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Zantac Sales Suspended By CVS Pharmacy Amid Cancer Concerns

In a dramatic move, CVS Pharmacy is suspending the sale of Zantac, a popular medication used to treat heartburn. As well, CVS is also suspending the sale of ranitidine, a generic, that also treats heartburn, until further notice.   This news comes almost immediately after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found impurities in…

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Knee Pain, Causes, Symptoms And Possible Treatments

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Knee pain is more prevalent in the United States than you can even imagine. Indeed, according to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 31 million Americans suffer from this condition.   Most people really don’t realize how valuable healthy knees are until these joints deteriorate on them. In fact, your knees are your largest, most complex…

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Summer Hot Weather Safety For Seniors A Top Priority

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Summer hot weather can be a very dangerous time for senior citizens. Of course, their safety is a top priority for caregivers and family members.   Therefore, in view of this past weekends scorching hot weather in the Northeast, with temperatures reaching 110 degrees, the National Institute of Aging (NIA), makes the following recommendations:  …

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Your Sugar Cravings Easy To Cut Back, Use These Methods

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Sugar cravings are something we all have and which we all have trouble controlling. You name it, we love it. Chocolate, ice cream, cake, cookies, double mocha frappuccinos, we love them all. But, without exception, these foods/drinks are poison for many of us.   The fact is that sugar cravings and moderation are an oxymoron.…

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Drug Side Effects Can Change Your Health As You Age

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Drug side effects can change your health status as you age. Medications you have taken earlier in your life with no issues may suddenly cause you problems as you enter your senior years.     Your metabolism changes a lot as part of the normal aging process. Your metabolism slows, your kidneys are less efficient,…

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Low Blood Pressure Can Also Be A Danger To Your Health

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Low blood pressure (hypotension) does not get a fraction of publicity that high blood pressure gets. Nevertheless, hypotension definitely poses a threat to your health that you should not ignore. Hypotension is defined as the blood pressure being 90/60. In contrast, normal pressure levels are at 120/80 mm Hg.         Low Blood…

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Red Meat Eaten Daily Triples Your Risk For Heart Disease

Red meat eaten daily triples your risk for heart disease, a recent study reports. Previous research showed that  tri-methyl-amine N-oxide (TMAO) is a dietary byproduct that is formed by gut bacteria during digestion. This chemical comes from nutrients that are at very high levels in red meat. High saturated fat levels have long been known…

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Healthy Eating, Alzheimer’s Patients, And The Holidays

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Eating healthy during this Holiday season is difficult for all of us. All that delicious food, all of the parties, and in a flash, we can easily have put on 5 to 15 pounds. Wow!   Now just try to imagine what a difficult time an Alzheimer’s patient, who needs a familiar routine and a…

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Avoiding Prednisone Withdrawal

Doctors prescribe prednisone, a corticosteroid, to treat conditions that involve swelling and inflammation. A variety of conditions are treated with prednisone, including skin conditions that involve swelling and itching, such as poison ivy; asthma; severe allergies; arthritis; kidney problems; digestive problems; multiple sclerosis flareups; and lupus. In general, prednisone is prescribed for certain amount of…

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The Flu Shot: Just Do It

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the flu affects up to 35 million Americans each year, of whom approximately 500,000 will require hospitalization, and up to 50,000 will die from complications of the virus. But that was only until last year. Last year’s US flu season was a record-breaker: 49 million…

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