February 2003 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Urban legend

Can coughing help you survive a heart attack?

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Breaking the code

Tommy Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), who signed approvals for the use of a new billing code system that will allow doctors to do something they haven’t previously been able to do .

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This week in the HSI forum

Much has been made about the fact that Bechler was using Xenadrine RFA-1, a weight-loss supplement containing ephedrine – a component of the herb ephedra. So once again we’re hearing loud cries for the FDA to ban ephedra,

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Making memories

A study links elevated blood sugar levels to memory loss in elderly people.

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Irradiation debate

Members write in with their opinions on irradiation.

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Heart health and snow removal

For those of you who still have plenty of snow in your driveway or walkways, here's an important note for snow removal.

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In the clear

The Red Cross attempts to make automated external defibrillators available in public places such as airports as well as in homes. These devices are expected to save more lives during cardiac related emergencies.

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