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What Vitamins Are Contained in a Yam Plant?

What Vitamins Are Contained in a Yam Plant?

Yams have a health benefits and can be included in a healthy diet. The yam is a good source of fiber and provides the body with a number of vitamins and minerals. The yam is often confused with the sweet potato, which shares the deep orange color. When shopping for yams, make sure that.........[Read More]
Isentress Side Effects

Isentress Side Effects

Isentress is a prescription medication that is used for the management of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It is used alongside other medicines to control the infection and to help decrease the chances of complications occurring. It is classified as being an integrase inhibitor. As ......[Read More]
How to Insert a Small Laminar 1.5 GPM

How to Insert a Small Laminar 1.5 GPM

Unlike aerator faucet fixtures, which add air to faucet streams, laminar-style flow fixtures force water through small channels inside the fixture. The water flow is pressurized as it passes through the laminar on its way out of the faucet. Laminar-flow fixtures also are efficient in conserving wate......[Read More]
What IV Methylprednisolone Dose Is Optimal for Acute Asthma?

What IV Methylprednisolone Dose Is Optimal for Acute Asthma?

Does a higher dose of systemic corticosteroid manage asthma exacerbations more effectively than a lower dose?......[Read More]
How to Read Prescription Bottles

How to Read Prescription Bottles

The label on your prescription bottle contains information from your doctor and your pharmacist about using your medication correctly. What information appears on the label is designated by each U.S. state's pharmacy board, but several items are common.......[Read More]
Antioxidant Nutrients

Antioxidant Nutrients

Review the latest data regarding the health benefits of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and carotenoids.......[Read More]
How Long Does Percocet Stay in Your Urine?

How Long Does Percocet Stay in Your Urine?

What Is Percocet?Percocet is a brand name prescription pain reliever used to treat numerous injuries and medical problems. Generally prescribed for joint, muscule and tooth pain, percocet also can be used after minor or major surgery. Percocet is a narcotic analgesic that contains both.........[Read More]
Signs of Vitamin Toxicity in Children

Signs of Vitamin Toxicity in Children

The most important job of a parent is protecting and nurturing children so they grow to be strong, healthy adults. And part of that nurturing is ensuring that their diets are filled with all the fruits, vegetables and protein that make a body healthy. In addition, 30 percent of Americans include vit......[Read More]
What Are the Types of Oral Medications?

What Are the Types of Oral Medications?

The most common way people take medications is orally (by mouth). Oral medications can be swallowed, chewed or placed under the tongue to dissolve.......[Read More]
Should All Antiepileptic Drugs Be Given With Folic Acid?

Should All Antiepileptic Drugs Be Given With Folic Acid?

Do all patients need folic acid supplementation when taking antiepileptic drugs? Or only women of childbearing age?......[Read More]
Strattera Side Effects: How Long

Strattera Side Effects: How Long

Strattera is medication available by prescription only for the treatment of ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Categorized as a non-stimulant medication, Strattera is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Lilly and is available for adults and children ages 6 and older. Side effect......[Read More]
Vitamins for 40 Year Old Men

Vitamins for 40 Year Old Men

Taking vitamins is part of leading a healthy lifestyle.vitamin e image by Margaret M Stewart from Fotolia.comTaking vitamins with your regular diet is a helpful way of ensuring you are keeping your body as healthy as possible. As you get older, it is even more important to take vitamins.........[Read More]
Chondroitin Glucosamine Side Effects

Chondroitin Glucosamine Side Effects

Chondroitin glucosamine is a combination of naturally occurring chemicals formed in sugar chains that aids in maintaining healthy joints in users. The medication is used as a nutritional supplement for people with osteoarthritis and other inflammatory joint disorders. As is the case with most nutrit......[Read More]
How to Prepare Valerian Root Tea

How to Prepare Valerian Root Tea

Valerian is common to Europe and North America and is used as a sedative to treat insomnia and anxiety. It is available, in pills, tinctures and extracts at health food stores, commercial drug stores and online retailers. You can also make a tea from whole valerian root. Valerian tea can be bitter b......[Read More]
What Are the Side Effects of Stopping Amitriptyline?

What Are the Side Effects of Stopping Amitriptyline?

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depression. If amitriptyline is discontinued suddenly after you have taken the medication for several months or years, it is possible to develop withdrawal symptoms or side effects.......[Read More]
What Are the Dangers of Plavix?

What Are the Dangers of Plavix?

Plavix is a drug commonly used to prevent blood clots in the brain, heart and body. It is manufactured by Bristol Meyers Squibb Co. It is commonly prescribed after you have suffered a heart attack or stroke or have had a positive stress test that could indicate that a heart attack is imminent. Plavi......[Read More]
Influenza Vaccines

Influenza Vaccines

Will the new influenza vaccine formulations offer better prevention?......[Read More]
How to Take an Anavar Dose

How to Take an Anavar Dose

Searle Pharmaceuticals first developed the steroid hormone oxandrolone, which it manufactured and sold under the brand name Anavar. Scientists derived Anavar from the male hormone testosterone to treat a number of health conditions. Like other steroids, Anavar exerts a number of anabolic, or tissue-......[Read More]
Complete Guide to Diuretics

Complete Guide to Diuretics

Diuretics increase urine output and alter electrolyte levels by acting on the nephrons in the kidney. Here are several examples of diuretics.......[Read More]
Carnosine Benefits

Carnosine Benefits

L-carnosine is a natural body antioxidant and has many uses. It is useful in preventing cancer and also other neurological disorders such as autism, Parkinson's disease, dyslexia and ADHD......[Read More]