Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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Location:

  • Tega Cay, SC

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- According to the World Health Organization, about 584,000 people, mostly in Africa, die from mosquito-borne malaria each year.

    Most of those victims are children, but the success of a new malaria vaccine in late-stage trials could offer real ho...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

    Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can help prevent heart disease in seniors, but the medications also carry the risk of side effects, new research shows.

    Researchers used a computer simulation to assess whether statins should be routinely take...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence that has suggested the diabetes drug metformin might have potential as a cancer fighter, a new study finds the medication didn't help patients with a type of pancreatic cancer.

    Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma who ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

    If these findings hold true in larger studies done over longer per...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis medications known as biologic disease-modifying drugs can cost Medicare patients more than $2,700 in co-payments a year, a new report finds.

    Researchers say the tab is an immense burden on patients with disabling conditions such as r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

    Just how overused these medications were varied widely, the study authors found. Some neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) gave antibiotics to newbor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.

    The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen, the painkiller best known to Americans as Tylenol, may do more than simply dull pain -- it may also dull happy or sad emotions, new research finds.

    The new, small study is the first to suggest that acetaminophen ratchets down a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest.

    MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, damages myelin, the fatty substance that protects ner...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans are prescribed a blood thinner to help reduce the stroke risks associated with a dangerous irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation.

    A new study finds that even though a large percentage fail to take the pot...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report suggests that the strength of your "placebo effect" may depend on your particular DNA.

    In clinical trials of new drugs, people who receive a fake treatment, or placebo, often feel relief from medical conditions and pain. A better und...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    If you are allergic to other antibiotics, let your doctor know before you take Avelox. Also, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease, joint problems, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, reoccurring seizures, a low blood potassium level (hypokalemia), or if you or a family member have "Long QT syndrome.”...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If all doctors followed new cholesterol guidelines aimed at children, almost half a million Americans aged 17 to 21 would be prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, a new study predicts.

    In 2011, the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Ins...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns and young infants in developing nations who have suspected severe bacterial infections can be effectively treated outside a hospital, two new studies suggest.

    The findings indicate that the World Health Organization's guidelines on tre...Full Article