Category Archives: Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System

Posts on the environmental effect on health, drug side effects information, and potential dangers of the medical system.

More Bad News About Anti-Depressants

New research shows a 50% to 75% increase in gastrointestinal bleeding among those taking antidepressants, even when the drugs are taken for as little as 7 days. Continue reading

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Guest Article – Facts to Consider Before Having Hip Replacement Surgery

If you’re contemplating hip replacement surgery, here are some facts to consider. Continue reading

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Dementia is Another Anesthesia Risk

Anesthesia carries a risk of cognitive decline. Continue reading

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Why Doctors Push Diagnostic Tests You Don’t Need

A paper from the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 1986 describes the sad overuse of advanced medical technology, even where it hasn’t proved itself to be useful. Continue reading

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Dangerous Drugs That Put Seniors At Risk

Guest article from Drugwatch, a consumer watchdog website, on the dangers of certain prescription medications for seniors. Continue reading

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Hospitals Benefit From High Rate of Surgery Mistakes

It’s a tragedy that the current medical system has strayed so far from its basic mission of protecting people’s health. Financial incentives have become so skewed that they actually encourage sub-standard care.

Two recent articles offer powerful evidence. Continue reading

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Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI’s taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately. Continue reading

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You Have Pesticide Residues in Your Body

The incidence of food allergies has been rising. What does this have to do with environmental exposure to pesticide residues? Continue reading

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Pink Slime Burgers? Better Know What You’re Putting In Your Mouth

An article on food safety and the questionable ingredients found in processed foods from “Currant Table” – a blog covering food sustainability. Continue reading

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Why People Skip the Medication They’re Supposed to Take

Up to one-third of patients fail to fill their prescriptions and about three-quarters fall short of taking their medication as directed. Why? And what should policy-makers do about it? Continue reading

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