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The Highs And Lows Of Opioid Abuse

If you read all the headlines, you see articles in every media stream about all the opioid abuse that surrounds us.  It's no wonder that big pharmaceutical companies try to assist us in continuing that addiction through the use of prescription drugs. The research departments from pharmaceutical … [Read More...]

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Chronic Pain Addiction

Being in chronic pain will make an individual go to extremes to relieve the pain. Like most people, we will try any over the counter treatments before going to the doctor for a prescription drug. You can try acupuncture, Aleve, Aspirin, heat pads or any other easy to get remedies. These remedies are … [Read More...]

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Off Label Use Part II

We began the topic of off label drug use in the previous post. So here are a few more prescription drugs that have multiple uses.  Let's start with Actiq (fentanyl citrate), a controlled substance, is used off-label to treat moderate to severe chronic, non-malignant pain. In the United States it is … [Read More...]

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Folklore Weightloss With Garcinia

Every year there seems to be another discovery from a random location in the world with a possible weight loss remedy or cure for a human ailment. Some unknown fruit or plant becomes a craze. Once the general public is informed of this miracle, the mad dash for cash sets in. It becomes the next big … [Read More...]

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How Doctors Recognize Breast Cancer

The american medical community has made great strides in the recognition and treatment of carcinomas. Carcinoma occurs when the DNA of a cell is damaged or altered in such a way that the cell grows uncontrollably and becomes malignant. These malignant tumors can become cancerous and are the basis … [Read More...]

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HIV Virus Kills Cancer

If anyone has not watched the HBO show VICE, I think you are missing out on some good news reporting. Not the kind of news reporting that tries to sway judgement on a position. VICE is the kind of reporting that presents the facts and lets you decide your own view or judgement. A recent episode … [Read More...]