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Erectile Dysfunction

The little blue pill is not just for older men. E.D., or erectile dysfunction, is more common with age, but is becoming more and more common among men of all ages. While impotence my happen naturally in men as they age, young men are experiencing this problem more often due to factors other than age. Erectile dysfunction is characterized by the ina...

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PMS or PMDD

Is Your Monthly Cycle Making You Crazy?

School children joke about it, young boys don’t understand it, men may seem afraid of it, but it’s the young girls and women of childbearing age who are most affected. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) are cyclical ailments which can affect women who menstruate, and even some who don’t. PMS is far more com...

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Spring Weight Loss

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions each year is about health and weight loss. This spring, make sure you're on track with your goals and resolutions, while also remembering your health every step of the way. There are many drugs on the market that can help you lose weight, but it's important that these are used as part of a whole-life p...

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Right to Try

In May, President Trump signed the Right to Try Act into law, making it possible for terminally ill patients to try medicines that are not approved by the federal government for market. This type of legislation has been around since 2014, when Colorado became the first state to enact Right to Try, but it is gaining attention in the news as patients...

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Traveling With Medications

Every year over 100 million people travel globally. Many are visiting their families and loved ones and some just want to get away during their time off work.  Wherever you may be traveling this season, make sure you have everything you need, and that includes your medications. Plan Ahead When it comes to your packing list, make sure you include...

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The Truth About Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

Throughout the year on social media, certain posts reach viral status. Just recently, a post re-emerged after laying dormant for several months. It was originally published in March 2017 and is making the rounds again. The Mountains and Mustard Seeds blog post entitled "This Antibiotic Will Ruin You" has been shared on Facebook  2.1 million time...

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Types of Administration: Which Route is Right for You?

When your doctor is discussing treatment options with you, there may be short discussion about the best route, or not. It's important that you know the difference in order to be part of the discussion. Oral Route The most common, oral administration is by mouth. It can be liquid, capsules, tablets, or chewables. Oral medications are the most comm...

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An Overview of Current Drug Shortages

As consumers in America, all of the information you need is at your fingertips. You might have found out about current drug shortages when your pharmacy raised the cost for prescription drugs, or when you couldn't get a certain medication while in the hospital. Your increased rates of necessary medications may be due to many reasons. For example,...

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New Legislation to Further Regulate SARMs in the U.S.

New legislation may affect the bodybuilding and athletic communities as selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) are set to be regulated by the FDA. These products are synthetic drugs which mimic testosterone. They are different and separate from anabolic steroids, yet pose some of the same risks. What Makes SARMs Dangerous? SARMs are assoc...

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Drug Recalls

Where to Find Them, What to Do

Whether you’re using a medication as an ongoing treatment for a medical condition or it’s a short term treatment, you need to take drug recalls seriously. A drug recall is like a fire drill: it may be because the manufacturer failed a portion of an assessment, or it could be because an incorrect ingredient was used. No matter what, it needs to ...

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Pfizer to Postpone Drug Price Hikes

As of July 1, the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, raised list prices on around 40 medications. The company makes and markets over 400 medicines and vaccines, meaning the drug hikes affected only 10 percent of their portfolio. Still, the changes brought outrage after President Trump suggested in May that the public would soon be seeing manufacturers v...

Of all the news coming from Washington D.C. in recent weeks, none may affect you more than the good news coming today--lowering the price of drugs. President Trump will speak on the topic extensively, revealing his vision for lowering drug prices, and his specific actions to do so. These specific actions will not require the approval of Congress, m...

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Life, Insurance and How Opioids Impact Your Policy

Opioid use in the United States is at an all-time high, and opioid related deaths are the same. 1 out of 5 patients are prescribed opioid pain relievers in a doctor's office, according to prescribing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This figure does not include cancer-related opioid prescriptions. Not only is a large percen...

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Safe Storage and Disposal of Meds

You can avoid a lot of headache and heartache by storing and disposing of your medications safely and properly. Storing meds incorrectly can cause them to lose potency, work less effectively, and may even lead to adverse effects. If you're not sure how a medication should be stored, check the paperwork that came from the pharmacy, or call them and ...

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Dietary Supplements: What You Should Know

Not all pills are created equal-especially when it comes to medications and supplements. The Food and Drug Administration has stringent requirements for pharmaceutical manufacturers when it comes to medications. Can the same be said of supplements? The Label Should Be True The claim on the label should be true, but these claims are not evaluated ...

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Understanding Drug Interactions

According to a 2017 survey, 55 percent of Americans are taking prescription medications on a regular basis. Those who take prescription drugs take an average of four separate medications.[1] Taking more than one medication can become complicated. Patients who take even one medication should be aware of drug interactions, how to avoid them, and how ...

Nearly every one of your favorite local pharmacies offer a discount option. Plans include extensive generic drug lists that are available in a month’s supply for $4, or a 90 day supply for $10. When writing prescriptions, many doctors ask if you want to use the $4 plan. If so, they will write for the generic equivalent of the medication you need ...

When England began colonizing North America, there were few regulations for care. Shiploads of people came, but they were laborers, not educated in biological science, medicine, or any specialties of medicine. Scientific Discoveries Colonial practitioners had no knowledge of germs, bacteria, or the need for proper sterilization. As a result, dise...

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Will Your Insurance Cover Your Vitamins?

The Answer May Surprise You

Americans spent $34 billion on over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in 2016[1]. Some of the these medications treat symptoms, and some are believed to prevent illnesses. In an attempt to maintain health, more and more Americans are turning to vitamins and supplements for weight loss, immune boosting, and nutrition. In fact, 68 percent of Americans take die...

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Pill Splitting

What You Need to Know

You can save boatloads of cash by talking to your doctor about pill splitting. In many cases you can save up to 50% on your medications, because pills with twice the strength are not twice the price! In order to help patients obtain the treatment they need, many doctors are more than willing to write prescriptions for double strength. Because pharm...

It can be difficult to navigate the world of medicine, especially when it comes to obtaining costly prescription medications. The last thing you want is to spend a lot of money on a medication you cannot use. Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) account for 3-6% of hospital admissions[1], and 15-20% of these ADRs are considered Type B, or unpredicted react...

When you hear the word cancer, you can feel many things. Emotions may win over pain in a time like this. The only thing that can help is the only thing that can help—the right medication at the right time. Thinking about paying out-of-pocket for a medication that will save my life was not something I was ready for. Hearing words like carcinoma an...


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