Monthly Archives: October 2014

Protecting Pets From Parasites: What Threats Are Out There and What Can Owners Do?

Parasites come in many shapes and sizes. The ones most likely to infect your pet are fleas, ticks and heartworms. Learn about these threats and what dog or cat owners can do about protecting pets from parasites. Fleas These tiny insects thrive year round in a variety of climates, though they’re most active in warm, […]

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7 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Every October, healthcare professionals, cancer survivors and individual supporters rally to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers in women. Only skin cancer is more common. Only lung cancer is more deadly. It’s estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease in […]

Keep Cholesterol Under Control to Avoid These Issues

The average American has “borderline-high” cholesterol levels. One in six has high cholesterol. Since it’s so common, it can’t be that serious of a problem, right? Wrong. You need to make controlling cholesterol a priority or you risk dealing with these two major issues. Two Reasons Controlling Cholesterol Is a Top Priority Heart attack: High […]

Seasonal Allergies: Over the Counter or Prescription?

People who suffer from seasonal allergies may try to stick it out without using medication. However, allergy medications tend to be highly effective at relieving the most common seasonal allergy symptoms. Over-the-counter medications are ideal for mild allergies, but people who suffer from severe allergies may need to opt for a prescription-strength medication. Prescriptions For […]

4 Tips to Get Your Pet to Swallow a Pill

Keeping your furry friend healthy is a matter of ensuring that he eats a healthy diet and gets enough exercise each day. There may be times when your pet needs to take a pill to treat an illness or maintain the right balance of certain nutrients. Some pets are stubborn when it comes to taking […]

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