What is Ajovy? Ajovy is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes as a prefilled syringe. You can self-inject Ajovy, or receive Ajovy injections from a healthcare provider in your doctor’s office. Ajovy can be injected monthly or quarterly (once every three months). Ajovy contains the drug fremanezumab,
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New research from The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences strongly suggests postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, is an autoimmune disorder and may help pave the way for a simple blood test that could help physicians diagnose the condition. POTS is characterized by large increases in heart rate and sometimes decreases
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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli departs the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, August 3, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Getty Images Notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli on Friday filed suit in federal court in Brooklyn against a Florida man, accusing him of fraudulently inducing Shkreli into
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Students share their experiences learning medical topics online with HMX courses from Harvard Medical School. Learn more about HMX online courses: https://onlinelearning.hms.harvard.edu/hmx/ HMX courses cover fundamental medical concepts through detailed visualizations, real-world scenarios, and genuine patient interactions. Courses are appropriate for those considering or advancing in health care and related careers, including students preparing for
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Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic discusses the controversial topic of using nutrition in the setting of IBD, dietary changes that may help patients with IBD, and the difficulty of proving whether or not specific diets are helpful in treating IBD. For more information on IBD, visit: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/inflammatory-bowel-disease/DS01195/?mc_id=youtube
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It’s never easy deciding when to quit vs. when to persist. With any ambition in life, there will be challenges and obstacles in your way. Most of the the time the answer is to stick with it, endure, practice discipline, and grind it out. But in some instances, the best option, the brave option, is
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Vaccination conspiracy theories and false information regarding vaccination safety has led to decline in vaccine uptake among millions of parents for their children. This has resulted in the comeback of infections that could be prevented by widespread vaccination such as measles, whooping cough etc. The World Health Organization has numbered anti-vaccination strategies or Anti-vaxxer groups
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What is Aimovig? Aimovig is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to prevent migraine headaches in adults. It comes in a prefilled autoinjector pen. You use the autoinjector to give yourself an injection at home once per month. Aimovig can be prescribed in one of two doses: 70 mg per month or 140 mg per
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With school back in session, children are resetting their routines. One that should not be overlooked? A consistent bedtime that leads to enough healthy sleep for children to thrive. No matter the age, children report improved alertness, energy, mood and physical well-being when enjoying healthy, consistent sleep. Back-to-school time provides families with a perfect opportunity
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Health officials are warning consumers about a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least three people. What to avoid? That’s where they disagree. Federal health officials are reviewing 450 possible cases linked to vaping across 33 states and one territory. At least three people have died from the illness. It’s too
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Combining two recently developed technologies—expansion microscopy and lattice light sheet microscopy— researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, MIT and Harvard Medical School have developed a method that yields high-resolution visualizations of large volumes of brain tissue. Their approach enabled them to image an entire fruit fly brain, as well as large sections
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Anki is a powerful tool for premed and medical students to improve their memory through flashcards. However, as a tool it is often misused and misunderstood. Here’s how you can create more effective flashcards to get the most out of Anki. Make sure you first watch the Memorization Part 1 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G49R744t4Ew Anki Playlist (Cloze
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Although people tend to accept that fruits and vegetables are healthful options, other food groups, such as dairy, spark more discussion and seem to have conflicting recommendations. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Choose My Plate recommendations state that adults should consume 3 servings of dairy products per day. Children should consume around 2
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What is Motegrity? Motegrity is a brand-name prescription drug that’s approved to treat adults with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). This is constipation that lasts for at least three months and has no known cause. Motegrity belongs to the drug class selective serotonin (5-HT4) receptor agonists. It comes as a tablet that you take by mouth
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Raspberry ketone, sometimes called rheosmin or frambinone, is the compound that gives raspberries their distinct smell. Some people claim that it also offers health benefits, but there is not yet enough research to confirm this belief. Raspberry ketone supplements have gained popularity on the health food scene as a weight loss aid, despite the lack
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are partnering with the Dutch biopharmaceutical firm Batavia Biosciences and Nashville-based IDBiologics to bring to the clinic a highly potent Zika virus neutralizing antibody they isolated three years ago. The mosquito-borne Zika virus is believed to cause microcephaly, unusually small heads, and other congenital malformations in children born
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Bacteria and other microbes in the gut help the body digest food. These bacteria may also play an important role in helping the body fight harmful bacteria, yeast, and other microbes. Foods that promote gut health can feed good bacteria or add more helpful bacteria to the gut. Less healthful foods may promote gastrointestinal problems
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Sertraline (Zoloft) is an antidepressant drug. People who take Zoloft may have mild to severe side effects. These can fade over time or persist. Zoloft belongs to a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Doctors prefer to prescribe SSRIs over other classes of antidepressants because their side effects are often less troublesome.
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Learn about the power of financial aid from the perspective of alumni and current students. Listen to their reflections as they discuss the impact financial aid had on their ability to attend Harvard Medical School and pursue their dreams.
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A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, doesn’t help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a condition in which the heart’s lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax and fill fully between beats. That is the finding of the RELAX study, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 62nd Annual Scientific Session
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