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The Growing Epidemic of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

January 23, 2014

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Meet Karen, a 40-year-old mother who has had back pain for several years. Karen went to her primary physician and was prescribed a generic version of Vicodin. After taking the Vicodin for a few weeks the pain returned and Karen ended up at several pain specialists who gave her different forms and…

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How to Protect Yourself from Deadly Listeria

December 9, 2013

How to Protect Yourself from Deadly Listeria Being the third leading cause of death from food poisoning and infecting nearly 1600 people every year, Listeria should be raising your eyebrow. At least 90% of people who get Listeria infections are pregnant women and their newborns, people 65 years or older, or people with weak immune systems. Listeria…

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FDA plans on banning artery clogging trans fats

November 11, 2013

FDA plans on banning artery clogging trans fats Although most foods in grocery stores and in restaurants are free from trans fats, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to ensure that all foods are without them.The FDA announced that they are requiring the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats because…

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FDA’s proposed rule change could cost America billions of dollars

November 1, 2013

FDA Generic Drug Change The FDA has proposed removing the requirement that generic drugs carry warning labels identical to those on their name brand equivalents. The irony is that with the major federal expansion of healthcare, the Health and Human Services agency is trying to save money everywhere possible while the FDA is proposing changes…

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The FDA establishes new rules for gluten free food labels

August 29, 2013

The FDA establishes new rules for gluten free food labels Celiac disease is already tough in itself to work through, but having to worry about if the label on certain food product is correct or not can be even more stressful. There are over 3 million people who struggle with celiac disease in the United…

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Lead Scientist For Gardasil Speaks Out About Negative Side Effects Even Potential Death

July 17, 2013

Lead Scientist For Gardasil Speaks Out About Negative Side Effects Even Potential Death Questions are flying after the lead researcher for Gardasil spoke up about the risks, benefits and aggressive marketing associated with the vaccination. Dr. Diane Harper, the lead researcher in human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine development and director of University of Minnesota’s Gynecologic Cancer Prevention…

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Another popular energy drink investigated for possible links to death

November 16, 2012

Another popular energy drink investigated for possible links to death The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed on Wednesday the receipt of reports that another caffeine drink, 5-hour Energy, may have been involved in a number of deaths – in this case 13 over the past four years. FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said that 5-hour Energy, sold…

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Dangerous product causes meningitis outbreak: Georgians at risk

October 19, 2012

When Georgia patients receive medication, they generally do not even consider that the medication they receive can be a dangerous product. Instead, many patiently trust implicitly in their doctors to know what is best for them and prescribe what they need. Unfortunately, even a doctor’s best effort to protect their patients can sometimes result in…

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Home Use Generators: Dangerous and Behind the Curve

October 3, 2012

Home Use Generators: Dangerous and Behind the Curve During October 2011, an early-season snowstorm hit Connecticut that left over 860,000 businesses and homes in that state without power. This caused many state residents to resort to using portable generators in their homes. From the time of the blackout until November 9, the Department of Public…

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The importance of getting a second opinion on your health

June 12, 2011

The idea of getting a second opinion may feel like you’re betraying your doctor but consider your healthcare like remodeling your kitchen. You are likely to get varying estimates and design plans from many contractors, why not get varying information and treatment options from different doctors? We cannot emphasize this enough: take no chances and do not rush…

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