Category Archives: General Medical News

How to Tell If You Have the Flu or Just a Cold


How to Tell If You Have the Flu or Just a Cold

So the sniffles have set in. At least you’re in good company: There are always plenty of runny noses to go around this time of year — and hey, you may have already heard about this, […]

August 30, 2018

Be Kind to Your Kidneys


Prevent Kidney Stones

Unless you’ve experienced the trepidation of a kidney stone attack while just boarding a roller coaster, you might not really give much thought to how you’re treating your kidneys. Personally, I’ve gone through the almighty […]

July 5, 2018

Can I Claim Medical Expenses on My Taxes?


Doctor Trying to Listen to Baby's Heartbeat

Deduction value for medical expenses The IRS allows you to deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income for 2017 and 2018. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, all taxpayers may deduct only […]

June 21, 2018

Health Check: what happens to your body when you’re dehydrated?


Health Check: what happens to your body when you’re dehydrated?

Water is essential for human life. It accounts for for 50-70% of our body weight and is crucial for most bodily functions. Any deficit in normal body water – through dehydration, sickness, exercise or heat stress – can […]

May 22, 2018

How Doctors Crack the Code for Your Chronic Cough


Asian woman using a pressurized cartridge

Are you constantly coughing? Chronic cough — lasting eight or more weeks — is one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit. “This kind of cough is quite troublesome for patients and can […]

August 30, 2017

How to Get Help Paying for Drugs You Can’t Afford


Medical Bills

This is the story of nearly every American it seems. Due to lack of insurance, many are unable to seek medical help that is sorely needed. On the other hand, drugs have become so expensive […]

July 23, 2017

Study: Out-of-pocket spending for brand prescriptions dictated by list price


More than half of commercially-insured patients’ out-of-pocket spending for brand medicines is based on the full list price, according to a new analysis fro

More than half of commercially-insured patients’ out-of-pocket spending for brand medicines is based on the full list price, according to a new analysis from Amundsen Consulting, a division of QuintilesIMS. The data also show cost […]

April 5, 2017

Research may provide solutions for the future treatment of diabetes


Research may provide solutions for the future treatment of diabetes

A new therapy to treat the effects of diabetes could reside in feces from resveratrol-fed donors Jason Dyck has long believed in the beneficial properties of resveratrol – a powerful antioxidant produced by some plants […]

March 10, 2017