August 2008 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Several types of prescription drugs increase bone fracture risk

Several types of prescription drugs increase bone fracture risk.

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Beware of a scam in which thieves give you money, then rob

If you receive a check for a large amount of money from a stranger and you're asked to return part of the payment right away – beware. Chances are you're getting scammed.

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Retinopathy is a red flag that heart health may be in serious jeopardy

Without question, heart health is a front-burner concern for every diabetic. But for those who DO test positive for retinopathy, it really is time to clear the decks and take urgent steps to protect your heart.

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Could the Gardasil vaccine actually help increase cervical cancer rates?

Dr. Harper was one of the principal investigators in the initial Gardasil trials. But she hasn't been timid about recognizing Gardasil's dangers.

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Flu shot doesn't protect seniors from pneumonia

The Flu shot doesn't protect seniors from pneumonia.

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Osteoporosis drugs and oral surgery risk

There is growing evidence that a class of osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates enhance bone density during the first few years of therapy, but appear to increase fracture risk in the long term.

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They're going to try to sell you statins as a dementia preventive.

In a new study, University of Michigan researchers monitored statin use and evidence of dementia among more than 1,700 people over the age of 60.

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