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National Kidney Month – What You Need To Know

March is National Kidney Month. In an effort to raise awareness about kidney disease, DaVita, one of the largest kidney care companies in the United States, is sharing information about kidney disease. One in ten adults is affected by chronic kidney disease. This may come in the form of end stage renal disease or for…

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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…

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Kidney Failure: Signs and Symptoms of Stages 1-5

Your kidneys are a diverse organ that is responsible for a variety of important tasks that are necessary for supporting and sustaining human life. Most people have two kidneys, which are located in the lower area of your torso. The primary responsibility of the kidneys is to filter water and waste from the blood, which…

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Is It GERD or a Heart Attack? Know the Difference!

Normally, digestive acid in your stomach is kept from moving up into your esophagus by the lower esophageal sphincter. This ring of muscle functions as a valve, which opens only as you swallow. But sometimes the valve relaxes or weakens, allowing stomach acid to flow up (reflux) into your esophagus. Pressure on the sphincter muscle…

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National Kidney Month – What You Need To Know

March is National Kidney Month. In an effort to raise awareness about kidney disease, DaVita, one of the largest kidney care companies in the United States, is sharing information about kidney disease. One in ten adults is affected by chronic kidney disease. This may come in the form of end stage renal disease or for…

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10 Tips for Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Know Your Blood Sugar Levels The only way to successfully plan and execute a dietary regimen that controls blood sugar, is to have intimate knowledge of how individual levels register. Levels above 100mg/dL require radical changes in nutrition and lifestyle habits. Food Is Fuel Understand that every time a body is prompted to process food, it releases glucose-producing…

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How Do Other Drug Regulators Compare to the FDA?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a regulatory body vetted by the US Federal Government. It is responsible for securing the safety of its citizens and livestock in the realm of consumables like food, medicines, chemicals and all of their biological delivery methods. The FDA charter, by default, makes it intimately tied…

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12 Months of Giving: American Heart Association

As a reliable online pharmacy, Planet Drugs Direct has been helping its customers stay healthy since it debuted in 2001. This year, however, we’ve embarked upon a project to aid even more people: Our entire team is striving to raise funds for a different charity each month. The current installment of this “12 Months of Giving”…

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Flu Season – A Survival Guide

One of the greatest fears people face each winter is the flu. Not only does influenza (flu) rear its ugly head during the cold seasons, but each season there seems to be a new strain of the flu virus, so it is often difficult to find the right anti-virus solution. The main thing to keep…

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American Heart Month – What You Need To Know

What is American Heart Month? The month of February is designated as American Heart Month. This is a time when people are encouraged to learn about heart health, make donations to organizations that educate others about heart diseases and to learn about the risk factors that contribute to heart health. Heart disease is one of the…

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