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"Doctors Debunk Five Myths About Brain Metastases"

Neurosurgeons recommend that brain metastasis count should not guide treatment for patients who need personalized care (dailyRx News) New medical research continually contributes to how physicians treat their patients. As new information becomes available, older practices can become obsolete. A committee of experts is seeking to reject five myths associated with the brain metastases, or…

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"Losing Weight for Better Sleep"

Weight loss associated with improved sleep and overall mood (dailyRx News) Being overweight can have a wide range of effects on people’s overall health, both mental and physical. And numerous studies have shown that increased weight is associated with a decrease in sleep at night. And now, new research suggests that slimming down can have…

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"Norovirus a Common Cause of Illness Worldwide"

Norovirus has been a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting throughout the world (dailyRx News) The phrase “the stomach bug” is pretty common, but what is this illness with unpleasant symptoms? In many cases, it might be norovirus. The researchers behind a new study performed a review of previous studies related to stomach illness, or…

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NCPA member wins runoff for GOP nomination to House seat

(Source: NCPA)- Overcoming PBM industry opposition, NCPA member Buddy Carter won the Republican nomination for an open seat in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District in a July 22 runoff. Carter, a pharmacist for more than 30 years and owner of three stores, defeated surgeon Bob Johnson 53% to 46% in a hard-fought campaign. Carter finished first among six…

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"Studies Find Benefits in Eating Nuts"

Eating nuts linked to decreased weight gain and lower type 2 diabetes risk (dailyRx News) Nuts are rich in fiber and protein, but also can be high in fats, leaving people to wonder if they should be part of a healthy diet. A research team recently reviewed published studies and concluded that long-term consumption of…

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"FDA Approves Afrezza for Diabetes Control at Mealtime"

New inhaled insulin treatment gets FDA approval for mealtime blood sugar control (dailyRx News) The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes. The new medication is called Afrezza (insulin human) Inhalation Powder. Afrezza is a rapid-acting inhaled insulin used at the start of…

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"Long-Term Impact of Brain Injury"

Traumatic brain injury increased risk of dementia in veterans (dailyRx News) One of the most common injuries from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has been traumatic brain injury. Researchers are still learning the long-term implications of this injury. A recent study found that one potential long-term concern related to this injury is the risk of…

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"Many Knee Replacements May Be Unnecessary"

Total knee replacement surgery for arthritis patients may be inappropriate in many cases (dailyRx News) For some patients with arthritis, knee replacement may eventually seem like the only option for treating their pain. But a new study suggests this treatment may not always be appropriate. The study analyzed cases of total knee replacement by looking…

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"Combined Exercises May Be Best for Type 2 Diabetes"

Aerobic and resistance training helped control blood sugar and lipids in people with type 2 diabetes (dailyRx News) Exercise is good for everyone, including those with diabetes. But what is the best type of exercise to help control the blood sugar of people with type 2 diabetes? A new study suggests that a combination of…

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"Older Adults In Certain Regions May Be Healthier"

Quality of life and health of older adults better in Midwest and Northeast US than in the South (dailyRx News) Could older residents in certain parts of the country fare better than their peers in other regions? Maybe so, according to the authors of a new study. This new study examined health-related quality of life…

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