Finding Joy This Season

By ALICE NUTTALL, MBA, RN, BA The holidays are here – and despite increased loneliness, there is still JOY if you look for it. Loneliness and social isolation were a concern before COVID -19 and have only increased over the last several months. The situation has worsened with a second wave of restrictions on us […]

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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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