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12 Months of Giving: The American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization celebrating its 75 years of research and making a difference in finding a cure. Single donations can be made in any dollar increments. Those who choose to become monthly supporters can spread their generosity by sending small monthly monetary gifts over any period of time they choose.… Continue reading →

New Study Ties More Diseases to Smoking

Lung cancer has a well-known link to smoking, but recent studies suggest that tobacco use is linked to many more diseases and conditions. An estimated 480,000 deaths occur in the United States each year due to lung cancer, heart disease and other related conditions. Estimates show that an additional 60,000 to 12,000 deaths occur each… Continue reading →

Buyer Beware: Why You Should Only Buy Drugs From Legitimate Websites

For several people, prescription drugs have become costly. This is especially true for those without healthcare insurance. However, with use of the Internet, online perscription referral services have sprung up. The costs of these prescription drugs can be regulated; whereas, the costs of prescription drugs in the US are not. People use online perscription referral… Continue reading →

Venous Thromboembolism – No, That’s Not a Fancy Move on the Basketball Courts

Venous thromboembolism, or VTE, is a condition in which blood clots form in veins that are deep inside the body. It most commonly affects the large veins in the thighs and lower legs, but it can develop elsewhere too. More than 1 million cases are estimated to occur in the U.S. each year. Of that… Continue reading →

Blood Clots – Recognize the Symptoms

There are many complex mechanisms in our bodies. One of them is the body’s ability to form blood clots. Although in many cases beneficial, blood clots can also create an array of serious health issues. Blood is in constant motion as the heart pumps it to all different organs and cells of the human system.… Continue reading →

Know Your Family History

Having a close family member with a specific illness may suggest that you may carry certain genes and you may be at risk as well. Knowing your family history is one of the most important factors in knowing how to prevent or reduce that risk. All family members can benefit from the same knowledge, and… Continue reading →

Immunotherapy Drug: A New Hope For Diabetes?

Immunotherapy, also called biotherapy, is a treatment focused on raising body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. The concept of this treatment is based on using the cells produced by the body to restore and improve immune system functions. The ultimate goal is to stop the cancer cells from spreading into the other parts of the… Continue reading →

Do You Feel the Squeeze at Your Job? So Might Your Heart!

If you take your job home with you, you could be putting your health at risk. Many people work in places that are stressful or just plain inhospitable. Your boss might be too demanding, your co-workers might be overbearing backstabbers or you might be in the wrong line of work. It's obvious that workplace stress… Continue reading →

12 Months of Giving: Boys and Girls Clubs Of America

Planet Drugs Direct continues its “12 Months of Giving” initiative with its latest fundraising effort: a bake sale to raise funds and awareness for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Each month, Planet Drugs Direct raises funds for a different charity using various fundraising strategies and office teams that are assigned based on their… Continue reading →

National Oral Health Month – What You Need To Know

The month of April celebrates National Oral Health. People seldom think of their mouth when they consider their overall health; however, the mouth can cause health problems if a person has poor dental hygiene, and it can be an indicator that a person has poor health. For instance, cavities and gum disease can be a… Continue reading →

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