Gabapentin is used to treat a variety of medical problems, including restless leg syndrome, seizure disorders, and more. Learn more about gabapentin, what it is used to treat, how it works, and potential side effects.
If you or someone you know has diabetes, there can be some confusion around how to eat carbohydrates, so they are beneficial and what "net carbs" are. Read on to learn more about net carbs and what you need to know with diabetes.
Most of us have misplaced our keys or forgotten what we went into another room for. Losing things or being forgetful happens to everyone. But what is normal aging brain function vs. Alzheimer’s disease?
September is a National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle Cell is the United States’ most common inherited blood disease. About 100,000 people suffer from Sickle Cell Disease, and up to three million Americans carry the gene for the disease.
Type II diabetes occurs when the body cannot make enough insulin to combat the sugar or carbohydrates consumed. Try these low-carb food finds to help manage blood sugar for people with type II diabetes.
Cholesterol gives cells flexibility and structure. Too much of a good thing can be bad, and high cholesterol can combine with other substances in the blood and can increase your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
What causes long-haul Covid in one person may not be what causes it in another. Research is ongoing, but what is certain is between 10 and 30% of people who get a COVID-19 infection will end up with long-haul Covid.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Consuming enough fiber helps to reduce the risk of heart disease as it helps to pull low-density lipoprotein (LDL) out of the arteries.
Nausea can come from something you ate, motion sickness or vertigo, and even from strong feelings, like anxiety. All these sources of nausea are very different, but often occur together. Knowing what causes your nausea helps you choose the best, most effective way to treat it.
Addison's disease, sometimes called adrenal insufficiency, is a condition in which the adrenal glands don't make enough cortisol and can be tough to diagnose. Symptoms often develop so slowly that you barely notice the change.
A 2021 study looking at the diet of more than 1.4 million people over 30 years found that those who ate more red meat had a higher incidence of heart disease. What does this research mean for you, your diet, and your heart health?
Coffee consumption in 2021 was estimated at 167.26 million 60 kg bags, translating to over 5 billion gallons of coffee consumed globally. However, coffee can be addicting due to caffeine, making it hard for some to stop drinking.
A healthy balanced diet is not only needed for a healthy body but also for a healthy mind. Recent studies suggest a link between blood sugar levels and the impact on a person’s mood and even the development of anxiety symptoms.
There is no denying that the cost of living has increased, and millions of people are experiencing the stress related to inflation. You can take steps to help relieve stress associated with the rising cost of living.
If you have noticeable hair loss, you join an estimated 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. Learn more about hair loss and treatment options, including finding the lowest-priced medications.
Alcohol can contribute to physical and mental health problems, with more than 15 million people in the U.S. developing alcohol use disorder. Over 80,000 people have an alcohol-related death every year.
The recent authorization of two oral antiviral medications, Paxlovid and Lagevrio, proves that the nation is still fighting COVID-19. These medications may have a significant impact in helping prevent hospitalization due to severe COVID-19.
The emergence of COVID, social isolation and quarantine, and social and political divides has contributed to the increase of stress for many of us. In observance of National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, we'll explore the impact of mental illness and ways to get help.
If you or someone you care about are having difficulty with pandemic-related depression, anxiety, or stress, you should know that you’re not alone. You can take steps to deal with pandemic-related mental health symptoms.
Just like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, high triglycerides increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Fortunately, making certain lifestyle changes may help you lower your triglycerides as well as your risk of heart disease.
It’s not always easy to find emotional balance, especially when leading a busy life full of responsibilities. Learn some helpful tips and ideas about how you can find more emotional balance in your life.
ACE inhibitors are a class of medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and other cardiovascular conditions. While beneficial for many cardiovascular conditions, some contraindications to the medication exist.
Research has shown that social isolation can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Learn how you can stay connected and cope with social isolation, even during the most challenging of times.
As the world endures its second year bearing the weight of a global pandemic, the medical community is benefitting from new research about the phenomenon of persistent COVID-19 symptoms, known as long COVID or long-haul COVID.
If you’re wondering how you can live a longer, healthier life, take a look at the following healthy habits. Some are very easy to adopt, and research shows they can add as much as a decade to your life.
March marks National Nutrition Month. Proper nutrition remains important, not only for our physical health, but for our mental health, memory, and ability to comprehend. Here are five easy things you can do to improve your nutrition.
An MS (multiple sclerosis) diagnosis can elude patients and their clinicians for a long time before finally being uncovered. MS Awareness Week is March 7-13. Consider the telltale signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, as well as some of its lesser-known presentations.
February is American Heart Month. American Heart Month aims to spread awareness through education and advocacy on how to maintain a healthy heart, reduce your risk for heart disease, and live a healthy lifestyle.
Nearly half of all adults in the United States currently have high blood pressure (hypertension), and it is the leading cause of preventable death globally. Read on to learn more about some common blood pressure boosters.
Numerous studies support the idea that alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle, and drinking wine in moderation is one of the “Power 9” habits shared by people who live in Blue Zones—parts of the world where people regularly live longer, healthier lives.
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and your immune function. But with all the conflicting dietary advice available, how do you know what’s truly healthy?
If you consider the impact 2020 has had on us, it is easy to see that grief may look and feel a bit different this holiday season. Grief has many causes, and many people may find it difficult to cope with their grief this holiday season.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you likely have a lot of questions. Learning some basics about pancreatic cancer can give you a better understanding of what to expect from treatment.
There is no denying that 2020 came through like a hurricane wrecking many things in its path. Adults aren't the only ones experiencing hardships. Children are also finding it difficult to navigate the challenges of modern-day society.
Most common wintertime viruses cause mild upper and lower respiratory illnesses that are self-limited, so people with healthy immune systems can clear them within a few days or weeks without medical intervention.
Smoke from the California fires drifted over much of the U.S., affecting the air quality as far away as Washington, D.C. Air pollution is associated with numerous health issues, including heart attacks, worsened asthma symptoms, and an increase in COVID-19 deaths.
Medical care can be expensive, especially if you have had a major illness or injury. Those without insurance coverage often struggle with medical debt. Even those who have insurance may receive a medical bill that they simply cannot afford. What should you do if you are facing a high medical bill? Here are some steps […]
Diabetes is linked to serious health complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage, impaired wound healing, skin conditions, and eye damage. Some long-term complications of diabetes can be life-threatening.
By Stacy Mosel, LMSW Talking to a counselor or therapist might not sound like your cup of tea, especially if you prefer to handle things on your own or you don’t like talking about or sharing your feelings. But everyone needs a compassionate ear sometimes. When things feel like they’re too much to handle, you […]
If you’re interested in counseling but you’re not sure if teletherapy is a good fit for your needs, keep reading to learn why this relatively new and innovative approach of providing mental health care could be the right choice for you.
Every shift, our front line and essential workers risk their lives and the lives of their families to help their community and their fellow human beings. These workers face unrelenting and daunting tasks each day and jeopardize their physical, mental, and emotional health.
If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep during the current pandemic, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffered from insomnia prior to the onset of the pandemic, and the current climate is likely increasing the number of people who are having difficulty sleeping.
Not sure what the stray pill is that you found on the floor? Wondering what was in that old prescription bottle? Use the ScriptSave WellRx pill identifier to quickly and easily identify unknown medications.
One of the most obnoxious medication side effects is skin dryness. This loss of hydration can cause pesky symptoms such as skin flaking, itching, tightness, or burning. Read on to learn more about which medications can cause skin dryness and how to manage this symptom.
More than $10 billion dollars of savings, as the company marks its Silver Anniversary with the release of a brand new module that can assist patients with their grocery choices and find healthier alternatives.
With the growing legalization of marijuana, there’s naturally a lot of buzz around the medical benefits. Emerging research suggests it may be a safer substitute for opioids to treat pain. But what about potential drug interactions?
When it comes to health information on the internet, many patients are no longer sure what to believe. As important, patients often don’t know how to apply what they have read. As a healthcare provider, you have the opportunity to help patients navigate through the vast variety of online health information.
Walmart issued a press release to announce the pending introduction (within 60 days) of new restrictions on how it will fill prescriptions for opioid medications. These new initiatives will apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico.
For many women there are other factors for heart disease and stroke that you can’t control that may not even be on your radar. Your love life, a strong family history, race, and increasing age are all on the list of contributing factors.
Ready, a public service campaign designed to educate and empower citizens to prepare for emergencies such as natural and man-made disasters, proclaims September to be National Preparedness Month (NPM). In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, you may be wondering how to go about preparing for such events. This is especially important to consider if you have a chronic disease or condition.
VUCA Health announced today that ScriptSave, a provider of prescription savings solutions and decision support tools helping close the gaps in prescription coverage, will employ its on-demand medication video library to improve medication information and drive better care outcomes for ScriptSave WellRx members.
February has been designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community. It’s a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.
A brand name medication is the original product developed and researched by the manufacturing drug company. Before a new medication can go on the market, the drug company has to put it through rigorous testing to prove that the drug is effective and safe for human use. This can be a long and expensive process. Some drugs are in testing for years or even decades before getting approved.
The holidays are a time of good cheer and family gatherings, but they can offer plenty of reasons to be stressed out — the gifts still need wrapping, the office party invites, and maybe the biggest — the family. Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Taking steps to prevent the stress and depression can prevent problems ahead of the holidays.
If you’re over 40, your doctor may talk with you about adding a statin to prevent heart disease. Statins (like Crestor, Zocor and Lipitor) are a class of medications that lower cholesterol levels. The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed group that establishes health recommendations, is now suggesting that statins be used for the primary prevention of heart disease in adults.
If you struggle with arthritis pain, chances are you’ve tried a variety of anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief. While drugs falling into the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory category (NSAIDs) can help, they often come with gastrointestinal side effects. A major 10-year study has shown that Celebrex (generic name, Celecoxib) may not have the same side effects of […]
There’s no known cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a common disorder that often starts in childhood, but is sometimes not diagnosed until adulthood. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, and family members. For children 6 years of age and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends both behavior therapy and medication as good options, preferably both together. For young children (under 6 years of age) with ADHD, behavior therapy is recommended as the first line of treatment, before medication is tried. Good treatment plans will include close monitoring of whether and how much the treatment helps the child’s behavior, and making changes as needed along the way. You can learn more
Have you ever found yourself Googling your symptoms when you are sick? A few clicks later and you find yourself absorbing information that correlates with your symptoms and you have convinced yourself that you have this condition and only months to live? I have realized that Googling your symptoms when you are ill is a
ScriptSave WellRx Grocery Guidance brings together leading-edge nutritional data science with AI powered personalization to help you know which food products on your grocery store shelf are truly good for YOU.
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