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Big Pharma's Newest Scare Campaign

Ads for medication and healthcare services used to be friendly and compassionate. Now it seems as if the majority of providers and manufacturers are into scaring the citizens to sell their products. Big Pharma has released a string of unnerving and disturbing commercials that are geared toward extracting an immediate reaction. The desired reaction: Terrified … Continue reading Big Pharma's Newest Scare Campaign

Big Pharma's High Prices Pay for Their Pharmaceutical Ads

The news has been filled with stories about the price of various drugs being raised regularly by the large pharmaceutical companies that make them. In many cases, the price of these drugs is so high that people with average incomes cannot afford to buy them if they do not have health insurance. There are even … Continue reading Big Pharma's High Prices Pay for Their Pharmaceutical Ads

The EpiPen Scandal: Big, Bad Pharma Is At It Again

As if medications aren’t expensive enough, big pharmaceutical companies are raising prices once again. This time, it’s for the EpiPen. This is a device that is needed by those who suffer from severe allergic reactions. They are often used with children who experience a reaction while at school as this is one of the places … Continue reading The EpiPen Scandal: Big, Bad Pharma Is At It Again

Making Mental Health First Aid as Familiar as CPR

More than 500,000 people die each year of heart attacks, according to statistics from the Women’s Heart Foundation. The number of deaths occur despite the valiant efforts of passersby and onlookers who step in and administer CPR. Most people recognize the signs of a person who is having a heart attack, and they try to … Continue reading Making Mental Health First Aid as Familiar as CPR

Seven Medication Myths

Most people tend to self-diagnose and self-medicate due to either their financial restraints or a fear of doctors. It often leads to improper use of drugs and further health complications. But, even with prescriptions drugs, patients tend to ignore the recommendations of their doctors. Becoming well educated about the medications will alleviate the possibility of … Continue reading Seven Medication Myths

Bright Light Therapy - Easing Depression's Symptoms

Depression is a mood disorder that affects 350 million people worldwide. Effective treatment for depression can sometimes be difficult because antidepressant medications can work with some people and not others or may cause unpleasant side effects. Bright light therapy offers another option that appears to have significant success in treating the symptoms of depression.  What … Continue reading Bright Light Therapy - Easing Depression's Symptoms

Heart Health - Panic Attacks vs. Heart Attacks

Panic Attacks and Heart Attacks Have Similar Symptoms Heart attacks and panic attacks have similar symptoms, making a diagnosis difficult for a medical professional examining and testing a patient in an emergency room. Because physicians are accustomed to seeing males over age 50 having heart attacks, the automatic assumption for females and younger individuals is … Continue reading Heart Health - Panic Attacks vs. Heart Attacks

Avoid These 5 Bad Habits for Your Heart

Caring for your heart is extremely important if you want to live a long, healthy and happy life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Take control of your health by avoiding these five bad habits for … Continue reading Avoid These 5 Bad Habits for Your Heart

Excessive Cell Phone Use and Depression

In just a few years, most people have made extraordinary changes in how they experience life. Instead of interacting with other people face-to-face, observing the world around them and getting valuable health benefits from physical activities, people are spending hours each day sitting with their hands held up to their ears and living virtually. Cell … Continue reading Excessive Cell Phone Use and Depression

Reducing Digital Eye Strain

Eye strain is a direct result of spending large amounts of time staring at computer screens. Most people have jobs which require long days of computer usage, so some eye strain is inevitable. Even though computer use is required, eye strain is still perfectly avoidable. Headaches and dry eyes are not fun after a long … Continue reading Reducing Digital Eye Strain