March 2017 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Taking these meds for a cold triples your heart attack risk

It’s the first thing you might reach for if you have a cold or the flu — one of those OTC painkillers known as NSAIDS. Even the Mayo Clinic has them on a list of things to do for the common cold that “can’t hurt.” Unfortunately, they can hurt — a lot. The results of […]

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Omega-3s finally get mainstream acclaim for heart failure

Can a simple, easy-to-find supplement compete with Big Pharma’s billion-dollar new med for heart failure? And is it possible that the totally mainstream American Heart Association (AHA) would ever recommend a supplement for patients with this condition? The answers to those questions are yes, and an even more astonishing yes! It appears that the benefits […]

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This safe, cheap vitamin is saving lives from sepsis

She was supposed to have died. Instead, the 48-year-old woman who had been admitted to the intensive care unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with sepsis survived. And all due to Dr. Paul Marik. “In a situation like this,” Dr. Marik said, “you start thinking out of the box.” But the treatment he used to […]

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Urgent: FDA issues heart-attack warning on new stent device

The FDA has just issued a warning about a type of stent, one that it approved less than a year ago. You may still hear it being pitched as the greatest invention ever — a device that will dissolve in a few years after being inserted into a blocked artery during an angioplasty procedure. But […]

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How to know if that food in the fridge is safe to eat -- or not

I’ll admit that I’ve found my share of forgotten food in the fridge! And I’ve tried to figure out those “best by,” “use by” and “sell by” dates, but more often than not, end up trashing probably perfectly good food under the idea of “better safe than sorry.” While you may think that all those […]

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Could this be the real reason so many seniors are falling?

Experts are calling the findings of a new CDC study on seniors, brain injuries and falls “striking.” According to some new data released by the agency, if you’re over a certain age, you’re in the “falling club” — and likely to end up in the ER, be admitted to the hospital — or worse — […]

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New study finds millions misdiagnosed with hypertension

When you visit your doctor, how does he take your blood pressure? It’s a very important question, one that could mean the difference between a lifetime of risky blood pressure drugs…or not. Researchers at the University of Montreal have just made a jaw-dropping discovery where blood pressure readings are concerned. And it turns out that […]

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