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.

Newest Research Findings on Health

Four more research arti­cles rein­forc­ing the need to build health from the inside and avoid a chem­i­cal­ized approach to health. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Latest Research Wrap-Up

Recent research gath­ered from a vari­ety of med­ical jour­nals. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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