Porter Adventist Hospital Notifies Patients of Sterilization Breach

The Porter Adventist Hospital has notified patients who have undergone orthopedic or spine surgery, between July 21, 2016, and February 20, 2018, that they may have been exposed to contaminated surgical equipment. The notification letters sent to patients explained the higher risk of infection due to insufficient sterilization, as well…

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Your Heartburn Medication May Cause You Kidney Problems

Known to get heartburn or suffer from gastrointestinal reflux disease? You’ve probably turned to medications like Nexium or Prilosec. These brand names are common heartburn medications and many heartburn drugs are also available over the counter. They may even be sitting in your medicine cabinet at home right now. However,…

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Abilify: Antipsychotic Cause of Gambling Problem and other Compulsive Behaviors?

The FDA warned recently, that the antipsychotic drug aripiprazole, brand name Abilify, has been linked to uncontrollable urges to binge eat, gamble, shop, and have sex. These impulse-control problems may result in harm to those taking the drug and others if the urges are not recognized.

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Chronic Pain: Neuroscientists to the Rescue?

I came across an article recently from the ABA Journal discussing how personal injury lawyers are turning to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain in their clients. Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks; however, there is no test that can measure or…

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Bad Drug Alert: Pradaxa Faces New Lawsuits

The maker of Pradaxa®, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, faces a new wave of lawsuits for its billion-dollar revenue maker. Pradaxa, one of many new anti-coagulants on the market, has been linked to serious health risks, including death.

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