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Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise: Should you worry?

In 2018, the number of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the United States reached an all-time high. This is worrisome for many reasons. Having an STI can raise risks for HIV, infertility, pregnancy complications, and infant death. Fortunately, all of these outcomes can be avoided if people receive appropriate treatment. What are STIs?… Read More »

Eight Things to Love About Tai Chi

April 27th was World Tai Chi Day, an annual celebration (the last Saturday in April each year) where thousands of participants in over 80 countries around the world host tai chi demonstrations and events. Observers get to see elaborate sword forms and fan dances, as well as the more mundane tai chi forms often enjoyed… Read More »

FDA Approves Avsola (infliximab-axxq), a Biosimilar to Remicade

FDA Approves Avsola (infliximab-axxq), a Biosimilar to Remicade Print this page THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Avsola (infliximab-axxq) for all approved indications of the reference product, Remicade® (infliximab): for the treatment of moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), moderate-to-severe Crohn’s… Read More »

Blood Tests Show Exposure to Ethylene Oxide

University of Illinois at Chicago, Summary of Blood Testing Results, Dec. 9, 2019 Journal of Occupational Health, Sept. 2006 Susan Buchanan, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, The University of Illinois—Chicago, Chicago, IL Peter Boogaard, PhD, PharmD, Toxicologist, Researcher, The Hague, Netherlands Tea Tanaka, resident of… Read More »

Viewpoints: Cutting Food Stipends Is Like Taking Away Medicine; Is 2019 The Year ‘The Shot Heard Round The World’ For Alzheimer’s?

Opinion writers weigh in on these health issues and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump Cuts Poverty Food Stipends Just Before Christmas  In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Congress rejected President Trump’s efforts on last year’s farm bill to impose new food stamp restrictions that would have cut benefits for more than a million needy people.… Read More »