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TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S.
TB Cases Falling for Foreign-Born People in U.S. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tuberculosis cases among foreign-born people in the United States fell by one-fifth in recent years, and the reasons for the decline depend on people's country of origin, a new study suggests. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection affecting the lungs and sometimes other organs. Overall, TB cases in the United States decreased over the past two decades, but TB cases among foreign-born people remained higher...
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain
Too Much, Too Little Sleep During Pregnancy May Prompt Weight Gain THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests. "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who's with the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "Our findings provide a potential mechanism [weight gain] for poor sleep in pre...
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and cold remedies, parents should consider treating their children with home remedies, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. Like all medications, even cold and could remedies available without a prescription can cause serious side effects in young children, the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions. Because of the risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008...
Too Often, CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered
Too Often, CPAP Is Only Sleep Apnea Treatment Offered THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of those diagnosed with sleep apnea fail to stick with the standard treatment for the condition, the CPAP mask, a new study says. And most aren't given additional options or referred to a specialist, even when they can't tolerate the first treatment. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common breathing disorder in which a person frequently stops or slows their breathing during sleep. The standard tr...
Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?
Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook? TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer survivors report lower quality of life than people who survive deadlier cancers, a new study finds. About 98 percent of thyroid cancer patients survive five years and more than 95 percent survive a decade, leading some to call it a "good cancer." Moreover, thyroid cancer, which is on the rise, could soon account for 10 percent of all cancer survivors in the United States, researchers from ...
The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study
The Younger the Mother, the Worse Her Health at Midlife: Study SUNDAY, Dec. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their first child in their mid-20s to mid-30s have better health at age 40 than those who have their first child in their teens or early 20s, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 3,300 American women for the study. The women's health was followed from 1979 through 2008. The women all had a first child between ages 15 and 35. They rated their own health when they...
Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat
Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they've been banned as pets in the United States since 1975, small turtles are still causing salmonella infections, mostly in children, researchers report. The turtles, less than 4 inches long, remain popular pets, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In a new report released Wednesday, CDC researchers identified eight salmonella outbreaks between 2011 and 2013, causing 473 illnesses across th...
The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study
The Pill, Hormone Therapy Safe for Women Taking Blood Thinners: Study TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women on blood thinners can also take contraceptives that contain estrogen, or hormone replacement therapy, without raising their risk for blood clots or uterine bleeding, a new Italian study finds. Currently, women diagnosed with blood clots may be advised to stop hormone therapy or use of the contraceptive pill -- even if they are already on a blood thinner. The reason: Doctors are often co...
Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds
Toddlers Adept at Using Touch-Screen Devices, Study Finds TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch-screen technology may have a role in assessments of child development since toddlers as young as age 2 are adept at swiping, unlocking and actively searching for features on smartphones and tablets, a small study suggests. "Interactive touch-screen applications offer a level of engagement not previously experienced with other forms of media and are more akin to traditional play," wrote researchers ...
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine
Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to toxic chemicals while in the womb or in early life may weaken a baby's immune system response to the tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, researchers say. The study focused on two common toxins: PCBs, an industrial chemical; and DDT, used in pesticides. These so-called "persistent" pollutants are not easily broken down and remain a health threat years after being banned. PCBs were banned in the United ...
To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades, Feed Them Breakfast: Study
To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades, Feed Them Breakfast: Study FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides more evidence that a good breakfast helps kids do better in school. Researchers looked at 5,000 students in Great Britain between the ages of 9 and 11. They found that those who ate a healthy breakfast were up to two times more likely to achieve at least average grades than those who did not eat breakfast. The Cardiff University study was published recently in the journal Public...
Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis
Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- All adults and teens at increased risk for syphilis should be screened for the sexually transmitted disease, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation says. The recommendation complements a 2009 task force recommendation that all pregnant women be screened for syphilis. Rates of the disease in the United States are on the rise, with nearly 20,000 cases of the earliest stages of syphilis r...
Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who have an early, noninvasive form of breast cancer had similar recurrence rates of disease whether they took the drug tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole after surgery, new research shows. However, the side effects of the two medications differed greatly, said study author Jack Cuzick, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary Univer...
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who watch tons of TV, and spend more time on the couch than at the gym, may end up paying for it with diminished mental performance in middle-age, new research suggests. "We found that low physical activity and high TV watching in young adulthood were associated with worse cognitive [mental] function" in middle-age, said Tina Hoang, a staff research associate with the Northern California Insti...
Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds
Teens More Cautious About Sex When Parents Set Rules, Study Finds MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis suggests that parents who set rules and keep tabs on their teenagers may have kids who are more cautious about sex. "Parents really matter, and they're influential," said report co-author Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, co-director of the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health at New York University's Silver School of Social Work. At issue: How can parents convince their children to ...
Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health
Too Much Sitting Hurts Heart Patients' Health THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with regular exercise, people with heart disease who sit too much have worse health than those who sit less, a new study suggests. Previous research has linked too much sitting with an increased risk of heart disease. But the authors of this study say it's the first to examine the impact of too much sitting on people who already have heart disease. The study included 278 heart disease patients who had been tau...
Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries
Turkey Day Touch Football Might Lead to Ankle Injuries THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Touch football is an important Thanksgiving tradition for many Americans, but more than 25,000 people will suffer a serious ankle injury during those games, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) says. If you're among those who gets a Turkey Day ankle injury, proper treatment is essential. Otherwise, you could develop long-term ankle problems, the experts cautioned. "The severity of an ank...
Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study
Those in Their 50s Now Largest Group Battling Addiction to Narcotics: Study WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults are now the largest age group seeking help in narcotic painkiller and heroin treatment programs, a study based in New York City found. Narcotic painkillers include prescription painkillers, such as morphine, oxycodone (Oxycontin), and hydrocodone (Vicodin, Percocet). These medications are also known as opioids. The researchers' analysis of data revealed a "pronounced age ...
Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group
Too Many Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight: Doctors' Group MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women's health experts say. More than half of reproductive-age women in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). In pregnant women, obesity increases the risk of miscarriage, prematur...
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teasing overweight girls about their weight can cause lasting harm to their self-image and might increase their risk of eating disorders, a new study suggests. "Weight status may be a more sensitive issue for children who are overweight or obese, and being teased about it may elicit a stronger response from them as opposed to children who are not overweight or obese," Norma Olvera, a professor and health educator...
Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds
Teens, Parents Share E-Cigarette Concerns, Poll Finds MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens agree with parents that the sale of electronic cigarettes should be tightly controlled, a new U.S. poll finds. "We found overwhelming public support of state efforts to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors," poll director Dr. Matthew Davis, a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan, said in a university news release. More than 75 percent of teens aged 13 to 18...
Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds
Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many operating rooms have too many people coming and going during surgeries, which puts patients at increased risk for infections, a new study suggests. Most operating rooms in U.S. hospitals have special ventilation systems meant to keep out potentially contaminated air from surrounding corridors. But every time the doors open, outside air can get into the operating room, the study authors explained. ...
Type 1 Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease
Type 1 Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although more than one million Americans have type 1 diabetes, most people don't understand the toll it can take on daily living. "It would be easier to tell you how diabetes doesn't affect my life," said Meri Schuhmacher-Jackson, a mother of four sons -- three with type 1 diabetes. "Type 1 diabetes affects every aspect of our lives. It looks invisible from the outside. But, it's anything but invisible for us. There's a ha...
Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study
Too Few Psychiatric Patients Screened for Diabetes: Study WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite guidelines, diabetes screening rates are low among adults with severe mental illness who take antipsychotic medications, researchers find. In a new California study, fewer than one-third of mental health patients were screened for type 2 diabetes, despite an elevated risk for the disorder, the researchers reported in the Nov. 9 online edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine . Treatment wi...
Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control
Too Few U.S. Hispanics Have Cholesterol Under Control MONDAY, Nov. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undertreatment of high cholesterol is a major problem among Hispanics in the United States, a new study finds. The research, to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Orlando, Fla., found that only one-third to one-half of Hispanics who could benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were taking them. One heart expert wasn't surprised by the finding. "The result of ...
Talk Therapy May Beat Light Treatment for SAD: Study
Talk Therapy May Beat Light Treatment for SAD: Study FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As winter's short days approach, more people will suffer from the depression of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now, new research suggests that talk therapy is better than light-box therapy in preventing relapses of the ailment. "SAD is a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern based on the duration of sunlight present during the day," explained one expert not connected to the study, Dr. Matthew L...
The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
The Physically Active Less Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression FRIDAY, Nov. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors who exercised for years prior to the event have a lower risk of developing depression, according to a new study. Researchers looked at 189 people in Norway after their first heart attack. People who were physically active for 10 years before their heart attack were 20 percent less likely to be depressed after the event than those who were inactive, the investigators found. The...
Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say
Think You're Allergic to Penicillin? Maybe Not, Researchers Say THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people who've been told they're allergic to penicillin may be able to safely take the drug, a small study suggests. Most people who believe they are allergic to penicillin have been told so by a doctor after having a reaction to the antibiotic. Most never take penicillin again, even if they are never tested for the allergy, the researchers said. The researchers examined the medical records of ...
Tapeworm May Have Spread Cancer Cells to Colombian Man
Tapeworm May Have Spread Cancer Cells to Colombian Man WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer cells transmitted from a common tapeworm appear to have caused cancer-like tumors in a Colombian man with HIV -- the first known case of what's called "malignant transformation," U.S. health officials are reporting. The parasite -- known as Hymenolepis nana , or the dwarf tapeworm -- is the most common human tapeworm worldwide, particularly in developing nations. At any given time, up to 75 million ...
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study
Teens Do Listen to Parents' Advice About Sex: Study MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens whose parents talk with them about sex are more likely to wait to have sex and to use birth control and condoms when they do, a new study finds. Although a parent's voice is only one in the mix of influences, it does have a significant, though small, role in helping their kids avoid sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies, the researchers said. And the effect was slightly stronger when m...
Tribal Study Finds Short Sleep Not Just Curse of Modern Living
Tribal Study Finds Short Sleep Not Just Curse of Modern Living THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fast-paced urban lifestyles may not be to blame for the lack of sleep that plagues many people today, a new study shows. Researchers tracked the sleep habits of three traditional hunter-gatherer groups in Bolivia, Namibia and Tanzania, and found their sleep timing and duration to be similar to those of more "modern" people. The finding "has important implications for the idea that we need to take s...
Tough Alcohol Policies Linked to Lower Death Rates From Liver Damage
Tough Alcohol Policies Linked to Lower Death Rates From Liver Damage THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- States with strong alcohol control policies have lower death rates connected to alcohol-related liver damage, a new study finds. Researchers gave states scores based on their alcohol control policies, such as taxes, retail price restrictions and hours-of-sale limits. The stronger the policies, the higher the score. A 10-point increase in the score was associated with 9 percent fewer alcoholic...
Telecommuting Isn't Always a Win-Win Situation
Telecommuting Isn't Always a Win-Win Situation FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many people dream of giving up their daily commute and padding to work in their pajamas and slippers. But telecommuting has to be carefully thought out and implemented to be successful, new research says. A growing number of companies offer work-from-home options even though there is conflicting evidence about the effectiveness of this approach, the study authors said. "Our intent is to provide a balanced picture of ...
Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study
Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High Among Gay Men: Study WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning is far more popular among gay and bisexual men than it is among heterosexual men, a fact that may explain why they also have higher skin cancer rates, new research suggests. "Overall, the rate of indoor tanning among these men is between three to six times greater than it is among heterosexual men," said study co-author Dr. Matthew Mansh, an intern in the department of internal medicin...
Transgender Discrimination Linked to Risky Health Behaviors
Transgender Discrimination Linked to Risky Health Behaviors FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discrimination may trigger risky health behaviors by transgender Americans, a new study suggests. Transgender adults who deal with more discrimination are more likely to smoke cigarettes, abuse alcohol and drugs, and attempt suicide, the study revealed. "This research suggests that the consequences of being [identified] as transgender and gender nonconforming are often far-reaching," Eric Anthony Grollma...
Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study
Too Few Women Get Counseling Before Breast Cancer Gene Test: Study THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports. Such counseling is important prior to undergoing genetic testing for mutations of BRCA, a gene strongly linked to the risk of both cancers, the study authors said. And actress Angelina Jolie's revelati...
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids
Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Televisions topple over on thousands of toddlers each year, sometimes causing head injuries severe enough to result in death, Canadian researchers are reporting. Often these mishaps aren't witnessed by adults, which indicates a lack of awareness of the dangers TV sets can pose to kids if the sets aren't securely mounted, the researchers added. "These injuries are increasing around the world," said lead researcher Dr. Michael Cusiman...
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 produced 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 also an indicator of cystic fibrosis (CF). To find health ...
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 determines whether you have been infected with tuberculosis (TB), a highly contagious bacterial infection. It's possible to have latent or inactive TB and not feel sick, or you can have active TB disease with symptoms. Why do I need this test? You might need this test if you have recently been exposed to someone who has TB or if your doctor suspects you may h...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Triamcinolone Acetonide Nasal spray
Triamcinolone Acetonide Nasal spray What is this medicine? TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) nasal spray is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat the nasal symptoms of seasonal and year round allergies. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for use in the nose. Follow the directions on your prescription or product label. This medicine works best if used regularly. Do not use more often than directed. Make sure that you are using your nasal spray correctly. Ask you doctor or health care prov...
Testosterone Muco-adhesive buccal tablet
Testosterone Muco-adhesive buccal tablet 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? Patients should read and understand how to use medicine. Follow the directions given to you by your doctor or health care professional. This medicine is placed on the gums in the mouth. Take your medicine at...
Telithromycin Oral tablet
Telithromycin Oral tablet What is this medicine? TELITHROMYCIN (tel ith roe MYE sin) is a ketolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections.This medicine will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not s...
Tinzaparin Sodium (Porcine) Solution for injection
Tinzaparin Sodium (Porcine) Solution for injection What is this medicine? TINZAPARIN (tin ZA pa rin) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat blood clots in the lungs or in the veins. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin. 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 n...
Testosterone Transdermal patch - 24 hour
Testosterone Transdermal patch - 24 hour 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 skin patch is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. How should I use this medicine? Apply these patches once daily, at the same time every evening. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Open the pouch and remove the patch. Remove the protective liner and silver disk from the pa...
Testosterone Topical gel
Testosterone Topical gel 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 gel is used in males to treat low testosterone levels. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. This medicine is applied at the same time every day (preferably in the morning) to clean, dry, intact skin. If you take a bath or shower in the morning, apply the gel after the bath or sho...
Total Hip Replacement
Hip Arthritis and Replacement When the hip joint is injured or develops arthritis, hip replacement surgery may be recommended. Take a closer look at hip arthritis and what to expect during hip replacement surgery.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Procedure overview What is a transurethral resection of the prostate or TURP? A transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a surgical procedure that removes portions of the prostate gland through the penis. A TURP requires no external incision. The surgeon reaches the prostate by inserting an instrument through the urethra (the narrow channel through which urine passes from the bladder out of the body). This instrument, called a resectoscope, is abou...
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE, Heart Scan with Endoscopy, Transesophageal Echocardiography) Procedure overview What is a transesophageal echocardiogram? A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a diagnostic procedure that uses echocardiography to assess the heart’s function. Echocardiography is a procedure used to assess the heart's function and structures. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. When the transdu...
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