September 17, 2010

4 Ways to Save Money with Online Pharmacies

With the economic state still in slow recovery it can be difficult to afford prescription drugs. It was discovered last year that 28 percent of Americans are taking dangerous risks to cut costs. These risks include leaving their prescription unfilled, skipping dosages, and cutting pills in half without the approval from a doctor. Thankfully there are other safer ways you can save money without having to put your health at risk.

Don’t Purchase New Drugs – Just like computers and phones, new doesn’t mean better. Sometimes older versions are actually superior to new drugs. Drugs like Clarinex (for seasonal allergies) are much more expensive than Claritin and studies propose that it is just as effective. New drugs are almost always more expensive

Avoid Samples – A lot of doctors offices have a stocked “sample closet” with free prescription drug samples for numerous conditions. Instead of taking a month of a drug you pay for some doctors are generous enough to offer those in a state of financial difficulty cheaper medication. Although this may seem like a good idea, it actually ends up costing more in the long run. When the samples run out patients are forced to buy the more expensive medication they have been trying rather than changing to a drug that although cheaper, their body is not yet used to.  A study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine showed that it actually costs people $7 more each month in the long run when using samples to start off.

Use Generic Alternatives – When your doctor prescribes you a new medication choosing the generic form of the medication is much less costly and just as efficient.  Generic drugs have the same active ingredients and are not any less quality than brand name drugs. If you are taking more than one medication it’s even possible that there is a generic drug that combines those medications.

Buy Bulk – It can be cheaper to buy a medication in large amounts via mail order rather than paying for a month of medication at a time. Using Pharmacy Checker you can compare drug prices at trusted online pharmacies. Before spending a lot on medication by buying bulk, check with your doctor in case he is planning on altering the dosage.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

September 14, 2010

The Internet…

Filed under: obesity — Tags: , , , — robertprice @ 11:46 pm

The internet seems to be in control of almost everything and everyone. The whole world is basically at one’s fingertips. For instance, what can’t you do on the internet? People can shop for their favorite clothes or accessories, talk to their friends, read the news, research various topics, and play games. The list is endless.

Although, it is great that we can stay in just one spot and do so many different things, the internet does come with its cons. Nowadays, many people do not have good communication skills; they are used to sending emails or instant messaging. Obesity, especially in children, has also increased tremendously over the years. The amount of time spent on the computer is one reason for this rise. Kids stay on the computer for far too long instead of doing other things such as playing sports, going to the park, or spending time with their families.

In addition, you are revealing a lot more about yourself then you may think on the internet. And, once something is up, it can never be taken down. Through social networking sites such as Facebook, many people post pictures and reveal various details about themselves.

Later, when these people apply for jobs, the company where they applied will, in most cases, find out as much as they can about a person through the internet. In the United States, it was found that approximately 70% of recruiters did not hire a person based on what they found out about the person on the internet. The internet can be a very dangerous thing.

Overall, the internet has great benefits that everybody can appreciate. One needs to be more careful on the internet and reveal less about themselves. Aside from the internet, people should get more involved with “the real world”. To show you what I mean, here’s a funny little quote…

“Hooked on Internet?  Help is a just a click away.” – Anonymous

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

September 7, 2010

Lose Weight by Drinking Water

Filed under: water — Tags: , , — robertprice @ 10:41 pm

A recent study conducted in Virginia claims that drinking water before meals can actually aid in losing weight. It was found that if a person drinks two glasses of water before each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) they will lose approximately five pounds more than someone who did not use this technique when dieting.

Water is essential for the body. Drinking it is not only beneficial for dieters but also for people looking to maintain their current condition. For those looking to establish a healthy meal plan water acts as a great substitute for all those sugar packed drinks. Not only does water make a person feel fuller but also does not have any calories. Unlike your sugary drinks which will make you crave more, water will actually quench your thirst.

Forty-eight people from the ages of fifty-five to seventy-five were observed for a period of twelve weeks. The forty-eight people were split into groups of two. One drank two glasses of water before each meal and the other did not. All other factors were controlled and as similar to each other as possible.

The result of this was that the group of people that did not drink water before meals lost an average of eleven pounds whereas the others lost an average of fifteen and a half pounds. This is quite a significant difference in comparison o the small change that was made- water consumption.

It is important to remember that even though drinking water can help lose weight. Drinking too much water can lead to very serious health conditions or even death.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

How to Help a Loved One Suffering From Depression

Filed under: Depression — Tags: , — robertprice @ 9:37 pm

When someone you love is suffering from depression in can affect you almost as much as it affects them. First you should understand depression. Those suffering depression may also have additional problems such as OCD, or ADD. Addictions are also often associated with depression. Alcohol, binge eating, drugs, and cutting are ways depressives take away their pain. If you know and care about someone who is suffering from depression here are a few things you can do to help them.

  1. Learn about depression – Since you are already reading this, you are off to a good start. Research depression symptoms and treatment, and try to apply them to your loved one. Knowing is just the start.
  2. Walk a mile in their shoes – Learn what depression really is and try to feel how they feel. Realize when they are grumps in the morning, that that is just a symptom of their condition. Try to understand the misconceptions about mental illnesses and see what they really have to deal with.
  3. Keep an eye on yourself – Depressive symptoms are actually contagious, just like happiness. You will need to sometimes step away from the situation for a break just to keep your own mental health in check.
  4. Join a support group – If you are stressing too much over this, and you are beginning to feel angry and frustrated you may find comfort in a support group. The best thing to do is talk about your frustrations rather than letting them build up inside you.
  5. Be there for them – Lend a shoulder to cry on, and listen to them. Be patient with them and tell them that you care. Share what you have learned as you researched depression. Reassure them that none of this is their fault.
  6. Don’t mix up the depression with the real person – When the depressed person becomes very angry it is not because they are angry with you. Rather they are angry with themselves and the way they feel. If your significant other doesn’t feel like having sex, do not take it personally. Having a decreased sex drive is a classic symptom of depression.
  7. Laziness – Depressed people are not lazy, they are ill. Small activities such as house cleaning or cooking may be very difficult for them. Just like with the flu, sometimes people just don’t feel ‘up-to’ doing chores.
  8. Medication and therapy – These are both critical in their recovery. Try to keep them on the right track.
  9. Love them unconditionally and be sure they understand that you are not frustrated with them, you are only frustrated with their illness.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.