November 2007 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Double Exposure

There are many people who will tell you their lives were saved by radiation therapy. Nevertheless, radiation is dangerous stuff.

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Abilify for adolescent schizophrenia?

Earlier this month, the FDA approved the use of Abilify for schizophrenia patients as young as 13 years.

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Working Without a Net

Patsy Bates switched her insurance carrier to Health Net, which later canceled her coverage during her cancer treatments. Her lawsuit revealed a long list of canceled policies from this provider.

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Beware of MRSA

A recent study found that nursing home residents with impaired vision and no access to glasses are more likely to experience depression or psychological distress.

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The Usual Suspects

When school administrators bar kids from classes because they haven't received mandatory vaccinations, the kids' prolonged absence from school becomes grounds for fines and potential jail time for parents.

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Donate eyeglasses

A recent study found that nursing home residents with impaired vision and no access to glasses are more likely to experience depression or psychological distress.

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Easy Breezy

A couple of shots and hypertension patients could overcome the health repercussions of neglecting their medication, or living in such complete denial of their condition that they refuse medication.

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