January 2009 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Diabetics with peripheral arterial disease: Get up and get walking

More than 12 million Americans may have peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a report from the American Diabetes Association.

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Glaucoma impairs reading ability

While glaucoma can be treated, there is no cure, so whatever percentage of vision is initially lost, is lost forever. And you can be certain this will interfere with reading.

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A low selenium level may play a role in anemia risk

In a new study reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers examined blood samples and data collected from more than 2,000 subjects who participated in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Would FDA officials protect drug sales before protecting consumers?

Given the choice, would FDA officials actually choose to protect the sales of a drug rather than protect consumers? I’ll tell you a story – you be the judge.

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This amino acid is a must for heart health among type 2 diabetics

It sounds almost too good to be true, but for those enjoying advanced years and for patients with type 2 diabetes, this amino acid supplement is a serious multi-tasker.

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An article in defense of alternative medicine in a very unlikely publication

A Wall St. Journal article notes that alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, and herbal remedies “are now scientifically documented to be not only medically effective but also cost effective.”

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Vicious infighting among FDA employees puts consumer safety at risk

CDRH managers may be more concerned with protecting their careers than ensuring the safety of medical devices.

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