What Does It Mean to Be Immunocompromised During COVID-19?

In this current coronavirus pandemic, the WHO and the CDC have identified groups of people who are “at risk” for severe COVID-19 disease: adults older than 60 years old, people of any age with underlying medical conditions, and those who are immunocompromised. But what does it mean to be immunocompromised? And how do folks know if they are? Read more...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Warnings on Potential Treatments

You may have heard that a drug called chloroquine (chloroquine phosphate) or a related drug, hydroxychloroquine, might treat coronavirus (COVID-19). This is based on small, preliminary reports on their use. To date, neither form of chloroquine has been approved by drug regulatory authorities for the treatment of COVID-19 (with the exception of Poland where chloroquine phosphate is approved for this use). There are risks associated with these medications and they should not be taken or obtained without a prescription. Read more...

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Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now?

With everything that’s happening about the Coronavirus, it might be very hard to make a decision of what to do today. Should you wait for more information? Do something today? What? Here’s what I’m going to cover in this article, with lots of charts, data and models with plenty of sources: How many cases of coronavirus will there be in your area? What will happen when these cases materialize? What should you do? When? Read more...

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How can we reduce medication errors? The FDA says ‘blister packs.’

According to the FDA, over 1.3 million people are injured annually due to medication mistakes, which include dispensing errors in U.S. hospitals and pharmacies. Roger Bate, an economist and public health expert at the American Enterprise Institute, believes it may be safer to receive your medications in blister packs, whether dispensed locally or shipped by mail, and the FDA seems to agree. ADV-Care have been dispensing all its medication in its original manufacturer container including plaster packs. Read more...

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Heartburn and what to do about it?
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Heartburn and what to do about it?

Have you ever had that pain and burning sensation in your chest as you’re just getting ready to sleep after a hard day’s work? Well, I have. And in case you haven’t - lucky for you - I assure you it is not the most pleasant feeling. But if you have you are not alone. It is estimated that 40 percent of people suffer from gastric reflux at some point. Read more...

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