Category Archives: Health

Testosterone Therapy May Increase The Risk of Ischemic Stroke, Heart Attack or Death!

WARNING! On January 14, 2014 the FDA issued a safety alert with respect to drugs containing testosterone based on two published studies that suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among men who are prescribed testosterone therapy.  These studies indicated that these drugs may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, heart attack or death. The -->

Chicken Recall Affects New York

AdvancePierre Foods of Oklahoma is recalling approximately 8,730 pounds of frozen chicken breast products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products were made with milk and soy and were undeclared on the label. The products subject to recall: 10-pound bulk cases of “Our Down Home Style Chicken Breast Fritters for Chicken Frying” with Lot -->

8 Ways to Protect Yourself from Germs in Public Places

On average, a person can touch as many as 30 objects within one minute, including germ-infested, high-traffic surfaces, which can lead to serious illness. Here’s a list of the most likely places for germs to lurk and how you can protect yourself and your family: 1.    Restaurant Menus: A study in the Journal of Medical -->

Dole Fresh Vegetables Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of Bagged Salads Due to Possible Health Risk

On March 13, 2014 Dole Fresh Vegetables announced that they are voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of bagged salad. The products being recalled are Dole Italian Blend (UPC 7143000819), Fresh Selections Italian Style Blend (UPC 1111091045), Little Salad Bar Italian Salad (UPC 4149811014) and Market side Italian Style Salad (UPC 8113102780) coded A058201A -->

Workers Who Handle Receipts May Be Exposed to BPA

Handling receipts may expose cashiers to BPA, a chemical that has been linked to reproductive problems, according to a study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In the small study, researchers compared bisphenol A (BPA) among 24 volunteers who handled receipts printed on thermal paper without wearing gloves. After touching the receipts for two straight -->

Tips to Staying Safe at the Hospital

Hospitals can save your life, but they can also harm you if proper precautions are not taken by medical officials and even by you. Follow these steps to staying safe on your next hospital visit:1.       Never Go Alone. Never make a trip to the hospital alone if you are the patient. Bring a family or -->