The Dangers of Expired Medications

Expired medications are commonplace and inertia notwithstanding, many of us tend to rely on an intuitive sense of their value in continuing to store and use them. Such drugs can be harmful to health in several ways; they can be unpredictable in effectiveness, simply ineffective, or even toxic. The formal way of classifying a medication…

Heartburn Can Be Easily Cured

Do you suffer from heartburn, reflux or burping? Perhaps you rely on a medicine to help settle your tummy. I have written on digestive disorders on several occasions previously, but this time I would like to write specifically on a little bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection is recognised as the most prevalent…

Patients on Anti-Coagulants – Be Careful of What You Drink

Many heart patients are routinely placed on anti-coagulants. Anti-coagulants help keep blood thin and flowing freely through veins and arteries; decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), in particular, are advised to take anti-coagulants. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of persistent, irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). In…

Alaska- The Call of the Wild

Alaska Facts Land area: Alaska encompasses 586,412 square miles, which is about 365,000,000 acres, Alaska is the largest state in the union and; one-fifth the size of the lower 48 states. Largest Parks: Alaska’s unique beauty and vast wilderness areas are among its greatest treasures. More than half the nation’s parklands are found here, located…