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  • Intravenous Drug Use: Risks, Signs & Treatment Options

    It’s a form of staph infection that can enter the body through vulnerable areas, such as an injection site. Septic arthritis is a joint infection that typically occurs when an infection travels through the bloodstream to a joint. In addition to the bloodstream, septic arthritis can develop from a penetrating injury that causes germs to…

  • Alcohols Impact on Kidney Function PMC

    The combination of low phosphate excretion and low blood levels indicates that phosphate is simply being shifted from the bloodstream into body cells, implying that kidney dysfunction is not a likely cause of phosphate wasting in this case. Drinking alcohol heavily can have several long-term health consequences including type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.…

  • FDA updating warnings to improve safe use of prescription stimulants used to treat ADHD and other conditions

    Examples of nonstimulant drugs include atomoxetine (Strattera) and guanfacine (Intuniv). Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. The effects can be positive when taken as intended but dangerous if you use it without medical supervision. Adderall is a stimulant drug that increases heart rate and blood pressure, and alcohol is…

  • Am I an alcoholic? Alcoholics Anonymous

    Exploring the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism can help people determine whether they have an addiction. If you feel that you sometimes drink too much alcohol, or your drinking is causing problems, or if your family is concerned about your drinking, talk with your health care provider. Other ways to get help include talking…