June 2011 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

When filling prescriptions, yes – spelling counts!

I was reading the FDA MedWatch warning about prescribing errors due to two drugs with similar names: Risperidone and Ropinirole…

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A synthetic drug for male pattern baldness may be even more dangerous than we thought

For years, men were told that if they simply stopped taking Propecia they’d be back in the saddle. But a new study reveals that many men may continue to experience a range of dysfunctions (low libido, erectile dysfunction, problems with orgasm) for months and even years after discontinuing the drug.

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Beware of this medical scam that puts thousands of older patients at risk

If you want to steal from Medicare, find a way to do it without putting the patients that trust you in grave danger. Because that makes you more than a criminal. It makes you downright evil.

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The Army is "concerned" about excessive supplement use among soldiers

According to Edward Zambraski, Ph.D. — the Division Chief of the Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine — the Army isn’t concerned about soldiers using supplements. The concern is excess supplement use.

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A sure way to keep kids from ever picking up that first cigarette

Have you seen the ghoulish new warning labels that will soon be appearing on cigarette packages?

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What have they been putting in your chicken? You'll have to read it to believe it

For years now, we’ve been brainwashed to believe that chicken is healthier for us than beef or other red meats. Leaving the nutritional debate aside for today…can you guess one thing that chicken has that beef doesn’t?

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Following USDA dietary guidelines may be hazardous to your health

By now, you’ve probably seen the new MyPlate graphic the USDA recently introduced as the focal point of the agency’s dietary recommendations. It’s colorful and it lists the five food groups. Perfect for hanging in elementary school cafeterias.

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