Prescription Drug Spending Is Increasing
Prescription drug spending has been steadily increasing over the years, and according to the United States government, it is expected to continue increasing until at least 2022. Projections calculated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) predict a steady increase of 6.5 percent over the next seven years. This prediction is believed to
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Antibiotics and the Impact To You
Individuals are becoming increasingly more resistant to antibiotics as the years pass, and while researchers are racing against the clock to find a cure to antibiotic resistance, nothing has been presented. In fact, there hasn’t been a new ‘class’ of antibiotics invented since the 1980s. Here are 5 things that you ought to know about
Restrictions to Your Access to Online Prescriptions
How would you like it if your access to safe prescription drugs from online Canadian pharmacies was shut down? You probably would not be happy. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is threatening to ban your access to online pharmacies. How are they attempting to do this? Well, when we search the web
Olive Oil and Protecting Against Alzheimer’s
Here’s a quick fact: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects around 30 million individuals worldwide. To put that in perspective, the latest figures show that Malaysia has a population of about 29 million. That means that the total number of Alzheimer’s sufferers is the equivalent to the population of an entire nation. Quite a perspective, isn’t it?
Improve Your Health by Eating Well
The expression “You are what you eat”, is completely accurate – your body will utilize the food you eat, regardless of its quality. By changing your diet now, you can begin to improve your health and increase the chances that you’ll be around to play with your great grandchildren. In particular, there are four areas
Quick Exercise vs. Long Exercise
The daily recommended amount of exercise is typically known as thirty minutes a day. That’s half an hour out of the day dedicated to working out in a gym, running outside, swimming in a pool, or even grooving to music in a Zumba class. Many people find, that with the hustle and bustle of a
Top 5 Foods for Kidney Health
March is National Kidney Month. In the spirit of promoting kidney health awareness, here are 5 foods that are beneficial to the health of your bean shaped organs. 1. Berries This includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries (pretty much anything that ends in berry). Berries are known to be high in antioxidants and a good source
What are the Stress Hormones?
Stress is a natural, defensive reaction. It happens when things in the world around us threaten us. There is a close relationship between stress and hormones: the chemicals that the body releases to increase your alertness and make you more capable of dealing with a danger. Do we need to be more aggressive and alert?
Tinnitus and Stress: What You Should Know
Stress is a common problem today. Put simply, stress is an emotional and physical response to problems or pressure. It can be work-related, live-related, or health-related. Occasional stress isn’t usually a serious problem. But, if it is ongoing, then stress can cause emotional and mental problems, raise blood pressure (which increases the chance of a
How Does Lipitor Work?
The drug Lipitor is actually based on calcium. It’s meant to help reduce high LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol) to safer, healthier levels. Usually, it’s taken in doses of 10 to 20 milligrams per day. Why Lipitor was Made Yes, the body produces cholesterol naturally. That’s true. But, large amounts of LDL cholesterol can be
How Do You Know if You Have Diabetes? Answers.
Sometimes being diabetic is blatantly obvious. Major diabetic symptoms can land you in the hospital. However, pre-diabetes – which can develop into a full-blown case of the metabolic disorder – is often far more subtle. Symptoms can be mistaken for other problems. Only three different blood tests, administered and interpreted by a doctor, can let
What is Atenolol?
Atenolol is a type of drug known as a beta-blocker. It works on the body’s natural chemicals that help to regulate the heart and the blood vessels. The result is a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate. Doctors prescribe atenolol for the following reasons: To prevent heart attacks To prevent kidney problems To prevent