How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Safe and Dicey Side to Pill Splitting – How to Stay Out of Harm’s way
October 4, 2010 – 3:09 am | No Comment
Safe and Dicey Side to Pill Splitting – How to Stay Out of Harm’s way
A latest study discovered that a number of people in the United States split their pills as a money-saving strategy on steeply-priced prescription medications. Such an approach could undeniably curb one’s drug bills however there is a correct manner and an erroneous method of splitting pills. In case one is thinking about this approach then mentioned herewith are pointers which would assist in ensuring that one does it in the correct manner. Firstly, asking the physician or chemist if splitting of one’s medicines could actually be done. Splitting a number of drugs is unadvisable; however, several prevalent medicines like cholesterol-reducing statin medications, hypertension medicines, antidepressants and aspirin could be split. Secondly, using pill splitters at all times for ensuring the medicines have been divided into identical parts. These are commonly obtainable in many pharmacy stores costing from three to ten dollars. Optionally checking with one’s health insurance service provider  [...]

Ex-Party Animals – Watch Out for Brewing Health Troubles
October 1, 2010 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Largely the thought process is that ‘past imperfect’ does not get carried forward, but many ‘partyers’ might be oblivious carriers of detrimental reminders of their early life. Those who have intravenously administered drugs; engaged in coke-snorting and sharing straws or had non-sterilized tattoos or body-piercings can be having HCV (hepatitis C) infection and totally oblivious of its presence in their bodies. Transmission of this virus occurs through being exposed to blood or other bodily fluids. For ten or more years the infected individual would be asymptomatic during which time the virus slyly destroys the liver. Several individuals might have unknowingly contracted the infection in case they received blood transfusions prior to the early nineties when blood supplies screening was commended for viral presence. Other individuals might have caught the viral form just by shared toothbrushes or razors. Over 3 million people in the U.S. have been identified with HCV & health  [...]