Monthly Archives: February 2016

What is the Difference Between Prilosec and Zantac?

Prilosec and Zantac are commonly prescribed to minimize production of stomach acids, which helps to relieve symptoms of some common digestion problems such as GERD, acid reflux, and stomach ulcers. Inhibiting secretion of stomach acids prevents regurgitation, common among GERD patients, as well as reduces abdominal pain associated with ulcer formation. Although both drugs reduce stomach acidity and promote alkaline… Read more »

Prognosis Vs. Diagnosis

Prognosis and diagnosis are terms used in the medical field. Many are aware of the term ‘diagnosis’. The term ‘prognosis’ is relatively less known. It is often mistaken to be synonymous with ‘diagnosis’. Thus, it becomes necessary to understand what these two terms mean. Both the terms ‘prognosis’ (pro meaning ‘before’ and gignoskein meaning ‘come to know’) and ‘diagnosis’ (dia… Read more »