know the damaging effect of alcohol

Many people don’t realize alcohol is a poisonous substance. The American Medical Association classifies it as a poisonous drug. Before you can even feel the effect of the alcohol on your system, it is already in the bloodstream. You do not know when you have had too much to drink until it is too late. […]

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what you should know about vitamin b12 and metformin

Metformin is one of the oldest and most commonly prescribed blood sugar-lowering drugs used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.  Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that’s essential for nerve conduction, mental functioning, DNA synthesis, and red blood cell formation. It’s readily available in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and milk and other […]

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how to sleep if you have acute to chronic neck pain?

Do you have acute to chronic neck pain? How do you sleep? Many people who have acute to chronic neck pain are simply just sleeping in the wrong positions! They will typically sleep on their abdomens with their head turned to the side on pillows that lack support. (we have seen these in our clinic […]

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how to avoid over medication

When you’re overmedicated, you’re receiving more medications or greater amounts of one medication than you need for your health.  Too much medication can simply be a waste of your money, but it can also cause serious and deadly health complications. As a consumer, you can advocate for yourself and try to prevent over medication.   Keep […]

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why Masks should not be worn by infants

According to the CDC, it is safe for children to wear a face mask if they are over 2 years old. Aside from the risk for suffocation, young children aren’t capable of adjusting masks or removing them if they start to have difficulty breathing.In addition, children with health issues that would make breathing harder with […]

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Depression, anxiety and mental illness

Some argue that: • Hope resides only in some • Help is limited and difficult to assess, unless one is rich enough to go private • Healing is to some extent possible for above disorders but takes time and commitment. However, cure is often not! Reactions?

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don’t throw away your expired epipens

EpiPen is the brand name of an auto-injectable device that delivers the drug epinephrine. It is a life-saving medication used when someone is experiencing an anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis: is a severe allergic reaction due to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs, or other substances. Epinephrine acts quickly to improve breathing, stimulate the heart, raise a dropping blood pressure, […]

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Don’t neglect your health because of covid-19

Don’t neglect your health cos of this pandemic. Keep up with taking your medications as prescribed and if you have run out of your medications, call your doctor’s office to have refills sent to your pharmacy.Also, don’t neglect your wellness visit with your PCP. Most clinics conduct this visit via telemedicine (phone, video). If you […]

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hand washing is more effective than hand sanitizer

That is why it is so important to wash your hands with soap and water as soon as possible even after you use hand sanitizer. Washing with soap and bubbles for a at least 20 seconds will break the stickiness or adhesion of any bacteria on your hands. It will also break down any fatty […]

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It is not sanitary to re-use bath towels

Unless you wash your towel after each, use a disposable PAPER TOWEL.It’s easy to assume that because you’re clean when you dry off with a bath towel that your towel stays pretty clean even after a few uses. But bath towels host a variety of microorganisms that you might not welcome into your hygiene routineImagine […]

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New STD Testing: GONORRHEA, CHLAMYDIA

Did you know there are several types of sexually transmitted diseases that don’t show symptoms until after it’s too late?The Importance of Getting TestedIt’s highly recommended that you get tested for sexually transmitted diseases or infections if you’re sexually active. Even those who are sexually active with only one partner should consider testing.I recommend you […]

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Blood pressure cuff and irregular heartbeat

Before you get all panicky, you should feel your pulse, does it feel like a regular rhythm? How to feel your pulse: Put your finger on the side of your neck (carotid) or on your wrist (radial). Does it seem regular; not super-fast or super-slow or does it skip a lot of beats? Can you […]

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COVID-19: Dry Cough, Lung Infection, Ventilator

The body detects the thick, toxic mucous and generates a cough to drive the mucous out of the throat and trachea before it gets into the lungs. It has two purposes: In the early stage, when the infection is only in the upper respiratory system, sinuses, nose, and throat, the body generates mucous on those […]

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COVID-19: fear of going to the ER

Going to the hospital can seem extra scary at this time. I have had several conversations with people not wanting to go to the ER for fear of getting Covid-19. Statistics are showing a rise in people dying at home from heart attacks, strokes and other treatable illness’ as they do not want to go […]

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Foods Rich in Vitamin D3 Zinc and Magnesium

According to nutrition experts, the best way to get the nutrients we need is through food. Yet, even if you eat a a healthy well balanced diet, you may still fall short of needed nutrients. Whether you take more of supplements as opposed to food or vice versa, whats’s important is making sure you are […]

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