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The Difference Between Heartburn and GERD

Pain in the chest that radiates into the throat could indicate that a person is suffering from either heartburn or GERD. While these two disorders are often mistaken for one another, there are some key differences between the two that should be noted. Treatment options differ for heartburn and GERD, so an appropriate diagnosis is…

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What You Can Do to Reduce Asthma Triggers During the Spring

To asthmatics sensitive to certain triggers, coughing, wheezing and sneezing are more definite signs of spring than April showers or May flowers. If dust, pollen or chemicals increase the amount of attacks you suffer, rest assured that you can reduce asthma triggers during the spring. To avoid or reduce exposure to triggers, you must first identify…

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Planet Drugs Direct, Who We Are and Why We Might Stop Accepting Credit Cards

PlanetDrugsDirect is a licensed mail order pharmacy, a member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), and a 5 check rated pharmacy by PharmacyChecker.com. We are one of the very best places in the world to get high quality, low cost prescription drugs, safely, with a prescription written by a healthcare professional licensed to practice…

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High Risk Credit Card Processors; Who They Are and How Banks Treat Them

Generally banks consider industries, both online and offline, as high risk credit card processors if they have high rates of fraud or credit card chargebacks within their customer base. Once they’ve classified a business they will then tend to treat all the businesses within this group the same with respect to rates and their eligibility…

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Get 5% Off Your Next Order by Switching to Check or Money Order

PlanetDrugsDirect exists to bring consumers across the world medication at affordable prices. That’s the reason you shop with us. Your quest for reasonably priced medicine likely stems from an inability to pay the uncapped, unreasonably high drug prices demanded and allowed in the U.S. by big pharmaceutical companies. Of course, you could also be taking…

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Ways to Prevent Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA, is a degenerative disease of the joints. It is a chronic condition where the cartilage in the joints breaks down, causing frictional stress on the area, boney overgrowth and other localized ligament and muscle problems. The Arthritis Foundation describes the symptoms as joint pain, stiffness and evidence of swelling…

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Understanding the Symptoms of Hypertension

What is Hypertension? Hypertension is a condition that is known as high blood pressure. This occurs when there is an elevated pressure in the arteries. When the heart beats, blood is pumped through the body via the arteries. The blood pressure is the force of the blood as it flows through the arteries. As the pressure…

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Increasing Coffee Consumption May Protect You Against Type 2 Diabetes

After a comprehensive study spanning 20 years, researchers now have hard evidence supporting the relationship between drinking coffee and the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The result: Increasing your coffee intake reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes. The research team, headed by Dr. Frank Hu and Dr. Shilpa Bhupathiraju of Harvard School of Public…

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Medicine Cabinet Safety: How To Properly Store and Dispose of Medications

Every home has one hidden behind a vanity mirror in the bathroom or in a little-used corner of the kitchen. Medicine cabinets are the repository of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which may be past their expiration dates or period of usefulness. Typically left unsecured, the contents of medicine cabinets pose many dangers to…

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Does Increased Job Strain Contribute to Hypertension?

Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a medical condition where the body’s arteries have consistent elevated blood pressure. Blood is pumped to the body through the arteries every time the heart beats. Blood pressure is actually the force of blood that is pushed up against the walls of blood vessels. In hypertension, the…

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