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How to Prevent Asthma Attacks

More than 300 million people all over the world suffer from asthma. Asthma is a frustrating and sometimes life threatening condition that can cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, anxiety, chest tightness and more. Before a medical provider gives a patient instructions on how to prevent an asthma attack, he or she…

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What are the 4 stages of COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory ailments including bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. This spectrum of diseases involves airway obstruction that interferes with the ability to breathe normally. The symptoms are non-reversible but some treatments may slow down disease progression. The World Health Organization (WHO), describes COPD…

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How Do Triglycerides Affect our Bodies?

Those with high blood pressure and those who have been deemed as a high risk for heart disease, heart attack or other related issues should know the impact that triglycerides can have on the body. High levels in this area can correlate with high levels in terms of blood pressure, which can either compound the…

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How Maine is Leading the Charge on Affordable Medications for Americans

Maine once again is at the forefront in regards to affordable medication for Americans. In June of last year Maine passed a law allowing Mainers to order from licensed pharmacies in Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The good news for PlanetDrugsDirect customers in Maine is that we offer prescriptions from Canada,…

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Top Health Concerns in America

Even with Obamacare, the ever-rising costs of health insurance is a top concern for many Americans. Family plans with no deductible have an average premium of about $12,000 a year, and plans with an annual deductible have an average premium of $5,000 each year. According to a recent article by Motley Fool, CEO Mark Bertolini…

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How Eating Breakfast Can Promote A Healthy Heart

You’ve always been told to eat breakfast, but you may have decided to ignore the advice because you’re not a fan of breakfast foods or don’t have the time to stop and eat in the morning. Regardless of how busy you are, it’s important not to skip breakfast so that you can improve your health. A…

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2 Large Meals A Day May Be More Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetics

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 25.8 million Americans have diabetes, most being type 2 diabetics. The ADA also reports that 85.2 percent of those with type 2 diabetes are either obese or overweight. With type 2 diabetes, the body is not able to make use of insulin properly. This is known as insulin…

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Most Men Do Not See a Doctor, but Should – Are You Putting Your Health at Jeopardy?

Men are notorious for not seeing the doctor on a regular basis. A recent survey conducted by Men’s Health Magazine shows that one-third of men in America do not visit the doctor for a checkup every year and 9 million men have not been to the doctor in the past five years. There are numerous reasons…

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Is Erectile Dysfunction a Sign of Heart Disease?

Erectile dysfunction is not only a sexual issue. Several men worry about erectile dysfunction, but the real cause for alarm is the potential for heart disease. Erectile dysfunction is the inability or difficulty in maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction results from a blockage and a hardening of the arteries within the penis, which prevents blood…

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Be Prepared – Why You Should Carry an Inhaler in Case of an Emergency

Asthma is a chronic medical condition that causes the airways to become inflamed and constricted. When an asthma attack occurs, less air reaches the lungs, and it is difficult to breathe. With an extreme asthma attack, death can occur if treatment isn’t rendered quickly. Every year, approximately 5,000 people die from an asthma attack in…

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