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Bowled Over By Your Bowel: IBS Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that is estimated to effect between 25 million and 45 million Americans. Read on to discover the causes, risk factors and treatment…

The Ferocity of Chemotherapy - Does The End Justify The Means?

Chemotherapy and cancer - you rarely say one without the other. But today, chemotherapeutic agents are making great strides against cancer, and dealing with the side effects of treatments can…

Motives Behind The Mo: Raising The Profile Of Men's Health One Stache At A Time

The 11th month of every year all over the world has been renamed to Movember - yes that’s right Movember - named after the humble moustache. Movember is the month…

Breaking Down Bipolar Disorder - 12 Things You Need To Know

Recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Worried or scared about what this may mean? You needn't be. Although bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, it can be effectively treated and there's…

Viagra: 11 Interesting Facts That You Can't Help But Be Amazed By

Viagra, the world’s favourite little blue pill, has revolutionized treatment for erectile dysfunction in men. Despite its popularity many of us don’t know much about Viagra. Read on for interesting…

Setting The Record Straight: Erectile Dysfunction

Having some problems in the bedroom area but not sure if it's something you've done? We bust some myths about ED and set the record straight with a few truths.

Health Insurance 101: Become An Expert to Save Healthcare Dollars

If you thought Obamacare enrollment was over, think again. On November 15th, 2014, you'll have the opportunity to re-enroll, pick a different plan, or choose a new plan if you…

6 Things Your Dorm Buddy Didn't Tell You About Adderall

Stressed about exams or an upcoming deadline? Perhaps a friend or colleague has suggested Adderall to boost your energy levels. But is this a smart drug or a nightmare in…

Foodborne Illness: The Thanksgiving Guest Nobody Invited

Foodborne illness is a sure-fire way to cancel any holiday plans at this time of the year. Review the top 5 most common culprits, their treatments, and check out prevention…

Debunking The Myths - HIV/Aids Unravelled

For the last 30 years HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) have been shrouded in myths and misconceptions that simply aren’t true. Read on as we attempt…

10 Common Sleep Disorders: Treatments and Truths

Insomnia, nightmares, teeth grinding? These disorders all occur at night and can keep you from getting the rest you need. Review the facts and how to deal with these disruptive…

Worried About Ebola? You’re More Likely to Get These 10 Serious Infections

While Ebola is a serious disease, it's important not to forget about other communicable diseases that may need your attention.

Lifestyle Lessons - 9 Tips For Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 diabetes and keeping your blood sugar levels in check can be challenging and at times overwhelming. It is like a three-way balancing act - the medications you…

Vaccination Safety: Your Questions Answered

Vaccines are a controversial subject. Search on the internet and you will find just as many reasons against vaccination as for it. So who is correct? We've looked at some…

The Side Effects of Stress - 8 of the Most Common

Is your day busy from the time you wake up until the time your head hits the pillow? If you are busy at work, then come home full of family…

11 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease - Or Are You Just Getting Older?

Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. every 67 seconds, which equates to about 1,290 people per day. This memory-robbing disease currently affects more than 5 million Americans. And…

Aging Eyes - 8 Common Vision Problems Associated with Aging

Do you have to hold your book or newspaper at arms length just to read it? Is the glare of the sun torturous if you forget your sunglasses when outside?…

12 Things You Should Know About Prednisone

Prednisone is a useful drug but is not without its side effects. Beat weight gain, sleeplessness and withdrawal symptoms by reading our 12 things you should know about prednisone.

Doctor Avoidance - 5 Reasons Why It's Not a Good Idea

Many of us are apprehensive about seeking medical attention, when we should, and have an endless list of excuses to put it off. Maybe it’s because we are too…

Asthma - 10 Things You Need To Do To Keep It In Check

Nine people die from asthma and 44,000 people have an asthma attack every day in America. Lessen your chances of becoming one of those statistics by following our ten ways…

Top 9 Symptoms Of Depression To Watch For

So you’ve been feeling a bit down lately and not your usual self. Perhaps you’ve recently lost your job, a close friend, or long-term partner? Perhaps nothing specific has really…

10 Common Symptoms That Should Never Be Ignored

Our body is an amazing, complex system. Made up of trillions of cells arranged into dozens of organs, miles of nerve cells, and a circulatory system that can stretch almost…

COPD - Could You Be At Risk?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a progressive lung disease that makes breathing difficult due to lung airway obstruction. COPD is often a combination of bronchitis and emphysema. Early…

How to Manage Your Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder (OAB) can have a negative impact on just about every part of your day (or night). OAB can affect your work, force you to miss out-of-doors activities, and…

HealthQuiz - Basics About Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Stroke recognition in your family members and loved ones can save their life and help to prevent life-changing disability. Do you know what to look for if you suspect someone…

Depression, the Risk of Suicide, and Treatment Options

The recent news of suicide in our society has left many of us searching for answers about this misunderstood disease. Education is a start. Depression affects roughly 10% of the…

Is it Safe to Give Human Medicine to Pets?

Our pets may be family, but they are not human when it comes to taking medicine. In fact, a few human drugs can act as poisons in pets and even…

Prescription Drug Addiction - Top 18 Facts for You and Your Family

You may have legal prescription drugs known for addiction right in your family medicine cabinet. Prescription medicine abuse and addiction is at an all-time high in the U.S. In fact,…

Atrial Fibrillation - Stroke Prevention Guidelines & Treatment Options

The American Academy of Neurology has released new 2014 stroke prevention guidelines for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). In addition, novel blood thinning (anticoagulant) medications, such as dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto)…

2014 Update - First Time Brand-to-Generic Switches

While the impact of brand-to-generic switches in 2014 is not expected to approach the dollar savings seen in 2012, there are still some significant blockbusters losing their patents. Nexium, Lunesta,…

Insomnia Treatment with Non-Benzodiazepines Ambien, Lunesta & Sonata

The nonbenzodiazepine medications Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, and their generics may be used for sleep when insomnia becomes a chronic problem. Follow along here slide-by-slide to review what may be sabotaging…

Flashback: FDA Drug Approvals 2013

In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 27 New Molecular Entities (NMEs). According to the FDA, an NME contains an active ingredient that has not been previously…

2013 Drug News Round-Up - Top 20 Stories

Year 2014 is here, and it's a good time to reflect on the top drug and health stories in the past year - from major new drug approvals to healthcare…

18 Herbal Supplements with Risky Drug Interactions

Think that your herbal supplements are safe, harmless and 'all-natural'? You might want to think again. Follow along with this slideshow to learn about just a few of the thousands…

Harvoni, Sovaldi, Olysio and the Evolving Treatment of HCV

Hepatitis C virus, a blood-borne disease and leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer, is at the center of an expanding treatment regimen. Recently, both the United States…

The Top 16 Myths About Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints in the body may be involved. The most common complaint is pain and…

Multiple Sclerosis: What's New in Treatment Options?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disorder characterized by symptoms of visual difficulties, muscle weakness, and fatigue. In MS, nerve coverings in the brain, eye and spinal cord are…

View Frightful (But Dead Serious) Drug Side Effects

Don't let unusual drug side effects haunt you. Every drug can be associated with side effects, but ones you don't count on can be alarming. As noted by the FDA,…

Top 11 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Flu Vaccine Now

Do you remember last year's flu season? Or maybe you'd rather not. No matter what you remember about last year, this year is a new year. It's time to get…

Fact or Fiction? The Top 15 Osteoarthritis Myths

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and affects over 27 million Americans. But is this condition simply one of growing old with limited movement and creaky bones? Or…

Does Your Child Have ADHD? Recognizing Signs & Treatment Options

Children are naturally spirited and can often stay on the run long past their bedtime. However, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a different set of circumstances --…

Psoriasis - Treatment Options to Manage Your Symptoms

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that leads to growth of red, raised and itchy plaques that are often embarrassing, too. Psoriasis can be isolated in a small area of…

Prediabetes - Am I at Risk?

Millions in the U.S. are at risk for early diabetes, defined as higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough to lead to an official diagnosis of diabetes.…

Living with Your Migraines: Tips for Treatment and Prevention

Migraine headaches occur commonly and affect about 10 percent of the population. Almost 5 million in the U.S. experience at least one migraine attack per month. There is no cure…

OTC Medication Use In Pregnancy: Wise or Worrisome?

Even a glowing mom-to-be can be disrupted by a cough, cold, or general aches and pains. While avoidance of medications in pregnancy is the best course of action, this is…

It’s Buggin’ Me! How to Safely Use an Insect Repellent

The summer is prime time for fun and sun -- but it’s also the time that crawling bugs and flying pests return. Along with the return of mosquitoes, ants, and…

Newly Approved Weight Loss Drugs - Can They Help You?

New weight loss medications have recently come into the marketplace - the first in over a decade. But are these pills the cure-all for the obesity epidemic in the U.S?…

How A Little Blue Pill Changed The World

You know the commercials. Attractive older couples, on the beach or in the woods, who just happen to have two antique bathtubs for soaking. It seems plausible. But in all…

Drug Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Are Your Options?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to pain, swelling and destruction of joint tissues. RA usually occurs in people between the ages of 20 and 50…

Hitting the Beach? Soak Up These Top Sun Safety Tips

We all want to look good - especially in the spring and summer when warmer weather means it’s beach time. Getting that golden tan may be at the top of…

Need To Catch Some Shut-Eye? Tips on Getting the Sleep You Need

Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is one of the most common medical complaints. Sometimes, just a few simple changes in lifestyle, exercise and sleep habits can make a big…

The Shocking Truth About Antibiotic Resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rank antibiotic resistance as one of the top health concerns facing the nation. Misuse and inappropriate antibiotic prescribing has resulted in a…

Top 10 Money-Making Drugs of 2012

By definition, a blockbuster drug brings in over $1 billion in annual sales. Lipitor, the top selling drug in pharmaceutical history, is a familiar blockbuster that went the way of…

Hemorrhoids: A Common Ailment with Frequent Questions

In 2012, 'hemorrhoid' was the top trending health topic, having the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period of time. Online health information about this condition may be popular…

What is Asthma? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. Over 20 million people in the U.S. have asthma and the related symptoms of wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. The incidence of…

Top Prevention Tips - Springtime Allergies

For many people, the start of spring signals warmer weather, colorful blooms and extra outside time. For others, the onset of spring means a runny nose and eyes, a scratchy…

New Drug Approvals in 2013 - What Was Hot, What Was Not

The FDA approved 27 new molecular entities in 2013. As the year draws to a close here's an opportunity to look back at the predicted blockbusters - and those that…

Can Prescription Drugs Lead to Weight Gain?

We all know that weight gain is a battle for many of us. So, gaining weight due to a required medication just does not seem fair. About 70 percent of…

First Time Generic Approvals in 2013

More brand name prescription drugs lose patent protection in 2013 as the patent cliff continues. Pharmaceutical researcher EvaluatePharma estimates over $290 billion in U.S. sales are at risk from patent…

Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Medication Costs

Let’s face it - talking about health care costs is not at the top of everybody's to-do list. But with patients being responsible for more out-of-pocket costs, it is important…

Grapefruit and Medicines - A Possible Deadly Mix?

From a historical perspective, the forbidden fruit is sometimes described as a sweet, red apple. Recent research bears evidence that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can react adversely with over 85…
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