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Technomyalgia? Tips to Relieve the Pain

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2013 | 5:12 PM

Do you need pain relievers every day because you're sore from sitting and typing, texting or slouching? I've dubbed this new pain syndrome "technomyalgia," because it causes pain and muscle soreness.

We are surely freed of the chains that once secured us to our desks, and while mobile devices...

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Feel Bad? It Could Be Lyme Unless Proven Otherwise

(37) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 4:45 PM

Do you have symptoms that come and go? Are you on a medication merry go round? Have you been to 10 or 20 doctors without relief? Maybe you've been misdiagnosed.

Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, is the No. 1 vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide. People often...

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5 Reasons to Take Astaxanthin Every Day

(6) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 2:29 PM

Astaxanthin (pronounced "asta-ZAN-thin") is a naturally-occurring carotenoid found in algae, shrimp, lobster, crab and salmon. Carotenoids are pigment colors that occur in nature and support good health. Beta carotene, for example, is orange. Astaxanthin, dubbed the "king of the carotenoids" is red, and is responsible for turning salmon,...

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Acid Reflux Medications Are Big Drug Muggers Causing Many Side Effects

(5) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 12:40 PM

Heartburn and reflux medicine are very popular. Some of the drugs, like those in the PPI class (short for "proton pump inhibitor"), are so effective at clamping off acid in your stomach that they suppress it for 24 hours straight in some cases.

For many years, only adults took...

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Asthma and Arthritis Medications Are Drug Muggers

(3) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 12:00 PM

It's disturbing to me that consumers will ponder a menu for much longer than they will the side effects associated with their medications. And even those who do look up their medicine or ask their pharmacist still don't know that drugs can mug the body of nutrients, the very nutrients...

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Exhausted? Here's My Script for Stress by America's Pharmacist

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 1:39 PM

Many of you wear different hats. You have many "jobs" ranging from wife, mom, executive, daughter, house cleaner and church volunteer. If you've begun to feel overwhelmed, irritable and tired you may have adrenal fatigue. Doctors often prescribe prednisone or hydrocortisone (a steroid) for a while, but this is not...

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Prepare Yourself in Case of Emergency

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2011 | 1:30 AM

Depending on where we live, we might face earthquakes, tornadoes, power outages, flash floods, fires or hurricanes. Climate-related disasters give us little or no time to think about our medications, because we are focused on protecting our family, the property and staying safe. The following tips should help with your...

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Abnormal Heart Rhythm? The Heart-Talk You and Your Doctor Need to Have

(13) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 8:26 AM

Many people experience "benign" arrhythmias and these can last for years. Cardiologists can sometimes find the cause, but not always. People who suffer with these can occasionally link them to activities, foods, beverages or medicines, but not always. There are many people who simply cannot figure out why they feel...

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Are Your Meds Robbing Your Body Of Key Nutrients?

(32) Comments | Posted March 21, 2011 | 8:59 AM

Tired and Depressed? Chronic Pain? Brain Fog? Leg Cramps? Digestive Problems? Hair Loss? Nerve Pain? These symptoms may be a result of the medications you're taking! Surprised?
 
Prescription and over-the-counter drugs help millions of people with diseases and chronic conditions, but did you know that in the...

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