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TREATMENT

Infusion treatment continues to show outstanding results | Tribune

Apr. 4—ALBANY — In the first three months of its use at Phoebe, monoclonal antibody infusion therapy has shown outstanding results for COVID-19 patients at high risk of developing severe illness. The therapy was part of President Trump’s treatment regimen when it was in an experimental stage last October. The following month, the Food and Drug Administration gave the treatment emergency use authorization, and Phoebe began providing the therapy to approved patients in early January.

“The therapy is approved for high-risk patients soon after their diagnosis,” Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dianna Grant said. “The goal is to help those patients avoid emergency room visits and hospital stays, and that is exactly what we are achieving with our use of the treatment at Phoebe.”

Through April 1, Phoebe has provided the treatment to 194 patients at Phoebe North and 75 at Phoebe Sumter.

“Only two of the

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TREATMENT

Risk Factors, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Intertrigo is a fancy name for a rash that shows up between the folds of skin. It is a very common skin rash that can crop up throughout life.

The most common areas affected include larger skin-fold areas such as:

Symptoms of Intertrigo

What does intertrigo look like? It may cause:

  • Red or reddish-brown rash
  • Raw, itchy, or oozing skin
  • Foul odor
  • Cracked or crusty skin

Intertrigo may appear in any skin folds that rub together and trap moisture. In infants, intertrigo often shows up as diaper rash.

Intertrigo can occur:

  • Between toes and fingers
  • In armpits
  • In the inner thighs
  • In the groin and at the scrotum
  • On the underside of your breasts or belly
  • In the crease of your neck
  • Between the buttocks

If you have any symptoms of intertrigo, be sure to see your doctor. Your doctor can check for the presence of infection as well.

Causes

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THERAPY

Home Remedies for Lower Back Pain

photo of lower back painBack pain is one of the most common physical ailments. Studies show that eight in 10 Americans have back pain at some point in their lives, usually in the lower back.

Your might have sprained it while working in the yard or cleaning house. Or your back might hurt from an old sports injury or a chronic condition such as arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Sudden or severe back pain should be checked by a doctor or a physical therapist. That also goes for pain that won’t go away.

But sometimes you can treat nagging pain and discomfort on your own.

Wilson Ray, MD, chief of spine surgery for the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, says home remedies ” tend to be better when they’re combined than [when done] alone.”

1. Keep Moving

You might not feel like it when you’re in pain.

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DENTAL

Process, Causes, Problems, Surgery, Recovery, and More

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A tooth’s nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay; repeated dental procedures on a tooth; or large fillings, a crack, or chip in the tooth. It also can happen because of trauma to the face.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form.

A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has come through the gums. Its only function is sensory — to give the sensation of hot or cold. The absence of a nerve won’t affect how your tooth works.

Root canal procedures

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FITNESS

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TREATMENT

Upcoming Oral, Small Molecule Agents Expected to Leapfrog Existing Biologic Treatment and Become Foundational Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies | Surveys Polls And Research

EXTON, Pa., March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spherix recently surveyed 100 US gastroenterologists and followed up with seven qualitative interviews (including an industry key opinion leader) in order to assess the current pre-advanced systemic treatment algorithm for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), along with the prospects for several oral, small molecule pipeline therapies. This new Special Topix™ service was created in response to the three oral, small molecule therapies currently in Phase 3 development for the treatment of IBD and the additional three therapies with Phase 2 clinical data.

Through ongoing research provided in Spherix’s core services offered in IBD, Spherix experts began to notice a possible paradigm shift in the way gastroenterologists are perceiving upcoming pipeline agents and how they intend on prescribing to biologic-naïve patients. The combination of qualitative and quantitative research included in the Special Topix™ service evaluates, in detail, the current treatment algorithm for pre-advanced systemic

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TREATMENT

Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors | Pennsylvania State News

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.

A dozen children treated this way lived more than twice as long as similar patients have in the past, doctors reported Saturday at an American Association for Cancer Research conference and in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Although most of them eventually died of their disease, a few are alive and well several years after treatment — something virtually unheard of in this situation.

“This is the first step, a critical step,” said the study’s leader, Dr. Gregory Friedman, a childhood cancer specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“Our goal is to improve on this,” possibly by trying it when patients are first diagnosed

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DENTAL

Bad Breath Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. Bad breath can also be made worse by the types of foods you eat and other unhealthy lifestyle habits.

How Does What You Eat Affect Breath?

Basically, all the food eaten begins to be broken down in your mouth.  If you eat foods with strong odors (such as garlic or onions), brushing and flossing — even mouthwash — merely covers up the odor temporarily. The odor will not go away completely until the foods have passed through your body.

Why Do Poor Habits Cause Bad Breath?

If you don’t brush and floss teeth daily, food particles can remain in your mouth, promoting bacterial growth between teeth, around the gums, and on the tongue. This causes bad breath. Antibacterial mouth rinses also can help reduce bacteria.

In addition, odor-causing bacteria

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TREATMENT

Confusion over ivermectin, but regulator maintains it’s not approved for Covid-19 treatment

  • Reports have emerged that SAHPRA had agreed to allow ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment.
  • But the regulator says this is not true, and its position remains unchanged.
  • A cream containing ivermectin was recently approved though – to treat a skin condition.

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Monday said reports of ivermectin being approved for use in Covid-19 are, “… grossly untrue, and misleading”.

In a statement, SAHPRA CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete said an erroneous report was placed by the SABC, that the body had agreed to allow for the use of ivermectin in treating Covid-19.

“This is grossly untrue, misleading to the public, and irresponsible, and could have dire consequences.”

Semete said the regulator’s position remained unchanged.

“Ivermectin may be prescribed and dispensed to patients without awaiting section 21 authorisation, but is still subject to receiving section 21 authorisation, informed consent, and all reporting requirements normally required

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SUPPLEMENT

Iron Deficiency Anemia (Low Iron): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What Is Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. 

Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Every organ and tissue in your body needs oxygen to work. Without enough oxygen in your blood, and you may feel tired, weak, and short of breath.

You get iron deficiency anemia when your body is low in iron. You need iron to make hemoglobin, a protein that helps your red blood cells carry oxygen. 

Your doctor will find out why your iron is low. Usually, you can treat iron deficiency anemia with supplements. Once your iron levels go up, you should start to feel better.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mild iron deficiency anemia often isn’t noticeable. When it gets more severe, you may have these symptoms:

Because these can also be symptoms of other conditions, see

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