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What Causes Excessive Daytime Sleepiness?

According to Vishesh Kapur, MD, founder of the UW Medicine Sleep Medicine Clinic in Seattle, the number one cause of excessive daytime sleepiness is not an underlying condition, but rather the lack of adequate sleep. He says that adults should try to sleep 7 to 9 hours per night, but according to the Centers for … Continue reading

Hard Time Staying Up in the Morning? Might Be Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Feeling sleepy and sluggish occasionally isn’t unusual. However, if these symptoms continue to occur over long periods, and seem to interfere with work, school, and your relationships, you may be dealing with something called excessive daytime sleepiness. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has found that as many as 20% of people experience excessive daytime sleepiness, … Continue reading

Diagnosing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Your doctor may conduct one of the following physical exams, on top of asking you a few questions about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing if he suspects that you may have GERD. Upper endoscopy A small flexible tube with a tiny camera at the end is threaded into your esophagus to examine it and collect … Continue reading

Who Shouldn’t Get the Flu Vaccine?

Like all medication, there are some people who are just not allowed to take them. It may be due to several complications. Here are a few reasons why a person cannot receive the flu vaccine from their Local Pharmacy in Texas. The patient is younger than 6 months, which is too young to receive the … Continue reading

Who Should Receive the Flu Vaccine?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that every single person over the age of 6 months should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. This may be available in a Local Pharmacy in Texas, to make it easier for patients to gain access to it. While every single person should get a vaccination, it is … Continue reading

Trans Fats, Bad for the Heart and Mind

According to The New York Times, trans fatty acids — notorious for elevating a person’s likelihood of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes — has now been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Trans fats are substances added to processed food in the form of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils … Continue reading