Articles by Suzy Cohen, America's Pharmacist™

Causes and Solutions for Dysphagia

Many seniors experience dysphagia, which is the term for people who have difficulty swallowing their food or pills. Difficulty can be defined in many ways, but it usually means extra time and effort transferring the

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How Calcium Channel Blockers Work

Calcium channel blockers are a broad category of prescription medications used for their ability to help with cardiovascular disease. And they do help people, however, like every medication, there is a risk to benefit ratio that

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2 Steps to Making Thyroid Hormone

Your thyroid gland sits at the base of your throat and is approximately 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Under normal circumstances it produces thyroid hormone that gets distributed throughout your body. Every cell in your

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Save Your Skin with Probiotics

Radiant skin is something many people seek, and it’s a universal indicator of your true health status on the inside. Today’s focus is on the little microorganisms too small to see with the naked eye.

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Autoimmune Disorders and COVID

Having an autoimmune condition, or a thyroid condition can make you more susceptible to COVID-19 complications. Think of autoimmune conditions in the same manner you would other immunosuppressive disorders (ie cancer, organ transplantation, history of

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How Hawthorn Lowers Blood Pressure

Hypertension refers to high blood pressure, and while doctors sometimes define this differently based upon your age, it is usually something like 140 over 90. These numbers are further defined as your systolic blood pressure

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7 Natural Solutions for GI Upset

Heartburn, nausea, constipation or other gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms are no fun. Unfortunately, neither are many of the medications used to treat them. Some popular categories of medication that can upset your stomach include antibiotics, cholesterol

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New Medications 2020

It’s time for my annual report about the novel medications that were approved in the year 2020. I’ve been writing this yearly article for more than 20 years, and we usually see more new molecular

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The Side Effect of 2020

The year 2020 gives new meaning to the word selfie! Taking a selfie used to be normal, but now it’s a reflection of how alone everyone is. Millions of people worldwide are afraid of get

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