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With the high prices of many medications and the difficulty in getting doctors to prescribe the opioid medications you need to relieve your pain, it can be tempting to consider ordering drugs online. In fact, we periodically get questions asking about online pharmacies. But as it turns out, the odds of living through a game of Russian roulette are better than your odds of ordering from an online pharmacy and getting the medication you ordered that is not contaminated and at the same time keeping your credit card information safe. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) recently announced that it evalauted 5,200 Internet drug outlets and found that 96% were not in compliance with the basic criteria required for a legitamate pharmacy practice. Some of the problems the NABP found included:
More than 75% dispense drugs, including opioids and other analgesics, without a valid prescription being required, with most Internet outlets accepting a brief on...
At 3 a.m. the phone rings – it's the hospital calling to say that your brother has had a stroke. "Come quickly, it's serious". How can that be, you ask? Your brother is only 40 years old. But statistics show that your brother is not alone. The numbers are staggering: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stroke is the third-leading cause of death and one of the primary causes of long-term disability in the United States. Four out of every 1,000 people are affected by strokes each year, and there are over 4,000,000 stroke survivors alive at this time. Not just a disease for the elderly, 28 percent of stroke victims are under the age of 65, according to the Framingham Heart Study. What is a stroke? What does it mean to have a stroke? Let's first find out what happens in the brain: Without a constant flow of oxygen-enriched blood, brain cells can become injured or destroyed (infarcted). A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular attack (CVA...
Memory loss that disrupts everyday life is not a normal part of
aging. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual and progressive
decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The most common
form of dementia is Alzheimers disease, a disorder that
results in the loss of brain cells.
The Alzheimers Association, the world leader in Alzheimer
research and support, has developed a checklist of common symptoms
to help recognize the warning signs of Alzheimers
1. Memory loss.
Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most
common early signs of dementia. A person begins to forget more
often and is unable to recall the information later.
2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks.
People with dementia often find it hard to complete everyday
tasks that were once so familiar, they were nearly automatic.
Individuals may forget the steps to prepare a meal, use a household
appliance or participate in a lifelong hobby.
3. Problems with language.
People with Alzhe...
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