated to United States FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa will be evacuated to the United States for treatment, U.S. State Department officials said Friday. "The State Department, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is facilitating a medical evacuation for two U.S. citizens who have been infected by Ebola in West Africa," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statem...
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival
There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Ebola virus currently raging in West Africa has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most deadly illnesses. But experts stress that early and intense medical care can greatly improve a person's chances of survival. There's no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which wreaks life-threatening havoc within the body by attacking multiple organ systems at the same time. Instead, doctors must ...
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes
The 'Bear' Facts on Obesity and Diabetes TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ways grizzly bears deal with hibernation and fluctuating weight might offer valuable new clues to human obesity and diabetes, new research suggests. The study authors note that the tissues of obese people with type 2 diabetes become dangerously insensitive to insulin, the hormone that helps control the level of sugar in the blood. However, unlike people, insulin levels in grizzly bears do not change, the researchers f...
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