July 2014 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Social Security offices closing at a record pace under Obama

It’s a good thing you have access to a computer. Because as more and more Social Security offices are shuttered, you just might have to take care of any problems, questions or applications online.

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Diabetes rates may skyrocket as statins start being prescribed far more often

In the U.K. Big Pharma has helped devise ways to get more and more people taking statin drugs — and those newly expanded “guidelines” may be coming our way soon. Here’s what you need to know before your doctor pulls out his Rx pad.

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An automatic prescription refill can be a 'mistake' waiting to happen

Pharmacies in the United States make over 51 million mistakes a year. And if your Rx is on auto refill, you may never notice if one has been made on yours. Here are some tips that might just save your life.

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Giant agribusiness company jumps on the NO GMO bandwagon

As more and more of us are demanding foods free from genetically modified ingredients, one long-time defender of these “Frankenfoods” is giving in…just a little bit.

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Your pet is lost -- now what do you do?

Having your dog or cat go missing is a traumatic experience. But some new research has found that most lost pets eventually find their way home safely. Here are some tips to help increase the chances of that happening if yours does disappear.

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Experts call the okay given to a risky drug combo a ‘disturbing' decision

Why in the world would the FDA approve a dangerous med mix that even the company that makes it admits won’t lower your risk of heart disease? Here’s what you need to know about this “toxic twofer” that experts say should never have made it to the pharmacy.

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How a drug company tried to muzzle the doc in charge of a public health agency

What did this doctor from Milan do to get Merck so riled up it threatened him with a lawsuit? Well, he told the truth about one of its blockbuster drugs. And the truth is the last thing Merck wants you to know.

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