A Prescription for Healthy Living

Everyone has a go-to the “hangover remedy”—burnt toast, greasy food, a Bloody Mary. I even know a guy who swears by the harrowing concoction called “The Bull’s Eye,” raw egg mixed into a glass of OJ. I’ll pass. While the placebo effect is powerful, there are better ways to silence the house DJ playing in…

Ah, it’s that time of year again. It seems ironic that we make weight-loss resolutions in winter, when there’s no shortage of warm pies fresh from the oven or crock-pots full of comfort food, rather than in summer when we can look forward to fresh berries and cool salads. But while researching my latest New…

We all experience random moments of forgetfulness at some point or another in our lives, but for the most part, we laugh it off and go on with our day. But what happens when sporadic episodes become more frequent? Could these lapses in memory be age-related? Possibly. But what if you are relatively young? Could…

I am often asked what vitamins are most effective when it comes to promoting and supporting optimal heart health. Unfortunately, most people believe that all vitamins are helpful in their own way, but there are certain vitamins that can actually cause more harm than good. Keep in mind, as you read this article that every…

To use melatonin, or not to use melatonin…that seems to be the question on a lot of minds these days, especially in light of the fact that more and more people are steering away from prescription and chemically-enhanced medication and opting to implement more natural products into their lives. Today, most people would opt to…

Most people wrongly assume that the greatest sources of Vitamin D can be found only in milk and other dairy products. That is great if you happen to enjoy the taste of milk, but what if you are one of the many who do not particularly care for the taste of milk, or worse, you…

More than half of Americans make a dangerous summer mistake each year that leaves them highly susceptible to developing skin cancer at some point in their lives. According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology, it has been revealed that most people either do not use, or even misuse, sunscreen. So, you…

Fourth of July is an exciting summer holiday filled with food, family and fun. Unfortunately, it is also a holiday that finds many people in emergency rooms due to the misuse of fireworks, overindulgence in alcohol, swimming and/or boating accidents, and food-borne illnesses. Fourth of July is right around the corner; therefore, it is wise…

When we think of wheezing we generally associate it with a sickness or a sound made by a smoker. Although wheezing can occur episodically, the underlying condition that results in wheezing can be chronic. Therefore, it is important to speak with your doctor if you or your child develops a wheeze that continues for more…

Birth control pills are one of the most effective forms of contraception available today. Like any other decision you make in life, it is important to research any medication you plan to take, especially if it is one you will be taking long term. Important factors to consider when selecting a method of birth control…

Dr.Ranya Elguendy
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Ranya Elguendy

Ranya Elguendy, PharmD, BCOP. has been writing for Beliefnet since 2010 focusing on health. She is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist who has worked, Volunteered and managed in different pharmacy fields.

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