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Popular heartburn medicine being studied as treatment for coronavirus

Over the past few weeks researchers have been discreetly studying a new potential treatment for COVID-19 — and it might not be what you expect.

The treatment in question is called famotidine, and it’s the active ingredient in Pepcid, an over-the-counter medication commonly used to alleviate heartburn.

Since March 13, researchers at Northwell Health, a network of hospitals in New York, have been enrolling patients hospitalized with COVID-19 into their study of famotidine, which is being delivered through an IV in megadoses nine times greater than the typical over-the-counter dose. The drug is being given in combination with the much-touted antimalarial hydroxychloroquine.

Researchers said some data on safety will be available “in a few weeks,” but did not say when data will be available showing whether the drug combination is effective.

Dr. Kevin Tracey, CEO and president of the Feinsteins Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, says the study

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Directory of Weight Training and Strength Training Exercises
using dumbbells, barbells,
weight training machines (plates and pulley) and body weight

Exercises By Specific Body Part:

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Full Body Exercises, requiring more than 1 body part:

  • Pull-ups – chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, core
  • Deadlift exercise – 1 of the best when done with good form
  • Renegade dumbbell rows – back, arms, core and legs
  • Best ab exercise – bicycle crunch, ab crunch with leg extension
  • Glutes on LifeFitness Machine – primarily glutes as well as a full leg workout
  • Standing barbell biceps curl – biceps exercise with use of core and legs for stability and support
  • Obliques and abdominals – lose the love handles
  • Bent over or standing chest crossovers – chest, legs, glutes and core for balance and support
  • Abs with exercise ball
  • Squats and squat exercises variations

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