Category Archives: Medical News

Cancer – New Drug Treatment

This article is being passed on as it might be helpful for those who get lung cancer. You can view the article and download it.

 

Antipsyhchotic Drug Abuse

Old And Overmedicated: The Real Drug Problem In Nursing Homes
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Antipsychotic drugs aren’t necessary in the vast majority of dementia cases, gerontologists say. The pills can be stupefying and greatly raise the risk of falls — and hip fracture.

It’s one of the worst fears we have for our parents or for ourselves: that we, or they, will end up in a nursing home, drugged into a stupor. And that fear is not entirely unreasonable. Almost 300,000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs, usually to suppress the anxiety or aggression that can go with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Antipsychotics, however, are approved mainly to treat serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. When it comes to dementia patients, the drugs have a black box warning, saying that they can increase the risk for heart failure, infections and death.

Alzheimer’s – There Is Hope

A book well worth reading and recommending. The Alzheimer’s Solution by Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, M.D.

“A revolutionary, proven program for reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline from award winning neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center Over 47 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. While all other major diseases are in decline, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased radically. What you or your loved ones don’t yet know is that 90 percent of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented. Based on the largest clinical and observational study to date, neurologists and codirectors of the Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Drs. Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, offer in The Alzheimer’s Solution the first comprehensive program for preventing Alzheimer’s disease and improving cognitive function.

Marijuana – Medical Benefits

An interesting TED video on the medical benefits of the use of Marijuana.

 

Doctors – Deadliest Drug

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Ammeican deadliest drug – Opiods
USA Today – December 22nd, 2015

America’s deadliest drug problem grew even deadlier last year, as fatal overdoses from opioids hit a record 28,647, or 78 a day.

This epidemic is fueled as much by well-meaning doctors as it is by dope pushers. Overdoses of popularly prescribed legal painkillers, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, accounted for more deaths than heroin, according to numbers released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tylenol – Check Dosage

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New Trial Records: Doctors Recommended Tylenol — But Only at Lower Doses

Internal company documents that have emerged in a New Jersey trial make clear that marketing for Tylenol did not convey doctors’ concerns about its risks.

by Jeff Gerth and T. Christian Miller
ProPublica, Oct. 14, 2015, 12:43 p.m.

For more than 30 years, the Johnson & Johnson unit that makes Tylenol has delivered a consistent message: it’s the pain reliever that doctors recommend most.

Drug Side Effects on Women

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If you are a women ask your doctor about the pills he is prescribing and if they are suitable for women.

 

When Pain Kills

46 Americans overdose on painkillers each day — and the numbers are rising for those over 55

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After years of suffering from a degenerative back condition, Betty Tully worried that she was already taking too many pills. But when her doctor reassured her that a long-acting opioid medication called OxyContin would fight her pain without any negative repercussions, she decided to try it. At first the pills helped. As their effectiveness diminished, though, she had to take more and more pills to get any relief at all. “Within seven months I was taking 280 milligrams a day,” says Tully, 68, who lives in Chicago. “That’s the equivalent of 56 Percocets a day. I was completely addicted.” When a new doctor balked at refilling her prescription, she discovered what heroin addicts go through when they can’t get a fix. “My body was screaming for the drug. My brain was screaming for it.”

 

What Really Matters at The End of Life

A TED video on a subject that will we all confront.

 

Cancer – Lifestyle

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Diet and lifestyle changes can help prevent cancer
CTCA
June 30, 2015

Anyone can get cancer. However, only about 5 to 10 percent of all cancers develop from gene mutations passed down from one generation to the next, according to the American Cancer Society. For the other 90 to 95 percent of cancers, the lifestyle choices you make, the foods you eat and the amount of exercise you incorporate into your daily life can have an important impact on your overall risk. So being aware of lifestyle and diet choices are helpful tools for preventing cancer.

Melanoma – A New Weapon

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Melanoma weapon: Modified herpes virus
Researchers have high hopes for new form of treatment
Laura Ungar USA TODAY

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Known for cold sores and misery, herpes is now being used as a weapon against melanoma — the latest example of turning one bane of humanity against another by using viruses to target cancer.

In a study involving 436 late-stage melanoma patients at 64 centers around the globe, patients were injected with a genetically modified version of the herpes simplex virus known as TVEC. Sixteen percent saw a significant decrease in tumor sizes within the first year, and the improvement lasted for at least six months. Only 2% of patients who didn’t get T-VEC experienced such improvement.

And researchers expect the treatment to yield even better results when combined with another type of immunotherapy, which uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.

“It appears for many patients that (T-VEC) gives long-term remission and in some cases, cure,” says inventor Robert Coffin, a coauthor on the study, which appears in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

 

Duodenoscopes – Warning Follow Up

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Concerns inflamed over dirty scopes
Superbug outbreaks linked to cleaning
Peter Eisler USA TODAY

If you are facing surgery to fix a blockage of your bile and pancreatic ducts or gallstones be sure to show this article to your doctor.

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State and federal health officials privately urged the Food and Drug Administration nearly six years ago to alert hospitals about contamination risks from specialized medical scopes that have been tied to a recent series of deadly superbug outbreaks.

The appeal in 2009 came after duodenoscopes were linked to drug-resistant infections in dozens of Florida hospital patients, including 15 who died. In emails and a phone briefing, epidemiologists at the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the infections occurred because hospitals were having trouble cleaning the scopes properly, records obtained by USA TODAY show.

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Duodenoscopes – Warning

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Concerns inflamed over dirty scopes
Superbug outbreaks linked to cleaning
Peter Eisler USA TODAY

If you are facing surgery to fix a blockage of your bile and pancreatic ducts be sure to show this article to your doctor.

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The contaminated medical scopes linked since 2013 to a series of deadly superbug outbreaks in at least eight hospitals across the country all had been cleaned and disinfected using high-tech appliances cleared by the government to kill the bacteria behind such infections.

The outbreaks in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and other cities have infected scores of patients with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, mostly a strain called CRE that has nightmarish mortality rates of 40% or more. And in each case, the hospital relied on an automated endoscope reprocessor, or AER, to disinfect the scopes between uses, an ongoing USA TODAY investigation finds.

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8 Facts About Diabetes That Can Save Your Life

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8 Facts About Diabetes That Can Save Your Life

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An End to Blindness?

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An End to Blindness?
New technologies could save the eyesight of millions
by Peter Jaret, AARP Bulletin, March 2015

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Ratings Change

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Many facilities score lower under tougher standards
Peter Eisler and Christopher Schnaars USA TODAY 2/22/15

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WASHINGTON Nearly a third of the nation’s nursing homes are getting lower scores on the government’s five-star quality scale, a reflection of tougher standards for ratings used by nearly 1.5 million consumers to assess care at more than 15,000 facilities.
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The Latest In The Debate Over “Aid In Dying”

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A most interesting conversation on euthanasia.
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Saving a Life

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Kenneth Moch, CEO of Chimerix, sacrificed his job to save a life.
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Alzheimer’s Article

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This is a very long article from AARP on Alzheimers. You can download it by clicking Alzheimers.

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Deadly Bacteria – Medical Scopes

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The medical cope can be the cause of deadly infection.
If you are faced with surgery for your digestive system it will involve a medical scope
Have you doctor read this article.

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