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  • Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients

    Posted: 04/18/2017

    Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns. People with Alzheimer's disease are often given these drugs, called benzodiazepines, over the long term, the researchers said. Examples of benzodiazepines include alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan). "An increased risk of pneumonia...

  • Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea

    Posted: 03/08/2017

    Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, one of a collection of symptoms related to rare carcinoid tumors. Most of these slow-growing tumors are found in the gastrointestinal tract, the agency said in a news release. Carcinoid syndrome occurs in fewer than 10 percent of people with carcinoid tumors, commonly afte...

  • X-rays of the Skull

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    X-rays of the Skull What is a skull X-ray? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of the skull. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors, infection, foreign bodies, or bone injuries. X-rays use external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures to diagnose a problem. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially treated plates (similar to camera film). It makes a "negative" type picture is made. The more s...

  • X-rays of the Extremities

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    X-rays of the Extremities What are X-rays of the extremities? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of the bones, and surrounding soft tissues. Standard X-rays are done for many reasons, including diagnosing tumors, infections, foreign bodies, or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the extremity for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body structures onto specially treated plates (similar to camera film). It makes a "negative" t...

  • X-linked Inheritance

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    X-linked Inheritance Genes are the blueprints for making proteins. These are the substances our bodies need to form and work well. Most genes come in pairs, one of which is inherited from the mother and the other from the father. A mutation is a change in a gene that keeps it from working right. Mutations in genes are inherited from our biological parents in certain ways. One of the common patterns of genetic inheritance is called X-linked inheritance. What is X-linked inheritance? X-linked inheritance ...

  • Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Xiidra Eyedrops Approved to Treat Dry Eye TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms of dry eye disease, a group of conditions related to insufficient tear production. The chances of developing symptoms increase with age. Dry eye affects about 5 percent of adults aged 30 to 40 and up to 15 percent of people over age 65, the FDA said Tuesday in a news release. Left untreated, dry eye can lead to pa...

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back Podcast Detailed information on x-ray of the spine, neck, and back, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the spine. Play Audio

  • X-rays of the Skull Podcast

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-rays of the Skull Podcast Detailed information on x-ray of the skull, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the bones of the skull. Play Audio

  • Xylitol Oral solution

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Xylitol Oral solution What is this medicine? XYLITOL (ZAHY li tawl) oral solution is a prescription medical food. It is used to prevent recurrent ear infections in children. How should I use this medicine? Take this solution by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take after meals and/or snacks. Do not take more often than directed. Talk to you...

  • X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    X-rays of the Spine, Neck, or Back (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacral, or Coccygeal X-ray Studies) Procedure overview What are X-rays of the spine, neck, or back? X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to make images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film. Standard X-rays are performed for many reasons. These include diagnosing tumors or bone injuries. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic p...