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Topical Steroids: Dose and Duration May Matter

Topical Steroids: Dose and Duration May Matter

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis occurs in 30% of patients treated chronically with systemic corticosteroids (> 6 months) – and vertebral fractures are a common consequence. It's thought that inhaled and topical formulations do not pose a similar osteoporosis risk....

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New Topical Medication for Actinic Keratosis

New Topical Medication for Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis (AK) is the most common precancerous skin condition that forms on skin damaged by chronic exposure to the sun and/or indoor tanning. About 58 million people in the US have AK. Because AK can develop into squamous cell carcinoma, lesions are usually...

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USDA Dietary Guidelines Updated

USDA Dietary Guidelines Updated

The US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) work together to update and release the Dietary Guidelines for American every 5 years. Each edition reflects the current body of nutrition science. The current edition (2020-2025) is...

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Confusion About Proper Use of Antibiotics

Confusion About Proper Use of Antibiotics

Injection site reactions of redness and tenderness are not uncommon following COVID-19 vaccinations. These symptoms typically resolve over the following 4 to 5 days. A more pronounced, delayed hypersensitivity skin reaction, consisting of a very large area of redness,...

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