Methods to Effectively Treat Frequent Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds tend to come in different forms and due to different reasons. Many nosebleeds may occur due to simple reasons such as weather change. This usually happens in the winter when you come outside from the cold weather and your nasal passage becomes dehydrated by breathing the warm air created by the heat in your…

Stress vs Stroke: What are the Differences?

Individuals experience stress in different levels and intensities throughout the course of their life. There are many symptoms that may be mistaken for having a stroke but are attributed to stress. Often, these are migraines or headaches that are caused by the dilation of blood vessels. More often it is a certain nerve in the…

Cardioversion: The Way to Reset the Rhythm of the Heart

Atrial fibrillation is a complication of the heart that has been known to increase the risk of stroke. It is often referred to as an irregular heartbeat because it is usually a case of a mismatched and rapid heart rhythm [1]. When a patient experiences this phenomenon it is usually because the upper and lower…

How Fast Food Destroys Your Digestive System

Often, fast food contains a lot of calories and very little nutrition. This is why many individuals face numerous health problems when they include fast food in their daily diet. It is a common conception that all fast food must be bad, as there are some healthier options; but in reality, the highly processed nature…

Managing Pain When Fighting Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma is a condition where the development of abnormal blood cells inside the bone marrow cause blood cells in plasma to function improperly. This cancerous condition can prove to be very painful because the buildup of cancerous cells causes pressure on bones, muscles and tissues in the human body. It is important that pain…

What are the types of diabetes?

Diabetes affects approximately 29 million American and 8 million of that total were unaware that they have this disease. Diabetes is a group of disorders that occur through high blood glucose levels. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 caused by the body’s inability to make insulin, and Type 2 as a result of…

What Are The Common Bacteria That Cause Pneumonia?

Alveoli are tiny sacs located in the lungs which are essential for moving oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and the blood stream. The human body is prone to experiencing inflammation in these sacs when these structures become infected by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. This condition is often characterized as pneumonia. Common symptoms…

How to get enough Vitamin D in your diet

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin required by the human body. It plays a vital role in promoting the absorption of calcium and the growth of bones and cells. It is important that a person has a sufficient level of Vitamin D intake in food or supplements. Foods such as fatty fish, beef, cheese and…

Bernie Sanders Slams Drug Companies on Prices

A bevy of tweets from Senator Bernie Sanders last weekend brought some much needed attention back to the conversation on the issues around drug prices. Big Pharma and increasing costs for pharmaceuticals were central issues on the lively debates between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but relegated to the background in the recent presidential debates….

How Color and Taste Affect Your Medicine

When it comes to medication it may come as a surprise how many patients unknowingly give importance to the shape and color of their pills. Not only does it alter the circumstances in which they take their medication, but causes them to question the function of the pill if it has a different physical appearance….

One Important Health Issue to Discuss at the Next Presidential Debate

October 9 marks the second presidential debate, sure to be a televised event with a large audience. The first debate was shown to over 84 million people, the largest audience ever for a presidential debate. Among the issues brought up were job creation, taxes, and race issues, but nothing to address the rising costs of…

Chronic Nosebleeds Now Have Simple Solutions!

There are many factors that may cause a nosebleed, but they are typically a rare occurrence for most people. If a person begins to experience nosebleeds on a frequent basis, they usually are victims of hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). The traditional treatment for HHT consisted of a medicated spray that is usually recommended by a family…

Are You High Risk For Stroke? Check These Risk Factors

A recent study indicated that there are ten adjustable risk factors that are helpful in preventing strokes. For instance, we can Improve our diets Stop smoking Reduce alcohol intake Reduce stress The study identified ten factors that are associated with 90% of all cases of stroke and this statistic is applicable around the globe. These varying…

How Is Tylenol Dangerous?

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in the most common over-the-counter drug sold, Tylenol. It is common for adults and children to take a dose if they feel they are catching a cold or fever. The drug also serves as a pain reliever. Although the drug has no side effects when taken in the correct dosage,…

How to Minimize Errors When You’re at a Pharmacy

When purchasing drugs at your local pharmacy, there are two categories that they can be divided into: prescription and over the counter (OTC) drugs.  Prescription drugs are generally much stronger and require a licensed professional’s opinion before a patient is able to purchase them, as they are more dangerous than OTC drugs. This is why…

Why You Should Consider Over the Counter Drugs

Over the counter (OTC) medications are ones that are available off the shelf for purchase in local drug stores and pharmacies. You do not need a prescription for these drugs and they have applications that can be useful for multiple people. OTC medications are regulated by the federal government, just like prescription medication. You may start taking…

Why Prescription Drugs are More Dangerous Than Street Drugs

There is a common stigma, especially in teens, that “street drugs” (illegal substances such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines) are more dangerous than prescription drugs.  Children are brought up with the knowledge that street drugs have many negative side effects and pose a real danger, but knowledge about the dangers of prescription drugs is sorely…

Crestor Costs Only 6% When Bought Online

Rosuvastatin is an oral drug commonly used to lower blood cholesterol levels. It is classified in a group of drugs that reduce cardiovascular disease and mortality called statins. According to Pharmacychecker.com, “In 2011, Crestor was the second most popular statin by spending. In the U.S., Americans spent $4.4 billion dollars on it. The most popular…

Are Online Pharmacies Reliable?

As purchasing medication from online sources becomes a more affordable choice, it is important that consumers ensure that they purchase their medication from a reliable source. Pharmacychecker.com checks the credentials of online pharmacies to help you stay safe, as well as making it easy for you to compare and find the lowest drug prices. This…

Pharmaceutical Companies Maximize Profits: It’s Nothing New

In a recent blog by Pharmacychecker.com, consumers were informed of pharmaceutical companies who increase their costs due to the patented medications only available to them. In particular, Valeant Pharmaceuticals were singled out for their nefarious activities in increasing their medication prices. It is important not to shy away from the fact that there are numerous…

How Your Sugar Addiction Is Slowly Killing Your Brain

If you thought watching your weight was the only good reason to ditch those donuts, think again. Glucose is actually the human brain’s main fuel source and is not harmful in moderate amounts but what happens when the brain has to deal with the more than 150 pounds a year of added sugar that the…

4 Essential Benefits of Getting a Mammogram

Are the benefits of a mammogram worth the discomfort? It can be painful and sometimes inaccurate, but studies and patient testimonials suggest that its downsides don’t overshadow its upsides. Before you turn down a mammogram, you may want to consider its 4 important benefits first. Detects Breast Cancers Early On For those who are asking…

How To Manage Asthma Using The Zone System

If you are one of the millions of Americans dealing with asthma on a day-to-day basis, then you probably already know that having a management plan (or asthma action plan) can help considerably when it comes to managing your physical well-being. For those who have never heard of an asthma action plan, it is basically…

How To Effectively Manage Pain After Surgery

Just as an operation is sometimes crucial to remedying what ails us, so is the case with pain management when it comes to aiding in our recovery following surgery. If pain isn’t properly dealt with, it can manifest itself in several different ways, not only with a longer recovery time, but also by creating numerous…

How Brain Inflammation May Cause Depression

The action of inflammation helps the body protect itself when reacting to disease or illness. Few may associate it with bodily injury such as an ankle sprain.  But a recent study takes a look at how the brain incurs inflammation and evidence suggesting this action could be connected to severe forms of depression.  While inflammation…

CIPA: Many Americans Still Using Canadian Pharmacies To Offset The Cost Of Prescription Drugs

As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, Americans are using Canadian pharmacies to fill their prescriptions and keep their costs down.  A CIPA survey of approximately 2700 patients found that about 64% are purchasing some or all of their medications from Canada, with about 22% reporting that their medications are not covered by their…

US Confirms CIPA Approved Canadian Pharmacies Safe Option for Prescription Drugs

A research study confirms prescription medicines obtained by CIPA members are 100 percent original, safe, and more affordable.  The study included data collected from multiple pharmacies recognized by certified organizations and agencies providing essential information to consumers to assist in making informed decisions when ordering prescription medicines online. What was collected and analyzed during the…

What is celiac disease?

Celiac disease in individuals means that they are gluten sensitive. It is an intestinal disorder and the sensitivity is genetically inherited. The main cause for the disease, however, is not known. The disorder symptoms may be developed at any time from the period of childhood up till adulthood. It can also be triggered by emotional…

The Validity of Online Pharmacies

There was some truth in the report which was commendable since there is a no tolerance policy on rogue pharmacies at CPPI (Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation). However, those who are not in support of personal prescription importation can try to convince you that all medications that do not originate from a given certification program…

Staying Home Longer As You Age Can Have Its Benefits

As people get older, they sometime become unable to perform some of their everyday tasks. This can make it more difficult for the elderly to keep up with all their household and personal care needs. Just a few decades ago, the main solution for families when their loved one became unable to perform these daily…

Benefits of Walking vs. Running

It is not typical to hear someone gloat about the fact that they walk 5 miles every morning . Instead, walk is usually replaced by the run. Running is the champion when it comes to moderately intense physical activity, giving its contender, walking, a bad rep. Well this makes me think: is running truly more…

The Best Detox Foods

From pollutants in the air to chemicals that we ingest, now more than ever, toxins enter our bodies. It is because of the everyday toxins that we encounter, that detoxing is essential to keep your body in good health. You’ll find the best 6 detoxifying foods below. 1. Avocados This wonder veggie is full of…

Smoking Causes Dog Cough

Smoking has complications. Everyone knows it at this point. Inanimate objects like your doorknob cannot speak up and are not affected; this is not the case with your companions and pets. The fact that smoking is injurious to health remains unchallenged, and that it affects your near and dear ones just as much as it…

Breaking: Cardiovascular Health Is Important

Unfortunately, there are many things that could lead a person to develop cardiovascular disease. It is one of those diseases that can be passed on to someone genetically. My father was unfortunate enough to have this happen – he was required to have open heart surgery at only 53. This was a very expensive and…

Raspberry Keytone: Miracle Fat Burner or Money Burner

Raspberry keytone (RK) is the latest Miracle Fat burner in a bottle. The ingredient is found naturally in red raspberries. A scientific study was done on mice that were fed with a fat diet. When raspberry ketone was given to them, they showed less weight gain than those who were not given the product. It…

Depression Symptoms Can Be Difficult to Identify

Depression and anxiety come in many different forms. Being a victim of both of these conditions, I can attest to the fact that they are horrible things to experience, and very difficult to understand. Unfortunately, over two thirds of the people with these disorders will not take the necessary measures to seek help or treatment….

Too Little Salt Causes Problems Too

For years, doctors and other health professionals have been telling people to decrease their salt intake. Doing that was said to decrease the chance of cardiac events and heart disease. That direction may have to be changed, however, as some studies are finding that too little salt may be just as dangerous. Some experts are…

Reduce Your Depression…Or Get Into a Car Accident?

Depression is a serious disorder that comes with a variety of symptoms, including insomnia and anxiety. This is especially true for senior citizens who face depression. Depression is more than just “feeling sad” — and is treatable with a variety of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. Many senior citizens are given a “depression cocktail” to alleviate…

Asthma: With You Until The End

A recent study has demonstrated that asthma is most certainly a condition that will last over a person’s lifetime, and there is no permanent recovery from it. While patients often go into remission from asthma, it can come back at any time in their lives. Asthma Defined Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airways…

The Top 9 Benefits to Drinking Water

The idea that you should drink 64 ounces of water each day (8 8oz. glasses) is largely considered a myth, but there is evidence which says that the extra water can’t hurt.   Your body is made up of 60% water and assists nearly every part of your well-being.  The primary function of water is to…

Eat Out and Lose Weight

Diet and exercise programs often expound the dangers of eating out – many restaurant meals are very high in calories. For example, seafood pasta can pack as many as 1,200 calories. Many studies have backed up this idea, citing that people who eat out regularly consume more calories and carry more body fat than their…

Complete Nutrition Findings of 2011

2011 was a year of optimum nutrition controversy.  There was a worldwide consensus that people need to include more fruits and vegetables in their diet.  In Canada, only forty three percent of Canadians, aged twelve and older, manage to eat more than five servings of fruits and vegetable per day.  The US saw the Obama…

10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety is a mood condition which can be caused by different psychological, biological and individual factors. Anxiety is a broad term; there are specific disorders, (anxiety disorders) that fall into this category.  Some common ones include: panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobias, obsessive anxiety disorder, (OCD) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you suffer from anxiety, whether…

FDA and FTC Now Stopping the Sales of False STD Medication

A rule that we have all heard but some may have not followed is that “You shouldn’t always believe what you hear on the internet”. When you get information on the internet you should always make sure it’s from a credible site. Unfortunately, some people don’t know this yet, or are very gullible, so in…

Who’s Walking?

Although everyone knows that exercise is extremely important for our health, who is really changing their lifestyle and how much physical activity do they do? Compared to 2001, Americans made 17 more walks in 2009 which is increase of approximately 9 miles. The percentage of people who walked more than 30 minutes increased from 7.2%…

Fighting Mother Nature with Mother Nature

An allergy occurs because of hypersensitivity to a particular allergen, with the symptoms varying upon ones sensitivity. An allergic relief is the body’s way of combating the allergen. What results is an excess inflammation of chemicals such as histamine, which is produced from the body’s mast cells. The inflammation brings upon watery eyes, red eyes,…

Operation Medicine Cabinet Has Been A Success In Curbing OTC and Prescription Drug Abuse

Throughout the United States more cities have been taking place in an event known as Operation Medicine Cabinet. OMC is a “take back” program that allows people to get rid of their unnecessary or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication. The event takes place at certain local drug stores and is open to anyone during the…

Health Effects of Mobile Phones

The rise of cell phones has created concerns mobile phones and their effects on our health. While there have been no completed long term studies on the effects of cell phones, a recent study discovered links between psychosocial aspects of mobile phone use and mental health symptoms. The study began with a questionnaire at baseline…

Seasonal Allergy Diagnosis

Spring has arrived and already left allergy sufferers with a runny nose, itchy eyes, as well as other symptoms of hay fever. Hay fever has symptoms that closely resemble those of the common cold. It is for this reason that many allergy sufferers are not getting professional help. “Uhh, I just have a cold,” is…

Birth Control Pills Surfing High

Ten years ago, many college women who bought contraceptives only spent $7. However, nowadays popular brand names, such as YAZ Birth Control are more than $50 per month. So what has changed? In 2005, a Deficit Reduction Act was introduced. This Act removed a college health center’s ability to give birth control pills to students…

Novartis Smart-pill could be watching you Soon

Novartis says it plans to submit its pill containing a microchip to European regulators within 18 months. The “smart-pill” is a silicon and metal digestible tablet with a sensor in it. The pill is activated by stomach acid after being ingested and it is able to transmit data using wireless or Blue-tooth connections to a…

Pregnancy Shows Lowering Teen Pregnancy Rate

Over the past few years, reality TV has become a trend which has received positive and negative comments. From reality shows that address common issues to over dramatic shows, parents are not very great fans of it. If you are an individual who watches reality shows, you can relate when your parents either tell you…

Do’s and Don’ts To A Sick Free Plane Ride

Ever felt unexpectedly sick on a long airplane ride? Well, here are 7 steps to make your long airplane flights sickness free, or prevent sickness. Airplane sickness is a form of motion sickness in which the inner ear, the body and the eyes send the brain mix signals causing symptoms such as; nausea, vomiting, dizziness…

16 Percent of Americans Get Food Poisoning

Annually, 48 million Americans get sick from food borne illness and 3 thousand die from it according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Salmonella poisoning has been responsible for 28% of deaths and 60% of illnesses were caused by the norovirus. Norovirus infections attack the stomach causing outbursts of vomiting and diarrhea….

The Advantages of Having a Warm Bath

After a stressful day, having a warm bath could be very comforting. Relaxing in a tub with warm water could also be very beneficial to your health. Not only can it prevent colds as it warms the body, but it can relieve stress, cleanse the body, increase blood circulation, open skin pores and help those…

Health Tips for Back to School Preparation

The next school year is just around the corner, and it’s time to start preparing your child for success in their upcoming new year. While preparing your child for school should mainly consist of buying new school supplies and a back-to-school wardrobe there are also a few health concerns that you may wish to address…

Salmonella Used to Fight Cancer

When someone mentions salmonella, most people do not think of a cancer treatment. However, that’s exactly what scientists have been experimenting with. Apparently, researchers are using the salmonella bacteria to create an immune response within the body which destroys cancer cells. Italian and American researchers used a safe form of the bacteria to “flag” cancer…

5 Strangest Mental Disorders

Stockholm and Lima Syndrome – Both Stockholm syndrome, and Lima syndrome are very similar: Stockholm syndrome is where a victim of abduction develops a personal attachment to the abductor, while Lima Syndrome is the opposite: the abductor develops a feeling of sympathy towards the ‘abductee’. In 1973 a group of bank robbers held the bank…