What the FDA’s Zantac Announcement Means for Individuals with Heartburn

Effective immediately, one of the most common drugs for GERD has been discontinued—Zantac, known as ranitidine in generic form, will be pulled from shelves in both its prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) options. On April 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered all manufacturers to immediately pull all drugs containing ranitidine from circulation. The reason?…

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Oklahoma Higher Education Embraces Digital Healthcare, Gut First

Houston, TX, September 11, 2019 – Vivante Health, inventors of the GIThrive all-in-one digital program for gut health and disease, is pleased to announce its partnership with Oklahoma Higher Education Employee Interlocal Group (OKHEEI). Effective September 9, 2019, GIThrive will be open to more than 6,610 eligible OKHEEI members, billed through Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Food Allergies on the Rise?

Children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies, particularly in the West. While scientists can’t agree for certain why, here are the two most common and likely explanations…

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6 Days to Better Gut Health

The microscopic organisms that live within our digestive system are on the move. They’re in a constant cycle of growth, death, and adaptation. The adaptation part is crucial. It’s how tiny critters like bacteria maintain survival. And it happens very rapidly. Scientists once thought that making a change to the human gut microbiome might take…

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Earn $13,000 a year selling poop?

Each year millions of healthy men and women donate their blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm in an effort to help others while earning a little extra cash. Needles and reproductive material not your thing? No problem. How do you feel about feces? You could earn up to $13,000 a year selling your poop. So says…

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The Truth: Diet Impacts Mental Health

The World Health Organization says 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. As scientists dig deeper, they’re finding a strong link between what we eat and our state of mind. Food for Thought Two recent studies looking at schizophrenia and depression add to…

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