What’s Causing Your Heartburn?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who regularly experience heartburn, you may already know that it’s a painful symptom of a condition known as acid reflux. The pain is caused by the infiltration of gastric acid from the stomach into the lower reaches of your esophagus. When this errant acid comes into contact with the delicate tissues lining ...

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Technology to the Rescue in the Fight Against Fake Viagra

Worried that the little blue pill you’re about to pop may not be the real article? Your concerns are understandable in the face of an unprecedented upsurge in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, some of which are not only ineffective but potentially dangerous as well. Thanks to an ingenious new device from a Silicon Valley company called Stratio, you’ll soon be able to ...

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How Telemedicine is Changing Health Care

The demand for health care services in America is growing much more rapidly than the supply of health care professionals available to deliver such care. In the face of this growing gap, telemedicine gives health care providers an innovative way to do more with less. As a result, telemedicine in all its varied incarnations is expanding rapidly, and as it ...

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Average Cost of Viagra is $27.75; Click For More

Viagra is the little blue pill that started a revolution in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998, it was the first of a wave of new oral medications that treat impotence by temporarily improving blood flow to the penis. Although a handful of similar drugs have entered the market in the ...

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What Does Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Mean?

Among the developed countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States stands alone as the only country without universal health coverage for its citizens. If Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has his way, that could change. Although Sanders’ early showing in the polls has been surprisingly strong, the winner of 2016’s presidential race ...

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Is Telemedicine Moving Faster than the US Can Handle?

To help meet the ever-expanding demand for health care services, telemedicine is expanding rapidly across the United States and in other parts of the world as well. However, this explosive growth is outpacing the ability of state legislators and regulators to create the legal and regulatory framework that this innovative form of health care delivery needs to support its expansion. ...

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Could Erection Problems Indicate a Looming Early Death?

As if erectile dysfunction weren’t enough of a bummer itself, a recent study has found that ED increases the risk of early death by a whopping 70 percent. That news alone would be enough to wilt your boner if in fact you could get one. Earlier studies have produced strong evidence of the link between erection problems and cardiovascular health, ...

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Reading the Fine Print on Addyi (Female Viagra)

Over the last few years as flibanserin slogged its way toward FDA approval, there has been talk about the inadvisability of mixing the drug and alcohol. However, since the FDA gave the medication a conditional thumbs-up in August 2015, the potentially dire consequences of alcohol’s interaction with Addyi — as the drug has now been branded — are coming under ...

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Which Flavonoid-Rich Foods Can Help Your Sex Life?

Findings from a recently published study offer hope for men who are anxious to do all that they can to preserve healthy erectile function as they age. The researchers responsible for the study found that men whose diets include high levels of flavonoid-rich foods have a significantly lower risk of developing erectile dysfunction. So what are flavonoids? They belong to ...

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Another Round of Healthcare Premium Increases Forecast for 2017

Most Americans who purchased health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act will see an increase in premiums during 2016. However, while premium increases this year are unlikely to be as dramatic as some have forecast, the outlook for health care premiums in 2017 is decidedly less sanguine. Anthem, the second-largest U.S. health care insurer in terms of membership, told ...

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