December 2008 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

New Year's Caution

To get past a hangover, alcohol has to be fully processed and eliminated from your body. Analgesics can delay the process, extending the period of your hangover and getting your year off to a rough start.

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Three Sheets to the Wind

Earlier this month, Rep. Stupak made a bold suggestion: Don’t fill the FDA Commissioner’s spot with any current senior FDA employees.

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Recapping just a few of the top health care tips of 2008

In the world of dietary supplements, 2008 was the year of D. It seemed like every couple of weeks I came across a new study that revealed another vitamin D benefit. And no vitamin is more deserving of rave reviews.

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Avoid the flu without a flu shot

Here’s something the CDC would rather you didn’t know: The flu shot can actually be dangerous.

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Infuriating! Recapping the top health care outrages of 2008

This year had me reelin’ at times with a seemingly endless supply of outrageous developments in the world of health care.

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Amazing but true - Pentagon researchers are examining alternative medicine

One of the drug industry’s biggest customers is the U.S. Department of Defense. So it was downright staggering to come across this headline in USA Today: “Pentagon Researches Alternative Treatments.”

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Send holiday greetings to a soldier

No doubt, this is a tough time of year for military personnel who can’t get home for the holidays. So if you’re enjoying some time off over the next few days, why not take a moment to express your gratitude to a soldier?

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