January 2014 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

When an OTC purchase can put you in the hospital--or worse

You can buy it almost anywhere…the supermarket, drug store or even a gas station. And it sends over 78,000 people to the ER each year, many of whom don’t make it out. Even though it’s available wherever you go, it’s now more dangerous than its prescription version.

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Try these foods to counter super-salty Super Bowl snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is really about the food…a lot of food. And most of it is super high in sodium. But here’s an easy way to get your fluid balance back to normal.

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Alert: Dangerous amounts of acetaminophen still being prescribed

The FDA asked drug makers three years ago to lower the levels of acetaminophen in prescription pills, but only half did so. Here’s its ‘solution’ to that life-threatening problem and what you need to watch out for.

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Okay to swallow, but not to crush?

A recent study shows yet another way prescription drugs can cause harm — and you won’t believe this one!

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Z-Pak warnings include 'sudden death'

Research shows that the drug azithromycin, commonly called Z-Pak, increases your chance of a heart attack by 250 percent within the first days of using it. Experts say there are safer antibiotics if you have heart problems.

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'No More Tears' has something to cry about

Johnson & Johnson’s long familiar baby shampoo is undergoing a makeover after consumers learn the true nature of two of its ingredients.

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Another reason for youth crowd to shun Obamacare

Just when we thought Obamacare couldn’t get any worse, the entertainment department offers its own version of the website fiasco.

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