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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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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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Why Your Children Should Be Playing Sports – Is Your Family Active Enough?

Whether it is done for fun, leisure or competitive purposes, sports have been known to offer a variety of benefits to people of all ages, especially children. Games and sports are an excellent opportunity for children to stay active and mingle with other children. Children who are encouraged to play sports typically have enhanced self-confidence…

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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 oral…

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