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Effective OTC pain management options including alternative therapies

Effective OTC pain management options including alternative therapies

June 18, 2014 | Pain
Many over-the-counter or OTC pain treatments are safe and effective if used correctly. The most common OTC pain medications are those that inhibit the class of enzyme known as the cyclooxygenases. They are mainly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory...
Nasal Polyps: A full understanding of current treatment strategies

Nasal Polyps: A full understanding of current treatment strategies

June 17, 2014 | Ear, Nose and Throat
[caption id="attachment_621" align="alignright" width="300"] Nasal polyps[/caption] What are nasal polyps? The moist inner lining of the nose is called its mucosa. Facial bones surrounding the nose have air-filled spaces that open into the nasal...
Allergic Rhinitis: How to stop it in its tracks

Allergic Rhinitis: How to stop it in its tracks

June 16, 2014 | Allergy, Ear, Nose and Throat
What does Allergic rhinitis mean? A person is allergic to something if his/her immune system overreacts to its exposure leading to a variety of signs and symptoms, while the same substance does not elicit any response from other people. The...
Are statins bad? Should you be considering other options

Are statins bad? Should you be considering other options

June 15, 2014 | Diabetes, Heart, Stroke
Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease High levels of cholesterol - a large form of lipid that is the basis for many steroid-type molecules - is associated with a higher risk of heart disease and other disorders related to the impaired or reduced...
Dry Eye Syndrome: Understanding and treatment strategies

Dry Eye Syndrome: Understanding and treatment strategies

June 14, 2014 | Eyes
What Is Dry Eye? Dry eye syndrome is an eye disease characterised by eye dryness which is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear evaporation.1 In this definition, the term, tear deficiency, implies a deficiency of aqueous tears...
Is HIV infection AIDS?: Explanations of HIV and AIDS and the approach to therapy

Is HIV infection AIDS?: Explanations of HIV and AIDS and the approach to therapy

June 13, 2014 | General, HIV/AIDS
The difference between HIV and AIDS While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, there is a difference between HIV infection and AIDS. HIV infection simply means that someone has the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in their body. Likewise,...
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease management protocols and related health options for adolescents

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease management protocols and related health options for adolescents

June 12, 2014 | Pain, General
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease is a condition that causes pain in the knee, just below the kneecap. Osgood-Schlatter's is caused by inflammation at the point where the patellar tendon connects to the tibia (the larger, lower leg bone). Osgood-Schlatter's...
New Breakthroughs in Seizure Prevention

New Breakthroughs in Seizure Prevention

June 11, 2014 | Epilepsy
Other articles on Epilepsy from The Super Pharmacist: Epileptic Stem Cell Therapy Current Epilepsy Treatment Options Establishing new breakthroughs in seizure prevention is an ongoing movement in the medical world. Epilepsy is a chronic brain...
Theories of why migraines occur? Scientific perspectives of causes of migraines

Theories of why migraines occur? Scientific perspectives of causes of migraines

June 10, 2014 | Pain, General
Migraine is a recurring type of primary headache which is moderate to severe in intensity and has a pulsating quality. Although it is typically one-sided, it may occur anywhere on the head, neck, and face – or all over. In up to a third of cases,...
Oral hygiene and the impact of poor oral hygiene on the overall quality of health

Oral hygiene and the impact of poor oral hygiene on the overall quality of health

June 9, 2014 | Digestion, Heart, Stroke, General
The health of your mouth and your body are closely related. Various oral conditions can lead to health problems and, conversely, health conditions can affect the oral cavity. The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. While your skin acts as a...
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