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First Edition: February 6, 2019

Mark your calendar: Join our Facebook Live chat, “Helping People Age With Independence,” with KHN columnist Judith Graham and Sarah Szanton, director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 12:30 p.m. Share your questions or experiences ahead of time, or ask questions on… Read More »

11 Things You Should Do at the First Sign of Flu

Conditions How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus. First, don’t catch the flu BeanRibbon/Shutterstock “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year,” says Niket Sonpal, MD, a New York City-based internist and gastroenterologist. While a… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »