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  • heartburn

    Heartburn Management

    Acid reflux is a condition where the acid in the stomach gets back to the esophagus. When this occurs, the affected person will experience “burning” sensation in the chest region hence its common name “heartburn”. The condition occurs to everyone occasionally therefore, there is no cause for alarm since there are various methods of heartburn management.  The backflow of food and acids into the esophagus occurs when the muscles in the lower esophagus are not functioning properly. Certain medications and foods are known to trigger the...
  • Valtrex herpes medication

    Valtrex Herpes Medication

    Available under the brand name Valtrex, valacyclovir is an antiviral drug prescribed for the treatment of various viral infections in adults. Common viral infections include cold sores, shingles (herpes zoster), and herpes simplex (genital herpes). Valtrex herpes medication is additionally prescribed to children with chickenpox—from the same virus that results in shingles—and cold sores. In a patient’s system, Valtrex functions similar to the antiviral herpes medication acyclovir. Even though valacyclovir (Valtrex) cannot eliminate genital herpes or shingles completely, it offers patients pain relief and...
  • meningitis shot

    Meningitis Shot

    Most higher education institutions make it mandatory for students to get a meningitis shot prior to settling into their dorm. The reason behind this mandate is quite reasonable. Meningococcal disease is capable of taking a turn for the worst rapidly and even becoming fatal. Most importantly, adolescents run a higher risk of catching it. As a matter of fact, meningococcal disease is the primary reason a majority of teens develop bacterial meningitis. Meningitis refers to a serious inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Currently,...
  • Type 1 Diabetes

    What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and...