Radiation Exposure and Cancer – Are the two linked?

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When you think of radiation, what comes to mind? Most people think of nuclear bombs or cancer treatments, both of which emit high doses of radiation. Did you know radiation is always around us in many forms? Some are more dangerous than others. While one dose of radiation may not prove to cause any serious… Read more »

How Does the FDA Drug Approval Process Work?

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New drugs are being introduced daily for both well-known and rare diseases affecting the people around us every day. This month alone, there have been approvals for the treatment of pain, diabetes, ADHD, pancreatic cancer, Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and high cholesterol. The FDA defines a drug as any product intended for use in the diagnosis,… Read more »

Are you stressed? This is how to unwind!

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We’ve all been stressed at some point in our lives, some more than others. We say we’re stressed when everything just becomes too much to handle, we’re overwhelmed, we’re overloaded and wondering if we can handle what’s being thrown at us. Stress is simply anything posing as a threat or challenge to our well-being. Believe… Read more »

FDA Warning for Becton-Dickinson Syringes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals not to use drugs having been previously stored in 3ml or 5ml Becton-Dickinson (BD) syringes if an alternate option is available. Drugs stored in these syringes may lose their potency over time because of a possible interaction with the rubber stopper in the syringe…. Read more »

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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You have reached the point in your life where your heart health and overall health is important to you. So it is time to take control and become knowledgeable about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it. Heart disease is the leading cause of death but it doesn’t have to be yours…. Read more »

New Test to Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

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A previously impossible test for hemodialysis patients has been recently developed in order to predict sudden cardiac death. Dr. Akiyoshi Hashimoto, who is a cardiologist at Sapporo Medical University in Japan, presented this novel method at the ICNC 2015, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT on May 3 to May 5 in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Hashimoto shares… Read more »