High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

Every person needs blood pressure to live. Without it, blood can’t circulate through the body to carry oxygen and fuel to vital organs.

The Catch on Caffeine

Nine out of 10 Americans consume some type of caffeine regularly, making it the most popular behavior-altering drug. For most people, moderate doses of caffeine (about two to three cups of brewed coffee a day) are not harmful. However, heavy daily caffeine use (about four to seven cups of coffee) can cause restlessness, anxiety, irritability, muscle tremors, sleeplessness, headaches, nausea, diarrhea or other gastrointestinal problems and abnormal heart rhythms.

Chronic Cough: Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic cough is one of the most common complaints in adults seeking medical treatment in an outpatient care setting. In excess of 3.6 billion dollars are spent on over-the-counter medications to treat cough. Fortunately, 90 percent of people experience successful diagnosis and relief of their symptoms if a systematic and thorough approach is taken by their doctor.