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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

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

Crohn’s Disease – Signs and Symptoms

If you’ve been experiencing ongoing digestive issues, you may be suffering from Crohn’s disease. This sometimes debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease is chronic, which means that it doesn’t go away. Symptoms typically arise gradually, but they sometimes appear suddenly. Some sufferers experience periods of remission, but they are just as likely to experience periods… Continue reading Crohn’s Disease – Signs and Symptoms

Managing Oral Health for Diabetics

Diabetics Must Maintain Healthy Insulin Levels Diabetes mellitus is a serious medical condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. The constant fluctuation of excess blood sugar in the body of a diabetic individual leads to an assortment of health problems, including tooth decay and gingivitis. An individual with diabetes must understand how to manage their… Continue reading Managing Oral Health for Diabetics

Winter and Teeth Sensitivity

Many people develop sensitive teeth as the years pass, and some seem to be prone to it even from their younger years. A number of factors can cause sensitive teeth that ache when exposed to cold drinks, hot coffee or sweet treats. If your teeth are naturally sensitive to heat and cold, you may find… Continue reading Winter and Teeth Sensitivity

Glaucoma Awareness Month – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Most people have heard of glaucoma but few understand the many risks associated with this silent sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is dangerous because affected individuals may lose nearly half of their vision without noticing that it is waning. Today, more than four million Americans suffer from glaucoma-related vision loss. The National Eye Institute projects this number… Continue reading Glaucoma Awareness Month – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Prevention for High-Risk Males

Sexual contact with someone who has HIV remains the most common way that HIV/AIDS spreads, and new HIV infections occur most often among high-risk males who are gay or bisexual. The numbers are highest among African-American high-risk men. However, proactive steps can reduce your chances of contracting or spreading the opportunistic virus. Prevention begins with… Continue reading HIV/AIDS Prevention for High-Risk Males

Managing Type 1 Diabetes as You Age

People with Type 1 diabetes ? and there are almost 3 million Americans in this category ? can live long, active, and happy lives. For sure, this affliction can be troublesome. However, people who live with this disease for 50 years or longer are becoming more common all the time. By contrast, a century ago,… Continue reading Managing Type 1 Diabetes as You Age