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What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, often referred to as BPH, is the enlargement of the prostate that is usually benign (non-cancerous) and is common in men as they age. When your prostate becomes enlarged it usually interferes with one’s ability to urinate due to the fact that the prostate completely surrounds your urethra—the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body.

Jun 15, 2022

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Gut Health

Managing Acid Reflux: Omeprazole vs. Pantoprazole

Jun 22, 2022

Acid reflux, also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux (GER) affects roughly 20% of adults in the U.S. and can potentially lead to major problems if left untreated. It occurs when the sphincter muscle at the bottom of your esophagus doesn't work properly, and stomach acid can back up into your esophagus. This can result in heartburn and other symptoms. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition caused by frequent or reoccurring reflux (greater than 2 times per week).

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Men's Health

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?

Jun 15, 2022

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, often referred to as BPH, is the enlargement of the prostate that is usually benign (non-cancerous) and is common in men as they age. When your prostate becomes enlarged it usually interferes with one’s ability to urinate due to the fact that the prostate completely surrounds your urethra—the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body.

Low Cost Medication

Why the U.S. Pharma Industry Needs to be Transformed

Jun 10, 2022

The pharmaceutical supply chain adopted additional middlemen in the chain many years ago called pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). PBMs are middlemen negotiators who decide the price of medications (for a fee); this has led to increased medication costs and unethical practices in recent years.

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Low Cost Medication

What You Need to Know About Generics Drugs

May 31, 2022

9 out of 10 prescriptions dispenses in the United States (US) are for generic drugs. Generics are considered to be as safe as their branded equivalent. They undergo the same FDA quality inspections that a branded medication needs to go through to ensure they are safe, effective and of high-quality.

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Chronic Illness

Thyroid

Levothyroxine To Treat Low Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)

May 30, 2022

Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put you at risk for serious health conditions, such as heart diseases, osteoporosis, and infertility. Approximately 60% of individuals with thyroid disease don't even know they have it. Don't be one of them.

Women's Health

Sexual Health

Types of Birth Control: Which Birth Control is Best?

May 26, 2022

Since the 1960s, contraceptive medications have been used to prevent pregnancies. Today, millions of women use birth control pills every month to prevent pregnancies or to relieve painful periods. However, despite the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going into effect in 2012 and ensuring complete access to birth control, many women are still getting rejected by insurance companies.

What is Stroke?

May 18, 2022

Your brain is responsible for your ability to move, feel, think and behave. Therefore, a stroke can affect any of these aspects of one’s life. Stroke is the #5 killer and the leading cause of disability in America. For this stroke awareness month, we want to teach you what to look for when someone is having a stroke as well as what may increase your risk of a stroke.

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Mental Health

Medication Treatment for General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

May 11, 2022

Feeling anxious, nervous, or agitated? You’re not alone! General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) affects 6.8 million adults every year. Although GAD is among the most common mental illness in the United States, it can significantly affect your quality of life.

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Mental Health

What Depression Is

May 5, 2022

Depression can appear in many different forms and usually depends on each individual person. They can vary in how often they appear, the severity of the symptoms, as well as how long these feelings last for. If you have experienced some of the following signs and symptoms nearly everyday for at least 2 weeks, you may be living with depression.

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Healthy Living

Exercise with Heart Disease

Apr 28, 2022

Physically active individuals have a 21% decreased risk of cardiovascular disease incidence and a 36% decreased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease compared to inactive individuals. Some of the biggest contributors to heart disease are obesity, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels.

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Eye Health

Benefits of Using Cyclosporine Eye Drops to Control Dry Eyes

Apr 25, 2022

Although dry eye(s) is a common medical condition, it still affects your quality of life and daily comfort. The sensation of burning eyes has several causes and symptoms. Cyclosporine 0.05% ophthalmic solution is the only eye drop approved by the FDA to treat symptoms of chronic dry eye(s), and it may be an option for you.

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Why Health Equity Matters

Apr 12, 2022

There is confusion about health equity versus health equality. I discovered this throughout my health journey through breast cancer and my current survivorship stage. The Medical News Today gives a clear definition of each that makes sense for providers, patients, and caregivers to understand. I have broken it down even further.

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Healthy Living

How Stress Affects Your Body

Apr 5, 2022

Stress can cause adverse effects on your body that may not be easy to recognize. When left unchecked for an extended period of time, stress may cause serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity or diabetes. Let’s discuss how stress can affect some of the major systems in our bodies.

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Healthy Living

How Your Nutrition Can Affect Your Health

Mar 15, 2022

For people with chronic health conditions, healthy eating can help manage these conditions and prevent more serious complications from occurring. Better nutrition is related to improved overall health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases and promotes longevity. Start taking small steps towards healthy nutrition today.

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Healthy Living

Protect Your Kidney

Mar 10, 2022

Keeping your kidneys healthy is a very important way to keep yourself healthy. A simple blood or urine test done by your healthcare provider is all you need to stay on top of your kidney health. Rea on to see if you have any risk factors of chronic kidney disease.

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Cholesterol

Heart Health

Combination Therapy for Better Lipid Lowering Results

Feb 14, 2022

This combination increases the overall LDL-C reduction by effectively blocking the 2 main pathways-the liver and small intestines-where LDL-C is added to your blood. It is most commonly used when a patient is at high risk for heart disease, but statin therapy alone is not effective at lowering LDL-C to its desired level.

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Taking a Long-Term Maintenance Medication?

Feb 7, 2022

New Survey Suggests Getting your Medications in 6- and 12- month Extended Supply may be Better for You. Are you currently taking medication(s) for long durations to manage a chronic condition? Then this article is right for you.