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10 Medications That Are Dangerous to Stop Abruptly

There are many reasons you may want to stop taking a medication. Maybe you’re getting unwanted side effects. Or, perhaps, it’s not working as well as you hoped. Cost or refills could be a factor, too.

Written by Vanessa Carranza, PharmD
Reviewed by Amy B. Gragnolati, PharmD, BCPS, Christina Palmer, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Road Safety Broadcast

Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution, remain vigilant, and promptly yield to ambulances when encountering them on the road. This collective effort ensures that emergency responders can fulfill their life-saving duties without unnecessary delays caused by traffic congestion.

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ZIMA Newsletter

The Gazebo has been completed and we would like to thank Dr Solanki and the Borrowdale Trauma Centre team for a wonderful gesture to the profession. It has been renamed “The Solanki Pavilion” in appreciation of what he has done for the profession.

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Teacher Ling Ling's African adventure

When my friend was attacked by a dog, I rushed to the nearby hospital, which happened to be a privately-owned facility. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the efficiency of their medical services.

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Symptom Kidney Pain vs. Back Pain

Around 8 in 10 people will have back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes you know what happened — like trying a new workout, lifting something heavy, or sitting for too long. But muscle strains and spasms aren’t the only cause of back pain. In fact, there are other important organs back there — like the kidneys.

Written by Anne Jacobson, MD, MPH
Reviewed by Karla Robinson, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Testimonial to the Goldic Treatment

I was diagnosed with emphysema and COPD in 2014 at age 57, mainly from cigarette smoking and also having lived in a mining environment until age 18. At my first diagnosis, I was stage 4Severe with lung function of about 30%.

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Do Acupressure Mats Work to Relieve Pain?

If you are dealing with back pain, headaches, or stress, an acupressure mat might help. Using an acupressure mat can be an effective and all-natural way to ease your symptoms from the comfort of your home.

Written by Kim Grundy, PT
Reviewed by Christina Palmer, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Why Is My Resting Heart Rate High?

Your heart rate (or pulse) changes throughout the day. Some people measure their heart rate during exercise to get an idea of how hard their heart is working. Other people might track their heart rate throughout the day by using their smartwatch.

Written by Sarah A. Samaan, MD
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Trauma Centre Cath Lab

Our highly skilled and experienced team of healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing top quality service. Say goodbye to crossing borders! Our cath lab brings advanced cardiac care nearer to you for quicker interventions.

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12 Reasons You May Feel Nauseous When You Wake Up

If you feel a bit queasy when you first wake up in the morning, you’re not alone. Sometimes, nausea quickly goes away once you get up. But it can also make it hard to start the day. And when you feel sick to your stomach, it’s natural to wonder what’s going on.

Written by Nicole Andonian, MD
Reviewed by Katie E. Golden, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Distinguished Health Champion Trailblazer 2024

Zimbabwe's most innovative medical practitioner Dr Vivaki Solanki gives a powerful speech that is set to revolutionarise the Health sector at the Zim Community Trailblazers Awards that were held on Friday on 19 January 2024 at the upmarket Harare International Conference Centre.

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Cholera Prevention

Cholera prevention involves maintaining clean water sources and sanitation facilities. Access to safe drinking water is crucial, and water should be treated through methods like boiling, chlorination, or filtration. Proper sanitation practices, including the use of adequate toilet facilities and safe disposal of feces, are essential.

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Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis in the Hands

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis that can affect any joint in the body. But, for reasons that are unclear, it really likes the hands. Inflammation in the skin and nails is also common. The good news? Thanks to modern medicine, PsA is a very treatable condition!

Written by Samantha C. Shapiro, MD
Reviewed by Sophie Vergnaud, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Trauma Training Institute

Our mission is to provide quality and professional training to the community by enhancing the power of knowledge to save lives. We strive to provide a high standard of learning and to become the leading training institute in the medical industry.

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MT Dialysis Clinic

Experience the pinnacle of dialysis care at our newly opened facility. With a commitment to excellence, we proudly present 17 state-of-the-art hemodialysis machines, ensuring top notch treatment for our valued patients.

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Heartfelt Appreciation for Exceptional Maternal and Pediatric Care Team

It's the last day of 2023 and today I want to thank service providers that went above and beyond the call of duty to make mothering a bit more bearable in this darkest hour. We spent about three weeks in hospital with my three-year-old when I was six and seven months pregnant and the love the nurses poured into that little girl.

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5 Holiday Health Tips!

To keep you happy and healthy this holiday season!

Beware of fire hazards - If you’re using an artificial tree, make sure it’s made of fire resistant materials. Whether you have a real or artificial tree, be sure to keep it away from potential fire hazards like space heaters and fireplaces.

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Global Regenerative Academy Inc. Expands in Zimbabwe with Dr. Vivek Solanki!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Vivek Solanki has joined us as the Global Regenerative Academy (GRA) ambassador in Zimbabwe. Dr. Solanki is an expert in Regenerative Medicine, Aesthetics, Dermatology, and Aviation Medicine.

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Sleeping with a Bad Cold: 5 Home Remedies that Help

Rest is one of the best treatments for the flu or common cold, but that’s easier said than done if your nose is stuffed up to the point you can barely breathe. Nasal congestion happens when the tissues lining the nose become swollen from inflamed blood vessels.

Written by Lauren Smith, MA
Reviewed by Alexandra Schwarz, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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What to Know About a Low-Sodium Diet — Including 9 Tips to Reduce Your Salt Intake

Sodium is a mineral and electrolyte found naturally in many foods. The right amount of sodium is necessary for your body to maintain proper hydration, as well as for healthy kidney, muscle, and nerve function. But too much of a good thing can be harmful.

Written by Joanna Foley, RD, CLT
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

Source:  GoodRx health

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4 Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms You Need to Know

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that does its job quietly and efficiently inside the body. Vitamin B12 helps to make new DNA and keep nerve and blood cells healthy. It also helps our cells break down proteins and fats for energy.

Written by Anne Jacobson, MD, MPH
Reviewed by Karla Robinson, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Common Cold Treatments: There’s No Cure, But Here’s How to Ease Your Symptoms

Is it really winter if you haven’t caught a cold? There are at least 200 different viruses that can cause upper respiratory tract infections, including the common cold. So it’s no wonder that people often wake up with the telltale signs of a cold.

Written by Christine Giordano, MD
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

Source:  GoodRx health

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Why Are My Eyes Red? 9 Causes of Red, Bloodshot Eyes

If you’re noticing that your eyes look bloodshot, you may be wondering what’s causing your eyes to look red. Swollen and inflamed blood vessels on the surface of the eye can result in eye redness. And there are many other reasons your eyes might look bloodshot.

Written by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH
Reviewed by Nishika Reddy, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Tingling in Your Hands and Feet?

Do you ever get that feeling of pins and needles in your hands and feet? It feels like your arm or leg falls are asleep. Many times, this can happen simply because you were in one position for too long.

Written by Nicole Andonian, MD
Reviewed by Katie E. Golden, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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6 Common Causes of Eyestrain and Tips to Prevent It

Eyestrain is becoming increasingly common. Estimates suggest that it may affect more than 50% of people who use a computer. Technology isn’t the only cause, but the modern lifestyle of spending hours looking at screens doesn’t help. If you’ve been dealing with tired, sore eyes or blurry vision, you may be wondering if there are ways to get rid of these symptoms.

Written by Lindsay Boyers, CHNC
Reviewed by Nishika Reddy, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Is Eating Organic Food Better for You? And Why Is It More Expensive?

Interest in purchasing organic food has steadily increased in the U.S. since 2012. This market reached an all-time high in 2021, surpassing $63 billion dollars for the year, according to the Organic Trade Association.

Written by Lindsay Boyers, CHNC
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Should I Take Vitamin D and Magnesium Together?

Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem. Some even call it a global epidemic, since more than 1 billion people worldwide are deficient and 50% of the global population have levels that are lower than normal (but not low enough to be considered a deficiency).

Written by Lindsay Boyers, CHNC
Reviewed by
Christina Aungst, PharmD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Want to Lower Your Blood Pressure Quickly? These 6 Drinks May Help

If you have high blood pressure, you may be curious about lifestyle changes that can help lower your blood pressure. Many people know that a healthy diet and regular exercise can have a big impact on your cardiovascular health. Researchers have also reviewed drinks that can help lower the risk for cardiovascular disease by their effects on blood pressure.

Written by Cherilyn Cecchini, MD
Reviewed by Katie E. Golden, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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The 10 Most Common Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can be devastating. If you think your hair might be thinning, know that you’re not alone. Hair loss is one of the most common issues dermatologists see, and treatment is possible in most cases. The first step is to figure out the cause of your hair loss. And the key is to start treatment early.

Written by Maryann Mikhail, MD
Reviewed by Maria Robinson, MD, MBA

Source:  GoodRx health

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The Best Video On Climate Change That You Will Ever See

Brilliant speech addressed to our ‘woke’ youth fighting #climatechange by Konstantine Kisin.

By Tyler Durden
Authored by Mike Shedlock

Source:  Zerohedge

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Interventional Cardiologists

Acting President and Minister of Health & Childcare Ret. General Constantine Chiwenga received recently returned Interventional Cardiologists today. Drs Gambahaya and Chipamaunge are based at Trauma Center Hospital Borrowdale. They are the first in their field in Zimbabwe. Kudos!

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Time goes backwards in Zimbabwe

Early in the morning when the clouds are smudged with pink, the dawn chorus fills Zimbabwe’s cool air – robins and flycatchers, and the koo-ku-ing of red-eyed Doves. As the sun lights the horizon a pair of mousebirds take up position at the top of a bush, long tails wet with dew, faces turned towards the sun waiting to catch the first warming rays.

By Cathy Buckle

Source:  Moneyweb

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Can Inversion Therapy Relieve Your Chronic Back Pain?

If you have chronic low back pain, you're not alone. An estimated 16 million adults in the United States live with this condition. One alternative treatment approach is inversion therapy, in which you are suspended upside down for a brief period. It's designed to take the pressure off of the discs and nerves in the back and may help relieve back pain.

Written by Kim Grundy, PT
Reviewed by
Sanjai Sinha, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Why Does Cold or Rainy Weather Make Your Joints Hurt?

Do you ever feel like you can predict the weather based on how your joints feel? If so, you aren’t alone. Arthritis — a general term for joint inflammation — is common. It affects 1 out of 4 Americans. And rainy or cold days can definitely affect how your joints feel when you have it.

Written by Samantha C. Shapiro, MD
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Best Medications to Prevent Migraines

According to the American Migraine Foundation, an estimated 1 in 5 women and 1 in 11 men experience migraines. This disabling headache disorder can be difficult to treat.

Written by Mandy Armitage, MD
Reviewed by Sophie Vergnaud, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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7 Effective Ways to Prevent Bedbug Bites

You had a memorable trip. But then, you realize you returned home with an unwanted souvenir: bedbugs. Once they get inside your house, bedbugs are challenging to get rid of. They’re experts at hiding, as they come out at night to feed on your blood while you’re asleep.

Written by Maggie Aime, MSN, RN
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

Source:  GoodRx health

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Is Your Cough More Than a Cold? How to Tell If You Have Community-Acquired Pneumonia

CAP is what most people think of when they hear the term “pneumonia.” The “community-acquired” bit sets it apart from the types of pneumonia people come down with when they’re in a healthcare setting.

Written by Shiv Sudhakar, MD
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

Source:  GoodRx health

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Life Support: How It Works and When It’s Needed

When you hear the term “life support,” you might already have an image of what that means based on shows, movies, and news stories. But what does life support really look like? Here we will review types of life support, the reasons why a person may need it, and its possible complications.

Written by Mala Mandyam Sanchez, MD
Reviewed by Karla Robinson, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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7 Side Effects of Antibiotics and Other Common Medications in Older Adults

No matter how many years of life you’ve lived, medication side effects are never a welcome experience. But if you or a loved one have been around for a while, certain medications are more likely to cause side effects that interrupt one’s daily routine.

Written by Nathan Williams, PharmD, RYT
Reviewed by Christina Aungst, PharmD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Why Do Some People Bruise So Easily?

Have you ever noticed a bruise and thought to yourself, “How did that get there? I don’t remember bumping into anything.” Since you’re reading this article, chances are the answer is “yes.” The good news? Those random bruises are rarely anything to worry about.

Written by Samantha C. Shapiro, MD
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Fatty Liver Disease

The liver is busy. It performs more than 500 different functions, such as producing proteins and metabolizing medications. Because your liver has so many jobs, it’s important to keep it healthy. You might know that alcohol and certain infections (like hepatitis) can harm the liver, but you might not be aware that fat can damage it, too.

Written by Samantha C. Shapiro, MD
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Rebound Headaches: How to Get Rid of Medication-Overuse Headaches

The story of a typical rebound headache may sound familiar to you. You have been dealing with chronic migraines for years. Your provider recommends a medication and your symptoms finally start to improve. You feel much better, your headaches are gone, and you can get back to your life.

Written by Nicole Andonian, MD
Reviewed by
Katie E. Golden, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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6 Signs You Need Shoe Orthotics

The average adult takes 4,000 to 6,000 steps a day. But foot pain can make that daily step count difficult. In addition to being uncomfortable, it can also hinder your mobility. The good news is that many common foot problems are very treatable.

Written by Kim Grundy, PT
Reviewed by
Sanjai Sinha, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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5 Common Causes of Dry Skin (and What You Can Do About It)

Dry skin can be a common condition, especially in certain seasons or climates. Most dry skin can be treated at home with lotions or small lifestyle changes. But sometimes dry skin can be a sign of a different medical problem.

Written by Kelly Elterman, MD
Reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Entrepreneurship in healthcare

Dr. Vivek Solanki: Creating Legacy in Health Care.

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7 Potentially Harmful Remedies for Migraines

Nearly 12% of the population, including children, suffers from migraine headaches. Because the symptoms vary from person to person, it’s can be difficult to find the right approach for preventing a migraine and stopping it once it’s started.

Written by Elizabeth Beasley
Reviewed by William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS

Source: Healthgrades

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Do I Have Diabetes? 7 Early Signs to Watch for

Diabetes affects over 30 million people in the U.S., with most having Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Because it takes time for noticeable symptoms to develop in your body, you can have prediabetes or T2D for some time without knowing it. But, it’s possible to prevent and even reverse T2D with lifestyle changes.

Written by Jewels Doskicz, RN, BA
Reviewed by Sophie Vergnaud, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Is It a Stroke or a Seizure? Here's How to Tell Them Apart

Strokes and seizures can be hard to tell apart. And it can be a frightening experience when someone nearby is having either one. They both start suddenly, and can completely change the way the brain and body behave.

Written by Cherilyn Cecchini, MD
Reviewed by Katie E. Golden, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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Can Adults Overdose on Melatonin?

You just got done working the late shift and have to be up early tomorrow morning. But you just can’t seem to fall asleep. And this isn’t the first time your work schedule has interfered with your sleep schedule. You’ve thought about taking over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids or calling your healthcare provider about prescription sleep aids.

Written by Elizabeth Cambria, PharmD
Reviewed by Katie E. Golden, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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What Is the MIND Diet Meal Plan?

With so many diet types out there, it can be confusing to keep track of them all or know what purpose they serve. One popular diet you may have heard of is the MIND diet. Yes, the diet does have something to do with your mind, but there’s more to it than that.

Written by Joanna Foley, RD, CLT
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

Source:  GoodRx health

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Main News @ 8 || 05/05/2022

The second republic engagement and re-engagement agenda continues to bare fruit with more countries said to open embassies in Zimbabwe in a development expected to boost the political and economic ties with the international community. With Serbia hoping to open an embassy in Harare in the next few months Zimbabwe and Serbia are looking for ways of enhancing bilateral relations that promote economic cooperation between the two countries. Serbia's Honorary Consul to Zimbabwe Dr. Vivek Solanki believes there is room for a wider scope of cooperation between the two countries.

Source: ZBC News

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Late-Night Snacking: Does It Deserve Its Reputation

When we get the stomach rumbles or the hankering to reach for a snack once the sun goes down, we often view it as a bad thing. Snacking has never had a good reputation, but its reputation is even worse when it occurs later in the evening. There are even certain diets, like intermittent fasting, that recommend that you stop eating by a certain time.

Written by Lauren Armstrong, RDN
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

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Here Are the 15 Most Common Causes and Risk Factors for Hypertension

An estimated 47% of U.S. adults have hypertension, also called high blood pressure. Hypertension can raise your risk of heart disease and stroke. Since it usually does not cause symptoms until problems arise, it is often called the “silent killer.”

Written by Sarah A. Samaan, MD
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source:  GoodRx health

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New COVID-19 variant

Many countries around the world are still monitoring the new omicron XE variant, which emerged in the U.K. amid a surge of new COVID-19 cases. So far there is not enough evidence to conclude transmissibility, severity, or vaccine effectiveness, but should Africa take action before the new variant strikes? Medical experts Dr. Hannah-Lisa Tetteh in Ghana, Dr. Vivek Solanki in Zimbabwe, and Dr. Uyilawal Okhuaihesuyi from Delta State in Nigeria discuss what course of action Africa should consider.

Source: Newzroom Afrika

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Bad Taste in the Mouth: Possible Causes and Ways to Treat It

Having a bad taste in the mouth now and then is normal. A bad taste usually goes away on its own or after flossing. However, if a bad taste persists, it could be a symptom of a medical condition. This article highlights some potential causes of a bad taste in the mouth and discusses its related symptoms and treatments.

Written by Dan Amankwah and Susan McBratney, PhD
Reviewed by Debra Sullivan, Ph.D., MSN, R.N., CNE, COI

Source: Healthgrades

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Covid-19 subvariant BA.2

Covid-19 subvariant BA.2 is reportedly spreading rapidly in countries like the United States, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Some experts say a few cases of the new variant, which is a sublineage of Omicron, have been detected in South Africa.

Medical expert Dr. Vivek Solanki elaborates

Source: Newzroom Afrika

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Why Are My Nipples Sore? 10 Reasons + Treatment

Having sore nipples can be painful and distracting. There are many reasons why your nipples might feel sore, and most are not cause for concern. But rarely breast or nipple pain can be one of the signs of breast cancer.

Written by Christina Palmer, MD
Reviewed by Patricia Pinto-Garcia, MD, MPH

Source: GoodRx health

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What Is Shingles, and How Do You Get It?

There are about 1 million cases of shingles each year in the U.S. Shingles is so common that about 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. will get it in their lifetime. Shingles is a painful rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). VZV is the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Written by Tiffany Chioma Anaebere, MD
Reviewed by Mandy Armitage, MD

Source: GoodRx health

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The elected

The World Health Organization is trying to prevent the Third World from getting vaccinated with a third vaccine year summary.

Dr. Vivek Solanki

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Is Long-term Use of Melatonin Safe?

There are about 1 million cases of shingles eUp to 50% of U.S. adults have trouble sleeping from time to time. For 1 in 3 people, insomnia (trouble sleeping) is a long-term problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adolescents are even more sleep-deprived.

Written by Tegan Smedley, PharmD, BCPS, APh
Reviewed by Aunna Pourang, MD

Source: GoodRx health

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Why Is Colon Cancer Screening Important?

You likely know someone who has delayed their colonoscopy (or perhaps this is you). Many people have postponed cancer screening during the COVID-19 pandemic. But colorectal (or colon) cancer screening is important. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S.

Written by Christina Palmer, MD
Reviewed by John Strickler, MD

Source: GoodRx health

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Presbyopia: What It Is, and What It Means When It Starts Early

Picking out your first pair of reading glasses isn’t a milestone most people look forward to. But, like taking the test for your driver’s license or figuring out how to file your tax return, presbyopia is something most of us have to face eventually.

Written by Kerry R. McGee, MD, FAAP
Reviewed by Sophie Vergnaud, MD

Source: GoodRx health

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15 Things to Try If You Can’t Fall Asleep, and Why You Can’t Sleep in the First Place

An estimated 35% of Americans have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, hallmark symptoms of insomnia. That’s a large number of sleepy people in our midst and on our highways across the country.

Written by Ana Gascon Ivey
Reviewed by Sophie Vergnaud, MD

Source: GoodRx health

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8 Worst Spring Allergy Triggers (and How to Avoid Them)

Pollen is the most common trigger for spring allergies. If you’re a spring allergy sufferer, inhaling your allergy triggers puts your body’s defense system on alert. Once it detects the pollen, your immune system interprets it as dangerous and, in response, sends antibodies to attack it.

Written by Allison Firestone
Reviewed by William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS

Source: Healthgrades

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Best and Worst Cheeses for Your Heart (and Waistline)

Foods play a powerful role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease—and slowing the progression of existing heart disease. If you’ve been watching what you eat to boost your heart health or reduce your waistline, you might be surprised to hear that you can incorporate cheese into a heart-healthy diet.

Written by Elizabeth Hanes, RN  
Reviewed by William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS

Source: Healthgrades

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Milton Park COVID-19 Clinic

Dr. Vivek Solanki

COVID-19 in Zimbabwe

Dr. Vivek Solanki: Zimbabwe COVID-19 numbers are climbing but they have leveled off.

Source: Newzroom Afrika

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Milton Park - Test Kits

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