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How Alcohol Affects Newborns, Farxiga for Heart Failure, CCBs and Diuretics

Though it’s general knowledge that you shouldn’t drink or smoke when pregnant, there’s a surprisingly low number of studies — just three — that explore the effects that alcohol and tobacco have on a newborn’s brain. Though they’re not surprising, the results of the study are, without a doubt, important…

The Top Heart Meds: Risks Vs. Benefits

Prescription heart medications are so common — millions of Americans currently take at least one to treat everything from high blood pressure and high cholesterol to heart failure and stroke — that it’s easy to assume that they are easy on your system, that the side effects must be minor because so many people take them. Not so. One of the two top reasons patients give for not taking heart drugs as prescribed is “fear of side effects.”