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...
On just about any short list of how to prevent osteoporosis, you are likely to see the importance of calcium, Vitamin D, and regular exercise. But in some cases, devotion to working out - especially when paired with an overly stringent dietary regimen - can actually contribute to premature bone loss and even early osteoporosis, especially for women.
This issue has received increased attention in recent years as women's opportunities in high school and college sports have diversified tremendously. As more women than ever are committing to physical fitness and rigorous training routines, it sometimes becomes considered the norm to develop irregular periods or stop menstruating altogether.
While many women miss a period at some time or another, amenorrhea - or an absence of regular periods - may be a symptom that the body is undergoing an unhealthy process. Women athletes who do not eat enough to compensate for energy depleted in their workouts may not have sufficient bodil...
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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