Coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack, is the most common type of heart disease in the United States. Lifestyle changes and, in some cases medication, can reduce your risk of a heart attack. Through a process called atherosclerosis, cholesterol (or plaque) can build up in your arteries and slowly choke off the blood supply to your heart. Angina (Latin for squeezing of the chest) – is chest pain or tightness [Read More...]

Are You at Risk for Diabetes? Maybe so!

Friday, February, 13th, 2015 at 8:35 am by Easy Drug Card

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease where your blood glucose levels are above normal. Food in our bodies gets turned into glucose, or sugar, which our bodies then use for energy. Our bodies make a hormone called insulin in the pancreas which helps glucose get into the cells of our bodies. A diagnosis means our bodies don’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should, which causes sugar [Read More...]

How to Handle Depression associated with Chronic Pain — How are they related?

Tuesday, February, 10th, 2015 at 8:15 am by Easy Drug Card

For those suffering from chronic pain, it seems like it goes hand-in-hand with depression. Living with chronic pain can be physically and mentally debilitating. Depression magnifies pain and makes everyday living more difficult. Fortunately, effective medications and psychotherapy can help separate the two and helps make both conditions more tolerable.   What Is Chronic Pain? According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. [Read More...]

7 Ways to Improve Sleeping Habits & Get Better Sleep

Friday, February, 6th, 2015 at 8:39 am by Easy Drug Card

Your sleeping habits at night have a lot to do with your activities during the day. What you think about, eat, and your physical environment will determine whether you get a good night’s sleep or not. Find out ways to improve your sleeping habits and get a better night’s sleep. Here are 7 ways to improve your sleeping habits: 1. Relax your mind Daily stressors, from work related issues, traffic nightmares, family drama, and the [Read More...]

The Measles – Getting Informed

Monday, February, 2nd, 2015 at 10:51 am by Easy Drug Card

Measles have been in the news lately. The CDC has urged the nation to get measles vaccinations after a presumed outbreak originating in Disneyland in December. Although virtually eradicated within the United States through the use of immunizations, a sudden spike in cases have been reported in western states. 100 cases of the measles have been confirmed so far. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there were 222 cases of measles in [Read More...]