Tag Archives: Problems

Some life-saving antibiotics may cause hearing loss and balance problems

Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, are essential, life-saving medicines. But just like any medication, they carry the risk of side effects. When it comes to one potent class of antibiotics, known as aminoglycosides, these potential side effects include hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems. What are aminoglycosides? Aminoglycosides are one of the mostwell-known drugs that cause hearing loss,medically known… Read More »

Clotting Problems

A blood clot is a serious condition that needs treatment right away. People with cancer and those receiving cancer treatment have an increased risk for blood clots. Normal blood clotting, called coagulation, is a complex process. It involves specialized blood cells, called platelets, and different proteins in the blood, called clotting or coagulation factors. These… Read More »

Should Seniors Be Screened Annually for Memory Problems?

Mild cognitive impairment can be a symptom of sleep problems, medical illness or depression or sometimes even a side effect of medications. Difficulty thinking and remembering are also early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, which are more likely to affect seniors. This is why experts suggest physicians start conducting annual cognitive… Read More »

Different Takes: GOP Must Challenge The Democrats On Health Care Issues; Single-Payer Might Solve Many Problems But Not Rising Costs

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Republicans Need A Health-Care Offensive It’s the paradox of success. With 3.6% unemployment and 3.2% growth in gross domestic product, voters are turning to other issues. When the May 1 NBC/Wall Street Journal survey asked what “should be the top… Read More »