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Pharmacists can play an important role in managing your health, and managing your health is not just about taking your medication.

What to know about diabetic shock

Diabetic shock occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels become dangerously low. Diabetic shock is not a medical term, but people sometimes use it to refer to severe hypoglycemia. This article provides an overview of this condition and its treatment.

Is this chest pain from GERD or a heart attack?

Both heartburn and heart attacks can cause pain in the center of the chest. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). As a heart attack is a medical emergency, being able to tell the difference between heartburn and cardiac chest pain is crucial. Learn more here.

What to know about hair follicle drug tests

Hair follicle drug tests involving taking a small hair sample to determine whether a person has been using illicit drugs or misusing prescription medications within the past 3 months. Learn more about how these tests work here.

What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?

Peanuts are a high-protein, nutrient-rich snack. Raw peanuts and peanut butter are especially good for a person's health. In this article, we look at the nutritional profile and benefits of peanuts.

Are beans good for diabetes?

Beans are a diabetes superfood. They can help stabilize blood sugar and reduce the risk of disease. Beans also provide protein, fiber, and vitamins. Learn more here.

What are the benefits of eating Brazil nuts?

Brazil nuts are full of healthful nutrients and provide a wide range of health benefits. However, eating too many Brazil nuts can cause selenium toxicity. Learn more here.

Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief

Neuropathy refers to conditions that damage or otherwise affect the nerves. A common symptom is pain. Some research suggests that aromatherapy with certain essential oils may help relieve neuropathic pain. Learn more here.

Can you drink alcohol with antibiotics?

Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.

Study debunks 3 common sleep myths

From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep.

Bruised heels and how to treat them

The causes of a bruised heel can include various injuries and ill-fitting shoes. Home remedies can help, such as applying a cold compress or using heel inserts in shoes. Learn more about bruised heels here.
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