Medication | Health Eagle - Part 2

Archives for Medication

Heartburn Medications

by Jessica B. January 15th, 2013 | Medication
Heartburn is something that can ruin any great dining experience, and many people will fight with it at some point in their lives. There are different things that might bring on heartburn, including upset stomach, pregnancy, overeating, or irritating food; however, some people are just prone to heartburn. There are many options available over the counter for heartburn sufferers, but if you suffer from heartburn more than occasionally, you should speak to your doctor about what the best option is for you.

Antacids - Commonly used heartburn medications are Alka-Seltzer, Tums, Maalox, and Pepto-Bismol. They often come in
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Refuse to Abuse

by Lori Sciame December 20th, 2012 | Medication
Prescription medications need to be treated as what they really are - controlled substances.  This has become especially important now that millions of Americans take drugs every day for a myriad of health conditions.  It is a simple truth - prescription medications fill kitchen cupboards, medicine cabinets, and even women's purses in all areas of the country.  Instead of treating these substances nonchalantly, more care needs to be taken to not abuse them in any way.

At the college where I teach, we have undertaken a campaign to educate students and faculty alike about the importance of refusing to abuse
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Over the Counter Pain Relievers

by Jessica B. October 23rd, 2012 | Medication
There are many different types of over the counter pain relievers, so it can be tricky to choose which one is best for you. These pills are most commonly taken to relieve headaches, cold symptoms, and other aches and pains that pop-up along during the day. Here are some tips for choosing which pain reliever may be best for you.

Acetaminophen: This should be your go-to pain reliever if you are a woman of childbearing age trying to conceive a family. Other NSAID’s are not recommended during pregnancy, so if you are trying to get pregnant, you might stick to
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Medications and Pregnancy

by Jessica B. September 27th, 2012 | Medication
Taking medication while you are pregnant or trying to conceive is, in many cases, unavoidable. But certain medications can lead to complications and cause problems for your baby or yourself. Here are a few things to consider if you are pregnant or planning on getting pregnant in the near future.

1) Talk to your doctor before you start trying to conceive – If you are on any form of regular medication, schedule an appointment with your doctor to review your medication and the risks of taking that medication during pregnancy. Do not believe everything you read on the Internet. Some
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Importance of the Flu Shot

by Jessica B. August 30th, 2012 | Health Observance, Medication
It may seem a bit early to be talking about the flu shot, but since it is National Immunization Month, there isn’t a better time to look at why it is important for you to get your annual shot.

What is the flu shot? The flu shot is a vaccine developed using different strains of the flu expected to strike each year.  This year the shot contains protection against the H1N1 strain of flu, as it is expected to be a threat again this year. The shot changes on an annual basis and offers protection of approximately 80% of flu
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