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How To Know When Heart Palpitations Are An Emergency

Palpitations are moments where it feels like your heart is overactive, pounding, fluttering or otherwise acting more than it should. You may be able to sense it within your chest, your throat or even your neck. You might also feel like your heart is skipping beats, beating too erratically or even too heavily. Furthermore, palpitations… Continue reading How To Know When Heart Palpitations Are An Emergency

Having Anxiety and Feeling Anxious: Learn the Difference

Many people who suffer from anxiety disorders and mental illnesses generally use the terms “anxiety” and “feeling anxious” interchangeably. Still, there is actually a difference between having anxiety and feeling anxious. Knowing how to differentiate between them can help you in your recovery process. It becomes easier for you to manage anxiety symptoms when you… Continue reading Having Anxiety and Feeling Anxious: Learn the Difference

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Sleep By the Numbers Getting the correct amount of sleep can help lead to a more productive and energetic lifestyle. In many cases a strong sleep pattern can lead to a longer life. Most adults can expect to sleep 7 hours or more every day, while the older teen 13-18 will need between 8-10 hours.… Continue reading How Much Sleep Do You Need?

FDA Approves Zeposia for Ulcerative Colitis

Individuals with ulcerative colitis will have a new treatment after the approval of Zeposia by the FDA. The drug is effective for moderate and severe ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It results when inflammation occurs in the lining of the rectum, large intestine, or both. Studies indicate that about three million US… Continue reading FDA Approves Zeposia for Ulcerative Colitis

Why Allergy Season Is Longer and Stronger This Year

You’re not imagining it, allergy season is longer and stronger this year. This is bad news for people that have severe seasonal allergies. The increased pollen counts hit many people hard this year. One study found that between 1990 and 2018 the pollen season went up by 20 days each year. The pollen concentrations in… Continue reading Why Allergy Season Is Longer and Stronger This Year

Peanut Allergies Now Affecting More US Adults Than Children

The most recent findings from the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology show that 20% of the adults who have peanut allergies and live in the United States developed their hypersensitivity to legumes after turning 18. To give a sense of the scale of this study, that percentage equates to more than 800,000 adults; sobering… Continue reading Peanut Allergies Now Affecting More US Adults Than Children

Drugs Similar to Viagra May Help Combat Heart Disease

Heart disease researchers have recently completed some clinical trials on sheep which suggest that tadalafil, a drug normally prescribed for erectile dysfunction, may be able to combat heart failure. Tadalafil, marketed under the name Cialis, is similar in nature to sildenafil, the drug commonly known as Viagra, and has almost exclusively been used to help… Continue reading Drugs Similar to Viagra May Help Combat Heart Disease

The Rising Cost of Insulin

Insulin is a hormone that sends a message for your other cells to open up and metabolize the glucose in your blood. It is normally produced in the pancreas unless you have Type 1 diabetes and are dependent upon high-grade prescription insulin. The failure to treat Type 1 diabetes will result in death. Insulin is… Continue reading The Rising Cost of Insulin

A Look At The 10 Most Expensive Disease Treatments in America

With insurance premiums constantly increasing, it’s getting harder and harder to fulfill one of life’s basic functions: staying alive. And with for-profit pharmaceutical companies looking to line their pockets, it should come as no surprise that healthcare costs are skyrocketing as well. If you are especially unlucky, you may find yourself in a health situation… Continue reading A Look At The 10 Most Expensive Disease Treatments in America

Why Drugs Cost More Than They Should: The $3.5 Billion Dollar Reason

Pharmaceutical Companies Offer Pay-for-Delay Deals to Generic Drug Manufacturers Anyone needing prescription medications that are required for an illness or chronic health condition is probably shocked by the high cost of brand-name drugs. To avoid losing massive amounts of profits from new medications, pharmaceutical companies have offered pay-for-delay plans to generic medication manufacturers. The average… Continue reading Why Drugs Cost More Than They Should: The $3.5 Billion Dollar Reason