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Hemoglobin A1C: The One Test That Can Predict

Hemoglobin A1c: The Best Predictor of Health and Longevity. The best predictor of health and longevity is a simple blood test called Hemoglobin A1c. The number from this test is closely related to elevated blood sugar levels that damage our cells and tissues microscopically. Amino acids, medicinal oils, fiber products, and probiotics can help us …

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Don’t Let Your Physical Health Derail Your Mental Health

Supplements Can Help Maintain Ideal Levels of Neurochemicals Written by GK Siska, PharmD There are many ways that physical health can affect mental health. For instance, certain diseases, such as diabetes and lupus, are closely linked to depression. Gut health and systemic inflammation can also affect behavior and mood. The gut is the manufacturing site of …

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Ibuprofen and Patients with a History of Heart Attacks

I must start off by saying I love ibuprofen. I recommend it to the majority of people who inquire about pain medication because it works so well, it is inexpensive, it is readily accessible, and it doesn’t have the side effects than other pain medications have. The goodness doesn’t end there. It also reduces inflammation and binds …

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Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Neither?

It seems as though everyone has acetaminophen and ibuprofen in their medicine cabinet. Patients take these products for minor pain and fever, but are they interchangeable? They are for the most part, but pharmacists have information to optimize drug usage and recommend the best option in specific circumstances. Acetaminophen Acetaminophen treats minor pain and reduces …

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Aspirin: Preventing, Extending Lives of Those with Cancer

There is some new and very interesting news about aspirin that you probably won’t be hearing about from drug representatives or drug companies. No one but the consumer is going to benefit from these findings, and pharmacists are in a good position to disseminate this information. In 1988, a large case-control study examined the use …

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The Hydroxychloroquine Controversy Explained

The Hydroxychloroquine Controversy Explained Some people say that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) does not work to treat the COVID-19 virus; other people say that it does. Both parties have PubMed/peer-reviewed articles, case studies, observational studies, and other scientific proof to support their personal beliefs. The question is, who is right. Does HCQ work or not? This controversy …

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