FDA Mandates New Acetaminophen Warning

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will require manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to include a new message on drug labels to warn consumers of the connection between acetaminophen and rare, but serious skin reactions that can sometimes be fatal. But despite the dire-sounding warning, the FDA has identified only 107 … Read More

Get Some Zzz’s: Nighttime Allergy Relief Tips

If allergy symptoms disturb your sleep at night, some simple changes to your sleeping environment might help you find relief, says allergist and immunologist Sandra Hong, MD. Especially if you are allergic to dust mites, mold, pollen or pet dander, you need to pay special attention to keeping your sleeping space clean and free from … Read More

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Allergy Shots: A Proven Option You Shouldn’t Ignore

Antihistamines and allergy medication offer a quick fix for the sneezing, runny nose, itchiness, teary eyes and difficulty breathing brought on by allergies. But a longer-lasting, proven treatment often goes ignored: allergy shots. “When it’s impossible to avoid allergy triggers or allergy medicine isn’t working, it may be time to consider allergy shots,” says Cleveland … Read More

A Poison Ivy Survival Guide for Parents

“Leaves of three, let it be.” Many of us grew up with that handy rule about how to spot poison ivy. But maybe your smaller kids didn’t get the memo yet. So now it’s poison ivy season again. The kids are playing outside or going off to camp and since they don’t know what to … Read More

Making Prescriptions Safer for You

What if a simple blood test could help your doctor predict whether you will experience severe, even life-threatening, side effects from a medication?  Or that the same blood test could help your doctor decide what dosage would be best to use initially? Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Personalized Healthcare is working to make it easier for … Read More

Daily Digest: Strokes, Allergies, Soda and More

From ABC News: Stroke of a Young Girl On ABC News, Cleveland Clinic neurosurgeon, Mark Bain, MD, comments on the young girl from Ohio who survived an unexpected stroke. She went on to have a unique and successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a rare brain disease. Read more of this article featuring Dr. … Read More

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