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  • Queen Latifah Puts Heart Failure Center Stage

    Posted: 10/10/2016

    Queen Latifah Puts Heart Failure Center Stage FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When her mother was diagnosed with heart failure, the award-winning singer and actress Queen Latifah was shocked. Her mom, Rita Owens, was a New Jersey high school teacher only in her early 50s. But after she passed out at school one day, doctors determined she was one of 6 million Americans with heart failure, a chronic, progressive disorder. Like many of them, Owens had missed the early symptoms of the disorder, i...

  • Quick Apple Crisp

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Quick Apple Crisp Ingredients 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup quick oats 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 pounds apples (about 6, medium-sized) 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon butter Directions In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, oats, and brown sugar. Wash and peel apples. Quarter them, cut out core and seeds. Slice apple quarters. Spread apples in a 12-by-8-inch baking pan. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and topping mixture over apples. Dot with butter. Bake at...

  • Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Quitting Smoking May Gain You Friends TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Kicking the smoking habit doesn't only boost your health, it may also help you build a wider circle of friendships, a new study says. And, over several years, quitters were more likely to start new friendships with nonsmokers, the research found. "I wouldn't say it's a surprise, but it's a welcome finding. It's good to have it documented by a study that quitting smoking will broaden your social circles," said Dr. Norman Ede...

  • Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Quitting Smoking While Pregnant: What Works WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Use of nicotine patches or the drug Zyban helps pregnant women quit smoking before and after they give birth, a new study says. "In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women smokes," said study author Anick Berard, a professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal. "We already know that smoking during pregnancy increases the chances of miscarriage as w...

  • Quantitative Influenza Antibody (Nasal or Throat Swab)

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Quantitative Influenza Antibody (Nasal or Throat Swab) Does this test have other names? Direct immunofluorescence (DFA), indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) antibody staining. What is this test? This test checks for influenza antibodies in a sample of secretions from your nose or throat. Influenza is a common illness of the respiratory system. It can have serious health effects or even be fatal, especially if you have a weakened immune system. Influenza A is more common and can be more serious. It spreads...

  • Quantitative Immunoglobulins

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Quantitative Immunoglobulins Does this test have other names? IgA, IgE, IgG, IgM; immunology testing What is this test? This test measures the amount of antibodies called immunoglobulins in your blood. Your immune system makes antibodies to fight off bacteria, viruses, and other invaders that could harm your health. Your body makes several types of immunoglobulin antibodies: M, G, A, and E. They are called IgM, IgG, IgA, and IgE. IgG is found in your blood and tissue. IgM is mostly found in your blood. ...

  • Quinapril Hydrochloride Oral tablet

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Quinapril Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? QUINAPRIL (KWIN a pril) is an ACE inhibitor. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take more medicine than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. Talk to your pediatricia...

  • Quinapril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide Oral tablet

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Quinapril Hydrochloride, Hydrochlorothiazide Oral tablet What is this medicine? QUINAPRIL; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (KWIN a pril; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. It is used to treat high blood pressure. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do...

  • Quinidine Gluconate Solution for injection

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Quinidine Gluconate Solution for injection What is this medicine? QUINIDINE (KWIN i deen) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. This medicine also helps to slow rapid heartbeats. It is also used to treat certain types of malaria. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection into a muscle or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in childre...

  • Quinidine Sulfate Oral tablet, extended-release

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Quinidine Sulfate Oral tablet, extended-release What is this medicine? QUINIDINE (KWIN i deen) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. This medicine also helps to slow rapid heartbeats. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. The tablets may be broken in half, but should not be crushed or chewed. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. ...