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Butterbur (Petasites) for Migraine Headaches | Risks & Benefits

Butterbur (Petasites) for Migraine Headaches | Risks & Benefits

If you’re a Healthcare Professional recommending Butterbur (Petasites) to your patients, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on the latest information (see links at the end of this post). As a chemist, medical researcher, and drug developer, four of the multitudinous questions you ask yourself when trying to decide if you should invest time and money into developing, using, or recommending a particular compound are: How likely is it to be effective for the specific condition it’s being considered to treat?...
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Medical Harm Occurs in 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Medical Harm Occurs in 43 Million Hospital Cases Each Year

Preventive health care, be it following a healthy diet, exercising, and taking needed and essential vitamins and minerals in the event of dietary deficiencies, all can help to keep you out of the hospital. A report published in the British Medical Journal Quality and Safety focuses on yet another reason to avoid hospitalization. World-Wide, medical harm occurs in 43 million hospital cases each year! It is not clear if the risk of developing nosocomial infections (infections you didn’t have when...
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Medication Overuse Headaches – Recurring Migraines

Medication Overuse Headaches – Recurring Migraines

MIGRAINE PAIN CAN BE SO DEBILITATING – FOR SOME, JUST WAITING FOR IT TO GO AWAY IS NOT AN OPTION At least 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from migraine headaches.  For those who have chronic migraines (pain 15 days a month or more), the pain can be so debilitating that just waiting for it to go away, is not an option. So those sufferers resort to either over the counter pain medications like Excedrin Migraine or prescription medications like...
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Is Your Migraine Medication Making Your Hair Fall Out?

Is Your Migraine Medication Making Your Hair Fall Out?

Whether you have long or short hair, you probably lose a few strands every day while sleeping, showering, and combing your hair. That’s completely normal. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatologists, most people lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. But when you are shedding more than a few strands, or you start seeing bald spots around your head, it can be a side effect of a medication you may be taking. Drug-induced alopecia is a...
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Rebound Headaches, Medication Overuse, Recurring Migraines

Rebound Headaches, Medication Overuse, Recurring Migraines

When the Medication You Turn To… Turns on You When a headache strikes, our first instinct is to reach for the medication cabinet. Over over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen may be effective at treating headaches and generally cause fewer side effects than their prescription counterparts. But OTC pain relievers and headache medications are not without side effects. Rebound headaches and recurring migraines are some of the biggest concerns for regular headache sufferers. A rebound headache, also called medication...
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Returning Migraine? | Medication Overuse Headaches (MOH)

Overuse of over-the-counter pain medications or prescription migraine drugs can lead to a vicious cycle of misery known as Rebound Headaches or Medication Overuse Headaches. Prevention is an alternative to a lifetime of treating the pain and other migraine headache symptoms.
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Topiramate Side-Effects & Hair Regrowth Options

Topiramate Side-Effects & Hair Regrowth Options

Topamax and Hair Loss  Hair Regrowth Options – Discover What Works for Others If you search online for “Topamax and Hair Loss” you will find many posts from people struggling with this problem and seeking advice. Just why and how Topamax causes hair loss for some users is not known, but more and more users are reporting this side effect. Topamax is the brand name for the drug “Topiramate”.  Other brand names include Trokendi XR and Qudexy XR.  Topiramate is an anti-seizure drug...
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Over 25 Million Suffer with Chronic Daily Pain

Over 25 Million People in the U.S. Suffer with Chronic Daily Pain. Is there a Safe Alternative to the Chronic Ingestion of Pain Killers and their Associated Side-Effects? What can the 25 million people in the United States who suffer chronic daily pain do that is safe and won’t expose them to the health risks of chronically ingesting pain killers?  Side-effects include heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, liver damage, ulcers and bleeding. Over 20 years ago, due to playing competitive tennis...
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Pain Pills and Serious Health Issues – Are You At Risk?

Can the pain pills you take for your headaches and migraines, menstrual pain, back aches and arthritis put you at risk for liver damage/failure, kidney damage, increased stroke risk, bleeding, ulcers, hearing loss cardio vascular risk and certain types of cancer? The answer is a resounding “YES.” Tens of millions of people suffer chronically from pain caused by migraine headaches, arthritis or other pain causing conditions.  Tens of millions of people take pain pills every day, every week or every month...
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HPV Vaccine Danger

The HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine is routinely recommended for girls 11 and 12 years of age. Doctors may give it to girls as young as 9,  It has also been recommended for boys age 9-26 and for women 13-26 years of age who did not receive it when they were younger.  If you are considering having your children obtain the this vaccine, please read this very informative article on the vaccine first.   Study Reveals Unavoidable Dangers of HPV Vaccine. To...
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Safety Concerns About Artificial Sweetener That’s Found Everywhere

Safety Concerns About Artificial Sweetener That’s Found Everywhere

Lots of people enjoy the taste of something sweet and I’m one of them.  The problem is that sugar, more so than fat, is probably responsible for much of the chronic disease and accelerated aging that occurs in humans. The body’s metabolism of sugar results in byproducts that are damaging to all of the cells and organs in our bodies.  Think of sugar as being corrosive to both the inside and outside of your body, similar to the way that...
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DO NOT USE THESE ANTIBIOTICS – FDA Warning!

DO NOT USE THESE ANTIBIOTICS – FDA WARNING! All of us at one time or another have been prescribed and taken an antibiotic. The FDA has recently issued a warning about one of the most popular types of antibiotics called, Fluoroquinolones. You are more likely to recognize them by their brand names of: 1-    Cipro 2-    Factive 3-    Noroxin 4-    Levaquin 5-    Avelox 6-    Floxin The FDA statement says: “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have required the drug...
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