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Depression in Heart Failure Patients Leads to 5 Times Higher Risk of Death

Heart failure is a serious medical condition that affects approximately 600,000 people in the United States each year and is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart failure means that blood is not being pumped effectively throughout the body; it does not necessarily mean that a heart attack has occurred. It… Continue reading →

Nearly Half of Women with Migraines are Undiagnosed

A migraine brings on an intense, almost unimaginable pain. This throbbing sensation becomes so intense that sufferers may not be able to work or do normal household chores. Although the throbbing, debilitating pain affects all aspects of daily life, an estimated 45 percent of women who have migraines are never diagnosed. For the most part,… Continue reading →

12 Months of Giving: The American Cancer Society

Planet Drugs Direct is still actively involved in charitable causes benefiting various worthy organizations in the process. Our June fundraising effort will be focused on gathering donations for American Cancer Society. The event will take place in our facility and consist of employee attended Bar-B-Que. All proceeds will go directly to the ACS along with… Continue reading →

Is Being a Night Owl Bad For Your Health?

Many night owls exist in the world. Night owls are people who prefer not to sleep until the late hours of the night. A night owl may not go to sleep until after midnight and into the twilight hours. Some people have night owl schedules because of the jobs they work. Working night owls may… Continue reading →

Easing Diabetic Nerve Pain With a Vegan Diet

Researchers conducting a small study on the health effects of a vegan diet on people suffering from diabetic nerve pain have found that it can potentially help alleviate certain symptoms and promote weight loss. The results of the study were published in the May 25 issue of Nutrition & Diabetes and included data showing how… Continue reading →

Ankle Sprains – Treatment and Prevention

Ankle sprains occur commonly -- averaging about 25,000 times per day in the United States -- and their symptoms range from minor discomfort and swelling to debilitating injuries that are nearly as painful as bone fractures. Any ankle sprain can cause long-term problems if you don't get treatment. Ankle sprains are caused by stretched or… Continue reading →

Caring For a Partner With Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugars (blood glucose) are too high. The majority of food products you consume are turned into glucose, which provides a source of energy for your body. Your body produces insulin, which is a hormone that helps glucose get into the cells. When you have type 2 diabetes,… Continue reading →

Heart Attack Severity Dependent On Time Of Day?

A 2011 study published in the academic journal “Circulation Research” found a strong link between the severity of a heart attack and the time of its occurrence. A detailed analysis of more than 1,000 heart-attack sufferers showed a peak in damage caused by heart attacks that occur between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., with 82… Continue reading →

US Prescription Drug Inflation? Prescription Drugs Which Cost Too Much in America

Prescription drugs for chronic illnesses carry serious financial burden for Americans, even for those with decent health insurance coverage. The inflated prices do not remotely compare to the prices imposed in other countries. There are numerous reasons for it, but the biggest misconception lies in the myths that the research, development and production cost has… Continue reading →

Dr. Google: The Inaccuracy in Search Engine Diagnosis

Today, we live in a world of cyberchondria. Unfortunately, many people use search engines like Google to check for what illness could be causing them to feel funny. This over-reliance on the Internet to provide accurate information for medical problems has caused global cyberchondria. So, how many Internet users are using search engines to self-diagnose?… Continue reading →

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