Health Tips

Colorectal Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

July 15, 2010

Colorectal cancer is curable if caught early. Be aware of the symptoms: a persistent change in bowel habits; blood in the stools; severe abdominal pain; unexplained weight or appetite loss; fatigue; a sense of fullness …

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Increased Risk of Falls with Some Drugs

“Psychoactive” drugs are used to help people sleep, lower anxiety, treat depression, reduce pain and relax the muscles. These medications can increase the risk of falls in the elderly. If you or someone you know …

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Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia (or low blood sugar) can occur when you skip meals. It is often associated with diabetes and can be a serious problem. Symptoms include shakiness, a feeling of weakness, confusion, fatigue, increased pulse rate, …

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The Common Cold

The common cold is an amazingly democratic infection. It will infect even the healthiest and most fit of people– even those with the strongest immune system. The entry point of the virus is through the …

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Know Your Vitamins

Even though we sell vitamin products in our pharmacy, we are cautious in our recommendations. Recently, it has been found that vitamin B supplements containing higher amounts of folic acid, B6 and vitamin B12 may …

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Health Frauds: Too Good to be True?

Smoking tobacco does not help people who have glaucoma, a condition of the eye where the pressure inside the eye rises. Smokers tend to have higher intra-ocular pressure than non-smokers. Since glaucoma can lead to …

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Cleaning and Treating Wounds

There was a time when hydrogen peroxide was used to clean and treat wounds. The bubbling action on the skin did help with cleaning the wound but mild soap and warm water would do as …

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Relieving Muscle Aches and Pains

For some people, heat or cold rubs work well to relieve muscle aches and pains. They work by “counter-irritation,” which means an ingredient in the rub causes a mild inflammation of the skin which distracts …

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Blood Pressure

Keeping our blood pressure in normal ranges is very important for our continued good health. Having a home blood pressure monitor is a good idea to keep tabs on this important vital sign. Take your …

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Summer Maladies: Gout

Gout affects certain joints in the body causing almost unbearable pain. It primarily affects men and is not caused by excessive eating, drinking and obesity. Gout is caused by too much uric acid circulating in …

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