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Off the Mark: This Week in Health Headlines

Health in the News In the United States, most people equate healthcare with medical care. Instead of prioritizing the actions they take and the food they put into their bodies, the majority of Americans instead focus on the tactics they can use (surgery, prescriptions, casts, Band-Aids, CPR, etc.) to counteract a problems. This point of view […]

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Acetaminophen Linked to Fatal Skin Reactions

Nasty Side Effects of Over-the-Counter Medication Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol as well as hundreds of other over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is taken primarily to relieve pain and fevers, but is also found in medications that are marketed to treat allergies, cough, colds, flu and sleeplessness. Most people don’t bat an eye when reaching to […]

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Chemical in PVC and Household Dust May Induce Obesity

Exposure to the synthetic chemical tributyltin (TBT) disrupts hormone function and may cause the accumulation of total body fat, as well as fat deposits in the liver. The potential for these effects is greatest during childhood. “Early life exposure” to TBT makes a person more likely to gain fat and increases his or her chance of […]

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A Cancer Killer’s Story

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto / Thinkstock Dear Precious Person, I want to tell you my story. It’s a story of devastation, struggle, anguish, fear, pain, disappointment, healing, hope and joy. In August 2004, I was having trouble breathing and eating, so I went to a doctor.  An X-ray showed a mass on my left lung, so a biopsy […]

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Continually Increasing Cancer Costs a ‘Substantial Burden’ on the Economy

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto / Thinkstock The True Cost of Cancer Cancer, in its various forms, costs the United States more than $76 billion each year. This amount has been officially deemed a “substantial burden” on the economy by the Journal of Clinical Oncology. According to a 2004 study, nearly $61 billion is spent on direct costs. These costs […]

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Whitney, Michael, Heath, Who’s Next?

The shocking death of the pop star Whitney Houston brings prescription drug use and abuse into the spotlight once again. The deadly combination of Lorazepam, Diazepam, Xanax, and sleeping medications killed Houston in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. Clearly this is not an isolated event and is growing far too common in the life of […]

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12 Going On 21: Estrogen & Disease

Birth control pills (BCP’s) have been cited by Doctors to protect against breast cancer, heart disease and depression.  Hundreds of millions of women worldwide have taken the pill since the 1960’s believing that they were “safe and effective”.  What was once thought to be protective for one’s health has now been found to be disastrous […]

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America’s Drug of Choice: You’re Probably Already on It!

It has been found that teenagers who drink soda have more mental health conditions according to a new study.  The study published in the American Journal of Public Health surveyed 5,547 10th graders about their soda drinking habits, the results were mind popping. There was a radical increase in mental health indicators such as anxiousness, […]

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