Drugs and Side Effects

Pills Galore

If drugs only had the beneficial effects that they are designed for all would be well.  However, all drugs have what is commonly known as side effects.  According to Wikipedia, “In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed […]

Different Diseases, Same Cause

Diet

  Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute found a correlation between prostate cancer and coronary artery disease which suggests that the two “diseases” many have shared causes. In the four-year study, having coronary artery disease increased men’s risk of prostate cancer by 35%.  The risk rose over time and men with known heart disease were 24% […]

Drug Resistant Bacteria Becoming A Real Threat

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), drug-resistant bacteria kill more than 25,000 people in Europe every year.  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 44,000 people in North America die annually of infections from drug-resistant germs.  Some experts believe the numbers are higher.  Almost everyone agrees that these numbers will continue to […]

Osteoarthritis is Becoming More Common

Human knee pain with the anatomy of a skeleton leg

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease.  It was once considered a problem of older folks but it is now becoming more common in middle-aged and even young adults as a result of obesity and sports related injuries.  Traditionally doctors advised people with osteoarthritis to take it easy to protect their joints.  However, studies now find that weight loss combined with exercise specifically to […]

The High Cost of Healthcare

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When it comes to saving our healthcare system and actually improving our collective health, no amount of money, insurance, doctors, new technology, drugs or Obamacare will be successful or save us from rising costs and disease.  Healthcare and health insurance costs continue to rise by almost 12% per year with many insurance premiums seeing even […]