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24Aug, 2016

Getting Teens to Eat Right

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If you’re a parent of teenage children, you know that they are inclined to eat junk. Fast food, processed food, sugary food, salty food, fatty food–all the stuff we know is bad for them and bad for all of us. It’s not cool to eat healthy, especially for teenage boys. Many working parents don’t have time to prepare meals and teens often come home from school or sports and fix anything they can find in the house. How can you get them on board with healthy eating? Start early. If […]
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15Aug, 2016

Staying Active When Living Alone

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By some estimates, adults who live alone have an 80 percent higher chance of having depression than those who live with other people. Add illness to the equation, meaning people living alone and dealing with chronic or temporary illness, and you have an even greater chance of depression. One of the best ways to reduce the risk of depression is by remaining physically and socially active. Loneliness can be a strong contributor to depression. One study found that one in every four women living alone had purchased antidepressants versus only […]
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20Jul, 2016

Be Careful When Mixing Prescription and Nonprescription Medications

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Each year, 3.5 million people are hospitalized due to adverse drug reactions. Most of these admissions are seniors, and many of the adverse reactions are with prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. If you’re a senior taking multiple medications, or a person with a chronic healthcare condition taking multiple medications, it is important to know how they interact with OTC products. Some of the most commonly used OTC products can cause serious health problems. Aren’t OTC Drugs Safe? Just because a drug is available without a prescription doesn’t mean it […]
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14Jul, 2016

How and Why You Should Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

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According to the Cleveland Clinic, high blood pressure, diabetes, or a family history of kidney failure put one in three Americans at an increased risk of developing kidney disease. But even if you don’t fit in any of those risk categories, it’s important to take care of these critically important organs. Keeping them healthy is important, especially people with these risk factors or other conditions that affect kidney health. What Are Kidneys? The National Institute for Health describes the kidneys as “two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a […]
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6Jul, 2016

Safety Tips for People Taking Multiple Medications

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Medication management is becoming an increasingly important part of healthcare. With an aging population, more medications on the market, and the growing use of specialty medications, the risk of incorrect doses, skipping medication, or combining the wrong medications is a growing concern. For patients and caregivers, managing prescriptions and dosages can be confusing, stressful, and time-consuming. Of course, the more medications patients take, the more likely they are to mismanage them. Medication Mistakes by the Numbers The average American takes between 2 to 7 prescription drugs daily Approximately 21 percent […]
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16Jun, 2016

Salt and Your Health: What You Need to Know

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The human body needs a very small amount of sodium – the primary element we get from salt – to conduct nerve impulses, contract and relax muscles, and maintain the proper balance of water and minerals. But too much sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Reducing your sodium intake can help lower your blood pressure and improve the health of your heart. This is especially important for people who are prone to high blood pressure in the first place. Where Does Dietary […]
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10Jun, 2016

8 Tips to Keep Asthma Away in the Summer

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Summer is here and asthma triggers like heat, pollens, and molds are higher. But so are some less familiar triggers–weather changes (especially in humid regions), pollution (more people driving), or possible smoke from wildfires. People also tend to be more active in the summer, especially children, which can prompt breathing problems. Here are some ways to reduce the risk of asthma attacks this summer. See the Doc First, if you have already experienced increased asthma-related health symptoms, see your doctor, allergist, or whoever is helping you manage your asthma. It […]
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30Jun, 2015

MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy Receives URAC Accreditation

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Specialty pharmacy accreditation demonstrates commitment to quality and accountability Van Nuys, CA — June 24, 2015 — MedicoRx® Specialty Pharmacy announced today it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. “Providing exceptional clinical care is at the core of every interaction with our patients, physicians and broader healthcare community,” said Vladimir Lenchitsky, CEO of MedicoRx® Specialty. “We are proud to have received accreditation as a specialty pharmacy provider from URAC. This substantiates our […]
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Vitamins Have Anti-Aging Effects and Increase Overall Health
2Jun, 2015

Top Vitamins for Anti-Aging Effects

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The desire to appear younger can greatly influence many lifestyle decisions that people make.  However, the exterior semblance of youth can also be mirrored in overall physiological function, especially through the use of supplementation with vitamins.  This will have an impact on systemic action, which also translates into outward manifestations of anti-aging effects. General Principles and Specialized Vitamin Needs One important point for people to realize is that everyone’s physiological makeup is different.  This can be a factor of any of the following: Genetics Prior lifestyle choices including nutrition and […]
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Lumbar and Cervical Stenosis are the Most Common Forms of Spinal Stenosis
13May, 2015

Spinal Stenosis Prevention

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Spinal stenosis is a common cause of chronic back pain and limitations in mobility for many people. This condition represents in two main forms, although the symptoms for both are still similar. Lumbar stenosis will result in pain and weakness in the lower back and legs, while cervical stenosis impacts the neck and shoulders with impaired flexibility and severe discomfort. The term stenosis essentially refers to some form of constriction that is happening in the body. In either case of spinal stenosis, compression of the upper or lower vertebrae is […]
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Staying Healthy is the Best Way to Avoid Heart Disease
21Apr, 2015

Evaluating Cardiovascular Risk

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Keeping your health in the best shape possible is important, and sometimes that means nothing more than identifying what you are at risk for and what steps you can take to reduce those risks. In particular, heart diseases and cardiovascular issues are among the most common and the most dangerous. Cardiovascular disease and heart related issues remain one of the country’s biggest killers, and a lot of different risk factors have a direct impact on heart health. Luckily, unlike some disease like cancer, there are numerous steps that you can […]
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Find Ways to Boost Your Immune System
10Mar, 2015

Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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Immune support can be a vital step in preventive healthcare, yet, many of the lifestyle decisions that people make actually work counter to proper immune function. Different stressors, poor nutritional choices, and lack of ample rest and activity can all contribute to a lowered immune response. This makes it vital that people find ways to reduce the negative impacts in their lives, as well as find ways to support more efficient function. Eliminating the Negatives While boosting the immune function can include supplementation, immune support also means making an effort […]
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The Proper Diet can Help Lower Blood Pressure
26Feb, 2015

Diet Ideas to Help Lower Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure can be triggered by several physiological factors as well as genetic predispositions to the condition.  However, dietary changes have a strong impact on this condition, as the nutrients within foods are also the triggers for cellular function.  Potassium and sodium play some of the largest roles in regulating circulation, so making changes with foods that contain these minerals can generate the best results. High blood pressure can also be a factor of cardiovascular issues that directly impact the blood vessels.  Comorbid conditions such as high cholesterol, fatty […]
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3Dec, 2014

The Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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Although osteoporosis can result in a chronic lessening of the density of bones, it is also a preventable and treatable disease. Learning about the causes of the disease and the treatment options can allow many patients to find relief from the symptoms while actively making lifestyle changes that can halt the progression of the illness. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is essentially a condition in which the bones become porous and brittle. This can lead to larger health concerns such as fractures and breaks, as well as back and joint pains […]
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3Sep, 2014

Taming Your Stubborn Blood Pressure

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The leading cause of stroke and heart attack, high blood pressure is largely a symptom-free condition. Making it tougher to tackle is that pinpointing the underlying causes can be tricky; there are a lot of variables involved and blood pressure fluctuates circumstantially. While one in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure, 10% of those on prescription drugs still have dangerously high blood pressure readings. Known as resistant hypertension, this raises the risk of heart disease and stroke even more. Resistant hypertension results from: Patient noncompliance with treatment Secondary hypertension […]
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