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Blaming the Psychiatric Patient When It’s a Drug-Genetic Interaction

How can patients with psychiatric or any other illnesses be viewed as non-compliant with their medical regimes when there is a persistent failure to investigate how their race and genetics are affecting treatment

What are seizures?

Seizures are when there is synchronous and excessive electrical activity in the brain¹. Given that the nervous system works through electrical activity

Pro Tips to Reduce Your Stroke Risk

The lifetime risk of stroke for adult men and women (25 years of age and older) is approximately 25 percent. Worldwide, stroke is the second most common cause of mortality and the second most common cause of disability.

What is Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is where individuals have deficiencies or defects of those clot fortifying blood factors. There are different hemophilia types, termed hemophilia A, B, and C

Cancer Diaries: It’s Marathon, Not a Sprint

Everything in life can be considered a marathon: motherhood, career, life. You name it, it’s probably a marathon. Cancer is a freaking marathon of the worst kind because it’s going to be years before you’ll see the finish line.

What Are Statins?

Statins are medications that are used to control one’s cholesterol levels. They increase HDL and decrease LDL², the so-called good and bad cholesterol

What is Metformin?

Metformin helps control blood sugar by multiple mechanisms. First, it decreases the production of sugar by the liver, which would help manage blood sugar

How to Tell if You’re Having a Heart Attack

Roughly 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 Americans have heart attacks each year. About one-third of these individuals die.

Who is at Increased Risk From Covid-19?

New information emerges daily on groups at risk from serious Covid-19 complications. Check your risk from Covid-19 against the latest data.

An Extensive List of Symptoms for Covid-19

Check your symptoms for Covid-19 and know when you should seek medical help. Covid-19 symptoms are very similar to influenza

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Who Not To Trust: A List of 10 Covid-19 Charlatans and “Medical” Snake-Oil Salesmen

The list below will highlight, by name, some of the most prominent purveyors of Covid-19 falsehoods. You may have already fallen for their self-serving propaganda.

Healthcare Workers Show Their Faith in the Covid Vaccine #vaccinechallenge

Join our #vaccinechallenge. We're Inviting doctors to send us links to their vaccination video and we''ll make you famous. Show your patients and let's help build trust in the Covid vaccine.

8 Tips to Solve Vaginal Dryness and Overcome Painful Intercourse

Vaginal dryness is a common condition affecting 50–70% of women after menopause. A lack of lubrication is the most common cause of dyspareunia

Understanding Hormones: the role of Testosterone

Testosterone is the main sex hormone found in men. It controls male physical features.. The testes (testicles) make testosterone.

Five Things Your Nipples May be Trying to Tell You

Nipples can act as an early warning system for a host of breast related problems. Here are five potential issues that can affect your breasts and how these will affect your nipples.

Blood, Types and ABO Testing

Blood groups explained, and how your blood works to provide life to your entire body. Understand donor compatibility and classification.

Potential Health Expenses for Canadians to Consider With Aging

Do you already have an existing health issue? Are you impacted currently by a chronic illness or disability? What has your healthcare team advised you to plan for as you age?

Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy

Upper GI endoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor uses an endoscope—a flexible tube with a camera—to see the lining of your upper GI tract.

Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT)

A nucleic acid test (NAT) is a technique used to detect genetic material (DNA or RNA) in analysed samples

Will The Vaccine Stop Me From Catching COVID?

That is currently being studied, and the data are not out yet. This is critical to know, actually. We know that the vaccine prevents symptomatic Covid disease, but we don’t know if it prevents people from catching the virus

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Potential Health Expenses for Canadians to Consider With Aging

Do you already have an existing health issue? Are you impacted currently by a chronic illness or disability? What has your healthcare team advised you to plan for as you age?

Is It Stress or Anxiety That’s Contagious?

The dynamic pairing of stress and anxiety does require management. If prolonged stress is not managed, physical health may be the deadly target and psychological and physical illness results.

Chest pain as a symptom of Heart Attack

Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back

UFE: Treating Uterine Fibroids without Losing Your Uterus

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure to shrink or destroy uterine fibroids. Although fibroids are a common gynecologic condition, this procedure is not done by a gynecologist.