How To Reduce Your Risk Of Prostatitis

On this page⇓ What is prostatitis? Causes of prostatitis. How to minimize your risk of prostatitis.  Treatment recommendations. Complications of prostatitis. In my previous article, I started a series on how men can have a healthy prostate. I wrote about the prostate gland — what it is, what it does and where it's located in …

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Heart Health: Know the Signs

Written by Matt Mascarenas For most of us, heart health comes down to our lifestyle choices. However, many people still believe that heart disease only affects those older. Unfortunately, heart disease doesn’t adhere to strict age limits. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of heart disease and do all you can to live …

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World Tuberculosis Day

Written by Great Emefeke, Pharm.D World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the …

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How Medical Negligence Became the Third Leading Cause of Death

By Derek Eastwood The third leading cause of death in the United States — medical errors, claim 251,000  lives every year. When you break this figure down it is really shocking as it is the equivalent of almost 700 deaths per day and 9.5% of total deaths every year. It’s not surprising therefore that 55% …

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World Birth Defects Day: 5 Ways To Prevent Birth Defects

Birth defects are a leading cause of death in the first year of life, and babies who survive may be physically or mentally disabled. Every year, about 8 million babies worldwide are born with a serious birth defect, and about 3 million of them will die before their fifth birthday. Common examples of birth defects …

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How a Pharmacist Helped a Peptic Ulcer Patient

Storytelling is a unique way of communicating vital information that can stick to the memory for a long time. So, the content of this write-up is presented as a story. Read, and enjoy the prose and dialogue. But most importantly, get the main gist — that pharmacists have a key role to play in peptic …

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how to cope with menopause: the ultimate guide

How To Cope With Menopause

Specially written for every woman. Your body is changing. You can feel it. These days, you hardly sleep well at night. You experience night sweats and hot flushes. You're even beginning to forget things. Could it be memory loss? During the day, you feel exhausted and irritable. Of course, it's expected since you didn't sleep …

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5 Ways to Limit Your Chances of Buying Fake Drugs

The issue of fake drugs has been a global health challenge for a long time. Fake drugs can be found in illegal street markets, via unregulated websites through to pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals. According to WHO, an estimated 1 in 10 medical products in low and middle-income countries is substandard or falsified. Fake drugs are …

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