November 2015 - Page 4 of 4 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Off-label drug use becoming a dangerous epidemic

Beth was just 23 years old when an epilepsy drug shut down her kidneys and killed her. But Beth wasn’t epileptic – and she may have never had a seizure in her life. She was used as a human guinea pig in the largest medical experiment in American history. One that you or someone you […]

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Nine-year-old girl latest victim of paralyzing flu-shot reactions

Breanna Browning was a perfectly healthy fourth-grader. That’s until a flu shot at school turned the Texas 9-year-old’s life into a living hell. The vomiting started almost right away. Two days later she was blind and paralyzed from the waist down. She’s now in a pediatric intensive care unit at Texas Children’s Hospital. What happened […]

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Three tips to avoid deadly errors during your next surgery

When you or someone you love is wheeled into an operating room, you want to believe it’s the safest place on earth. An environment where a team of doctors and nurses is doing everything they can to make sure you come out alive. But a shocking new study proves that there’s at least a 50 […]

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Gout patients in danger when FDA approves risky new med

Each step sends waves of agony from your toes straight up your leg. Even the short trip from your bed to the bathroom feels like you’re walking a mile on broken glass. Gout is painful. It makes life miserable. But at least it won’t kill you. And any drug used to treat it ought to […]

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Surgery patients put at risk by operating-room 'water hazard'

Imagine opening your mailbox today and getting a letter that stops you in your tracks. It says that a heart surgery you had years ago — one you thought you’d put in your rearview mirror — may have left you with a serious infection. One you’ve never realized you had, but that has been wrecking […]

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'Health police' intruding on privacy to push risky HPV shots on kids

Are government spies tracking whether you’re getting your kids vaccinated? Micah Clark never would have believed it could happen — until the day the letter showed up in his mailbox. It was from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and it was wondering why Clark hadn’t sent his daughter for an HPV vaccine, like […]

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Taking these popular OTC drugs can destroy your kidneys

That’s what we get for taking health advice from Larry the Cable Guy! You can’t turn on the TV these days without seeing Larry — or other celebrities like him — hawking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for heartburn. I’m talking about powerful acid-blocking meds like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid that you can buy practically anywhere. […]

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