So You Think You Can’t Swallow Pills

Up to 1 in 3 people just can’t swallow pills (tablets or capsules). And it’s not just kids. Adults may never have learned the skill or have developed swallowing troubles. This is a problem because it can limit medication choices. Some types of medication...

What You Should Know About Proton Pump Inhibitors

What are proton pump inhibitors? Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) work by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. PPIs treat conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Some of these conditions are heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers. Are...

Choosing And Using Insect Repellents

Protecting yourself from insect bites is important. Insect bites are itchy and uncomfortable. Plus, insect bites can spread diseases like West Nile or Zika viruses (mosquitoes) and Lyme (ticks). How should I choose an insect repellent? Choose an insect repellent based...

Seven Screening Tests For Women

May is the month when many women celebrate Mother’s Day. Maybe breakfast in bed, homemade cards, extra hugs….? It’s pretty wonderful to feel so cared for. But how well do you take care of yourself—whether or not you’re a mother? One big piece of self-care involves...