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30
Jul

FDA Safety Alert: Pure Powdered Caffeine

Fda (Photo credit: Wikipedia) FDA issues safety alert on powdered pure caffeine Summertime always seems to produce a number of safety alerts. These alerts can be severe weather alerts, shark alerts, flash flood alerts, foreign travel alerts, and health alerts. The sources for health alerts range from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now warning...
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27
Jun

United States: Alcohol-Attributable Deaths Reach 88,000 Per Year For Working-Age Adults

English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. White on blue background with white rays but no white “burst”. No detailed wording. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How to prevent AAD and YPLL – the CDC wants to know! This section heading looks...
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12
Jun

Smokeless Tobacco ~ Snuff, Dip, Plugs, Chew, Snus, et al

Jackson’s Best Chewing Tobacco [front] (Photo credit: Boston Public Library) “Never slap a man who chews tobacco.” Willard Scott Smokeless tobacco is in the news this week… Whether you call it snuff, dip, chew or any other colloquial term, smokeless tobacco is deadly and its use has stayed steady between 2005 and 2010. The Centers...
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06
Jun

Drugmakers Face Lawsuits For Irresponsible Practices And Deceptive Actions

Two California counties file a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical companies It was May 21, 2014, when news broke that two California counties were suing five narcotics manufacturers:  Actavis, Endo Health Solutions Inc., Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ Cephalon Inc. The two counties are Santa Clara and Orange and according...
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10
Jan

CDC Vital Signs: Medical Professionals Need To Screen And Counsel Patients About Alcohol Use

Does your medical professional routinely screen you for alcohol use? Think about this question before you rush to answer it. If you’ve been a patient of the same primary care medical team for a number of years, then there is a good chance that the last time you were asked about your use of alcohol...
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16
Nov

Hooked On Vaping? Learn More About E-Cigarettes

Do you vape? If you don’t know the meaning of the word vape, then there is a pretty good chance that you don’t do it! However, it could be that you have family members who vape or maybe friends or co-workers. Don’t try to look up the word in Webster’s dictionary or dictionary.com; both sources...
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13
Sep

Suicide Prevention Day, Week, And A Month For Awareness

Some facts about suicide Suicide Statistical Map from the Stewardship Report The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer the following facts about suicide: More than 36,000 Americans take their own lives each year Additionally, 465,000 people receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries each year Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for...
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03
Jul

CDC’s VITAL SIGNS Report: Women’s Prescription Painkiller Overdose Deaths Increase By 400% Since 1999

English: Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. White on blue background with white rays but no white “burst”. No detailed wording. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Vital Signs published the first Tuesday of each month If you are a regular reader of...
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23
May

Migraines, Depression, And Smaller Brain Volume: Is there a connection?

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Maybe you answered this question affirmatively. Or maybe you have a close relative or friend who suffers from migraine headaches. Experts suggest that the number of Americans that suffer from migraine headaches is somewhere between 12 and 16 percent of the total population. The U.S. National...
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17
May

CDC Report: Mental Health Surveillance Among Children In The United States – 2005-2011

 Logo of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People” How much do you know about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For example, did you know that its roots date back to...
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