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Heart disease and cortisol

Stress and heart disease

Lena Edwards, MD, internist, Balance Health & Wellness Center, discusses stressand cardiovascular disease. Cortisol has effects in causing disease over the long-term. It lowers growth hormone levels, increases blood pressure, increases visceral...

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Erythromycin infusion fosters upper gastrointestinal preparation for endoscopy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Erythromycin infusion fosters preparation of the upper gastrointestinal tract for endoscopy in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding without the need for nasogastric tube placement and gastric lavage, researchers from...

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Two-day course of dexamethasone effective for asthma flares

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Adult patients with asthma exacerbations do as well with 2 days of oral dexamethasone as with 5 days of oral prednisone, according to a report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online February 18. The authors point out...