Drugs and Surgery

Watch How Easy It Is For Bacteria To Become Resistant To Antibiotics

Antibiotics have long been used to treat infection and illness. While they can be effective, there is a down side. Antibiotics can have some unpleasant side effects. What’s more, bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics. The more you take the less effective they can be, making the healing process much more difficult. It isn’t smart [...]

Hospital Errors Higher than Expected

In a recent article on WebMD, it was discovered that there are more hospital errors once thought or hoped for. Those errors include common hospital errors, medication-related issues, procedure-related mistakes, and hospital-acquired infections. Being involved in your medical hospital experience could help you more than you know. By asking questions to the medical staff, repeating [...]

Increase Stroke and Heart Attack with Short Term NSAID Use

NSAIDs or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs are a classification of drugs that include Ibuprofen (ie Advil), aspirin and naproxen (ie Aleve).  NSAIDs are some of the most common over the counter drugs used to treat inflammation associated with headaches, neck pain, back pain and sports injuries. History of NSAIDs: Use of NSAIDs has been recorded all [...]

Albuterol Recalled – Mislabeling Could Lead to Overdose

The Ritedose Corporation has recalled certain  single-dose vials of Albuterol  Inhalation Solution because of mislabeling that could lead to a possible overdose. The recall includes 0.083% Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 3 mL (in 25-, 30-, and 60-unit dose vials) because the 2.5 mg/3 mL single-use vials are mislabeled as containing 0.5 mg/3 mL. Symptoms of [...]

Ibuprofen Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Death

How much harm can popping a couple Advils do?  According to a new study out of Denmark, more than you would imagine. A group of very common over the counter pain medications known as NSAIDs (Nonsteriodal Anitinflammatory Drugs) have been shown to increase the risk of death due to stroke.   Typically we assume that anyone [...]

60 Minutes Report on Swine Flu 1976

This report from 60 minutes looks at the swine flu epidemic of 1976 and the complications associated with the vaccine.  These neurological complications were know by the government but kept from the public.  This video raises concerns about the safety of the current vaccine and whether or not the government would be forthright about the [...]

CBS Report – H1N1 (Swine Flu) Cases Over Estimated

In this great investigative report CBS News looks at the overestimation of H1N1 (swine flu) cases in the United States.  Other countries have already discredited the epidemic.  This is a lengthy video, but it is worth watching to the end where they discuss the total number of cases of "flu-like" symptoms that are H1N1 and [...]

ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

This is an excerpt from the CBS morning show where Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a study that shows a link between ADHD medication and sudden cardiac death in children.

Hormone replacement shrinks brains of women + my rant.

For years hormone replacement has been touted as having such wonderful effects on the body such as protecting the heart, preventing cancer and keeping brains sharp.  Two new studies in the journal Neurology have shown that hormone replacement not only doesn't provide the aforementioned health benefits, but actually increases the incidence of cancer, increases the [...]