June 2009 - Page 2 of 7 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Anemia may increase risk of heart failure mortality in certain heart patients

New research shows that anemia may also put certain heart patients at serious risk.

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Fatal medication errors have spiked sharply

When researchers at the University of California, San Diego, examined nearly 50 million U.S. death certificates, they found a 700 percent increase in the number of medication mistakes at home between 1983 and 2004.

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The most recent attack on alternative medicine is strictly standard issue

My thanks to Marilynn Marchione for this master class in how to brazenly bash CAM, promote pharmaceutical use, and do it all with a straight face.

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Some patients may reverse hardening of the arteries with vitamin K

Usually when I write about vitamin K it involves a study that shows how an adequate intake of the vitamin can help prevent fractures. But K is also a key nutrient for heart health.

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Parents of newborns: beware overreacting doctors with prescription pads

Intravenous antibiotics were given to the baby, requiring seven full days in NICU.

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Taking steps (literally) to lower blood pressure

If you’re among the millions who struggle to control high blood pressure, you might consider stepping it up to walk the walk.

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A cautionary tale for anyone admitted to the hospital

There’s important information here that will serve you well if you or a loved one are ever admitted to a hospital.

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