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    Heart Disease

    Stroke Risk Linked To Certain Heartburn Medications

    A study done by the Danish Heart Foundation and reported in 2016 is bringing to light a possibly increased risk of ischemic stroke from a class of drugs used by many Americans today. These are the Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s), which are used to shut down stomach acid production by the body. The class includes [...]

    An Introduction to Cholesterol

    By Charise Blacksher, Pharmacy Technician Cholesterol is fatty substance produced in the liver that is integral to the creation of the cell membrane and a precursor to certain hormones. It is carried by three types of lipoproteins: HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol, and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein). Total [...]

    Are Your Behaviors Putting You At Risk For a Chronic Disease?

    A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of a disease lasts for more than three months. Chronic diseases can cause you to be tired and in pain, often affecting your appearance or your physical abilities and [...]