June 2017 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Your life may depend on knowing how to avoid and break a fall

How does it feel to be a daredevil? No, I don’t mean skydiving, scaling a rocky ledge or running with the bulls! What I am talking about are common, everyday activities — such as walking, showering or climbing a flight of stairs. Because falling is a much bigger risk than you might ever have imagined. […]

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Protect your brain from Alzheimer's... with fat?

The results of a study just conducted by Temple University scientists may well be the biggest news to date in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. It looks like one of the most promising preventive measures for keeping your memories intact and your brain functioning isn’t found in a pill bottle, but rather a bottle […]

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Study finds three big ways for seniors to stay strong

We’ve all seen someone a little on the older side who looks frail enough to blow away if the wind kicks up. And you can’t help but wonder — if you’re lucky enough to have that many candles on your own birthday cake, is this how it has to be? Well, the answer is no […]

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Over 65? Here’s what the CDC doesn’t want you to know

Now that it’s summer, everyone’s focus is on the beach or pool, outdoor grilling and ball games. And that means it’s the perfect time for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to break the important news about the failure of its most sacred cow, the flu shot — right when cold and flu season […]

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AHA reissues discredited -- and dangerous – dietary advice

How is it that bad advice never, ever seems to go away? It simply lurks in the shadows, waiting to reappear at just the right moment. Well, that moment is now, and the advice is about dietary fat — coming from the good old American Heart Association. What the AHA is telling us is little […]

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Top hospital admits own overuse of antibiotics

Johns Hopkins is one of the nation’s premier hospitals, but where excessive use of antibiotics is concerned, even this prestigious institution can’t seem to get its act together. A recent study done by the hospital’s own researchers on its own patients has found that antibiotic overuse is still the norm. And it’s caused patients to […]

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New ‘refund’ scheme just another ploy to sell costly drugs

It’s the latest and greatest marketing scheme in Big Pharma land. Drug-industry profiteers have figured out a way to get more doctors to write loads of prescriptions for outrageously priced and risky drugs — and that’s to offer a refund if the products “don’t work.” On its face, that sounds like a big show of […]

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