122019Nov
Alternatives to Ranitidine (Zantac)

Alternatives to Ranitidine (Zantac)

If you’re considering switching heartburn medications given the FDA’s investigation of Zantac and other ranitidine products, there are several other OTC medications that treat heartburn/indigestion. Famotidine In the same drug class as Ranitidine and has the same mechanism of action. Available as 10mg or 20mg tablets. Can be taken once or twice daily. Cimetidine (Tagamet) In the same drug…

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62019Nov
Benefits of Turmeric

Benefits of Turmeric

Used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has proven itself useful in modern medicine as a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent. As most illnesses are caused by some form of inflammation in the body, turmeric can have wide-reaching health benefits. Research suggests benefits for hay fever, cholesterol, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s and arthritis, to…

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292019Oct
Zantac (Ranitidine) Recall

Zantac (Ranitidine) Recall

As a precautionary measure, there has been a voluntary recall of all Zantac OTC (over-the-counter) in the United States. This includes Zantac 150®, Zantac 150® Cool Mint, and Zantac 75®. Zantac tablets are an oral, over-the-counter product to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid ingestion and sour stomach. This recall has been extended to most…

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152019Aug
Getting Rid of Pesky Warts

Getting Rid of Pesky Warts

Warts can be unsightly and annoying but are unfortunately common. They are caused by a virus and will usually go away on their own in about 2 years, but there are some good over-the-counter treatments for those looking to speed up the process.

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242019Jul
Quick Sunburn Tips

Quick Sunburn Tips

Sunburn is red, hot and sore skin caused by too much sun. It may flake and peel after a few days. You can treat it yourself and it usually gets better within 7 days.

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172019Apr
Oral Health for Children

Oral Health for Children

It is never too early to start looking after your child’s mouth and teeth. Even before they get their first tooth, it is important to begin good oral hygiene habits. 

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82019Mar
The Power of Blueberries!

The Power of Blueberries!

Blueberries have been getting some attention in the scientific world recently. Studies are confirming that blueberries can lower systolic blood pressure to a significant degree, and that blueberries for breakfast can increase learning in school age children and adults over 60.

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262019Feb
Blue Light and Eye Strain from Computer Screens And Electronics

Blue Light and Eye Strain from Computer Screens And Electronics

People have been asking us about supplements  to protect eyes from blue light (Ocuvite Blue Light, Lutein Blue, etc). They are hearing claims that blue light from computers, tablets, and smartphones could cause eye damage. Blue light is everywhere… and people get much more blue light from the sun than from screens.

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142019Jan
Is it a Nasty Cold or the Flu?

Is it a Nasty Cold or the Flu?

This time of year colds and flus tend to run rampant, with a lot of fear surrounding the flu. It can be hard to tell how worried you should be if you start feeling sick this season

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142018Nov
Tips for a Better Sleep

Tips for a Better Sleep

Did you know – Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night? Sleep is essential for boosting immunity, mood and mental sharpness, to name a few benefits. However, stress, irregular work hours, high caffeine intake, among other reasons can cause some people to have difficulty falling/staying asleep.

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52018Nov
No-Panic Guide to Head Lice Treatment

No-Panic Guide to Head Lice Treatment

When you have school-age children there always seems to be a never ending “bug” going around. This can also unfortunately include lice! Remind kids not to share personal items and it may be helpful to do frequent scalp checks for early detection.

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