April 2017 - Page 2 of 6 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Many doctors still pushing unnecessary mammograms

It’s said that in medicine, more is not always better. And nowhere is that truer than in the case of mammograms. It’s so clear that even the totally mainstream American Cancer Society — along with the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, or USPSTF — actually pulled back on their recommendations for this notoriously unreliable test […]

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The best way to treat diabetic nerve pain isn’t an Rx med

You would think when a federal agency is described as working to “make healthcare safer,” and “keep patients safe,” it would sort of operate with that principal in mind. Well, that’s the listed mission for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which works under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. So […]

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Despite promised FDA ban, deadly PHOs still lurk in our food

How the FDA gets away with murder, in three easy steps: Throw a big publicity party and announce how it’s going to require food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils — or PHOs, the source of killer trans fats — from their products. Give Big Food three full years to do that. Accept a petition […]

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Three important steps to avoid being misdiagnosed

Getting the right diagnosis can be a matter of life and death. But despite how important this is, especially when doctors are telling you to take dangerous meds or undergo risky procedures, a medical diagnosis is often wrong. A new study out of the Mayo Clinic has found that easily over 20 percent of patients […]

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Is the AHA actually Big Pharma in sheep’s clothing?

From the outside, the American Heart Association sure looks to be a top-rate charitable organization. But when you chip a little of its carefully constructed coating off, what you’ll soon find is a non-profit that’s really a shill for Big Pharma. And its latest scheme hopes to terrify you into lowering your cholesterol — by […]

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The sweetener that’s good for your blood sugar!

If you’ve ever tasted stevia, you know that it’s exceptionally sweet. Even just chewing on a leaf from the stevia plant will give you a mouthful of sweetness. But unlike other sweeteners like honey or even brown rice syrup, since it’s not actually a sugar (and isn’t pretending to be one), it won’t raise your […]

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The last thing you want to do for your allergies

Like lots of people, John took the OTC allergy med Zyrtec for a long time. He started using it to treat hives, and it worked so well he continued for years. But it was when he tried to stop taking it that his real troubles began. He soon started having intolerable itching he described as […]

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