Author Archives: Jim Greene

Lung Cancer Scans Get Thumbs Up For Older, Heavy Smokers

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The American Cancer Society is now recommending lung cancer screenings, but only for current and former heavy smokers between the ages of 55 and 74. With more than 160,000 people dying of the deadliest cancer in the U.S. yearly, the screening is recommended for current heavy smokers only, and will come along with a no-holds-barred   …Continue Reading


FDA Link Insomnia Drugs to Impaired Alertness

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The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is warning those who take insomnia drugs before bedtime to lower the dosage. The recommendation is prompted by the fact that insomnia drugs taken at night can impair alertness and safe driving up until the next morning’s commute. New data on prescription insomnia treatments marketed under the brand names   …Continue Reading


12 Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating long-term disease. It causes joints and muscles to be inflamed, which can result in a multitude of symptoms. Many people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis just attribute it to “old age pain”. They don’t know that there are many different medications and treatments. Here are 12 of the most common symptoms of rheumatoid   …Continue Reading


Was The Meningitis Outbreak Caused By The Cleaning Company?

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An unfortunate occurrence of a meningitis outbreak has led to 39 deaths and hundreds of illnesses. The pharmacy that has been linked to the outbreak is blaming a cleaning contractor. The cleaning company UniFirst Corp. was contracted to clean the facility once a month. The pharmacy known as The New England Compounding Centre (NECC) has   …Continue Reading


The Unknown Dangers of Teeth Whitening

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Before you have that third glass of red wine this holiday season, remember that whitening your teeth with one of those over-the-counter home bleaching kits is not as harmless as you might think. In fact, at home teeth bleaching can be extremely damaging. “Some of these over the counter products [contain] materials that have actually   …Continue Reading


C-section Babies More Likely to be Overweight

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Previous research has tied c-sections to a variety of health conditions affecting children, including asthma, allergies and diabetes. However, after reviewing nine different birth studies, researchers are now tying cesarean births to obesity and weight gain in children and adults. Even though the findings don’t point to c-sections as the root cause of weight gain   …Continue Reading


Iron Deficiency Linked to Behavioral Issues

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According to researchers from Umea University in Sweden, iron deficiency in infancy may be a direct cause of behavioral problems in later childhood. U.S. medical professionals already recommend extra iron at four to six months via iron supplements if the mother is breastfeeding or via formula. However, scientists are now recommending iron supplements for low-weight   …Continue Reading


Recognizing the Symptoms of Swine Flu

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Flu season is upon us, and folks are doing everything they can to avoid catching a nasty flu bug, like swine flu, or H1N1. This particularly nasty flu virus is also called influenza type A and it affects pigs as well as humans with the following symptoms, including: 1. Body aches and chills When the   …Continue Reading


Greece Facing Healthcare Catastrophe

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Greece is facing a county-wide healthcare catastrophe spurred by their economic crisis. Currently, the Greek health care system is so struggling to meet patient care with limited resources that standards of patient care and disease control are suffering greatly. “I have seen places…where the financial situation did not allow even for basic requirements,” says Marc   …Continue Reading


Treating Gum Disease and Erectile Dysfunction With One Brush

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Who knew that minty breath could lead to a better sex life! However, a new study from Turkey links treating periodontitis in affected patients with decreased symptoms of erectile dysfunction. The findings support previous studies that erectile dysfunction (ED) with periodontitis (inflammation of the gums), and give hope that improving oral health may also improve   …Continue Reading