Lakeland Regional Health Begins Administering New COVID-19 Therapy Drug That Decreases Need for Hospitalization

Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health is pleased to share that it is now treating COVID-19 patients with bamlanivimab, the monoclonal antibody treatment shown to reduce the severity of the virus and decrease an individual’s need for hospitalization by as much as 70 percent. “This new COVID-19 drug therapy has great promise,” said Timothy J. […]

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Can Beta Blockers Cause Weight Gain?

By SHELDON SHEPS, MDMayo Clinic News Network QUESTION: Do beta blockers cause weight gain? Yes. Weight gain can occur as a side effect of some beta blockers, especially the older ones, such as atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL). The average weight gain is about 2.6 pounds (about 1.2 kilograms). Newer beta blockers, such as carvedilol […]

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Stubborn Heartburn – A New Hope

By ZACHARY BOUCHER, MD Acid Reflux (or “heartburn”) can be extremely life-altering and is thought to affect up to 20% of adults in America. Signs of heartburn are sometimes typical (what you expect) such as burning in your chest after meals or when lying down. Some symptoms of acid reflux are atypical and include chronic […]

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