Coping with side effects of hepatitis C drugs

Coping with side effects of hepatitis C drugsFor those with chronic hepatitis C, the outlook has never been better. Still, many treatment regimens contain drugs with side effects that affect your quality of life. Here are some tips for coping.By Mayo Clinic Staff Many people who start treatment for chronic hepatitis C don’t make it…

Calcium channel blockers

Calcium channel blockersThese medications lower blood pressure and treat other conditions such as chest pain and an irregular heartbeat.By Mayo Clinic Staff Calcium channel blockers are medications used to lower blood pressure. They work by preventing calcium from entering the cells of the heart and arteries. Calcium causes the heart and arteries to squeeze (contract)…

Asthma treatment: 3 steps to better asthma control

Asthma treatment: 3 steps to better asthma controlFollow this three-step approach to keep asthma symptoms under control and prevent asthma attacks.By Mayo Clinic Staff Effective asthma treatment requires routinely tracking symptoms and measuring how well your lungs are working. Taking an active role in managing your asthma treatment will help you maintain better long-term asthma…

Puncture wounds: First aid

A puncture wound, such as from stepping on a nail, doesn’t usually cause much bleeding. But these wounds are often deep and can be dangerous because of the risk of infection. To take care of a puncture wound: Wash your hands. This helps prevent infection. Stop the bleeding. Apply gentle pressure with a clean bandage…

Sodium: How to tame your salt habit

Sodium: How to tame your salt habitFind out how much sodium you really need, what high-sodium foods to avoid, and ways to prepare and serve foods without adding sodium.By Mayo Clinic Staff If you’re like most people in the U.S., you’re getting far more sodium than is recommended. And that could lead to serious health…

LSU’s Faulk steps away after daughter’s death

11:32 AM ETAlex ScarboroughESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the SEC.Joined ESPN in 2012.Graduate of Auburn University.LSU running backs coach Kevin Faulk has stepped away from the team to be with his family after the death of his 19-year-old daughter earlier in the week and is not expected to participate in Saturday’s game against Central Michigan.LSU coach…

Livingston becomes UK’s 3rd 5-star commit in ’22

7:20 PM ETJeff BorzelloCloseESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.Paul BiancardiCloseBasketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright StateFive-star forward Chris Livingston committed to Kentucky on Wednesday, giving the Wildcats…

Bucks make landmark announcer hire in Byington

6:40 PM ETESPN News Services The Milwaukee Bucks have named Lisa Byington as the team’s new television play-by-play announcer on Bally Sports Wisconsin, making her the first woman to handle full-time TV play-by-play duties for a major men’s professional sports team.Byington replaces longtime Bucks announcer Jim Paschke, who retired following the 2020-21 season after serving…

Sources: Cowboys DE Lawrence out 6-8 weeks

playSpears: DeMarcus Lawrence’s foot injury creates no consistency within team (0:46)Marcus Spears says the Cowboys need consistency on defense and DeMarcus Lawrence’s latest injury hinders that. (0:46)6:45 PM ETTodd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003 Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two childrenFRISCO, Texas…

USWNT union: Identical deals offer a ‘PR stunt’

playMorgan cautious over U.S. Soccer Federation’s equal pay offer (0:41)Alex Morgan says any deal that leaves the USWNT with less than before is “not good enough.” (0:41)The United States Women’s National Team Players Association (USWNTPA) on Wednesday labeled the U.S. Soccer Federation’s offer of identical contract proposals for both the men’s and women’s teams as…