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FDA Considering Link Between Testosterone Supplements and Heart Disease

Bloomberg News reports that the possible link between testosterone supplements and cardiovascular disease is fostering a debate over their risk-to-reward profile. Today the FDA is scheduled to consider whether the supplements, used by 2.3 million men, are being properly prescribed. The … Continue reading

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Study: Non-Smokers’ Apartments Receive Toxic Chemicals From Smoking Neighbors

Reuters reports a study published online in Nicotine and Tobacco Research investigated the effects of secondhand smoke on apartment dwellers. The study found non-smokers’ apartments to have a rise and fall of toxic chemicals when neighbors were lighting up. From the … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Giant Withdraws Hysterectomy Device From Market

In a front-page story, the Wall Street Journal reports that Johnson & Johnson disclosed that it decided to pull from the market a device called power morcellator, which is used during uterine procedures, in the wake of concerns that it could accidentally … Continue reading

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Most Cancer Medications Approved With No Proof That They Extend Life

In a 3,100-word article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that “a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today analysis of 54 new cancer drugs found that over the last decade the FDA allowed 74% of them on the market without proof that they extended life.” … Continue reading

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Important Things for Everyone to Know About Healthcare in 2015

Regardless of whether or not you enrolled in a healthcare plan in 2014, there are definitely things to consider as the 2015 enrollment deadline approaches. Healthcare is confusing enough, but with all the changes as of late, many people are … Continue reading

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Public Safety Groups Want Clearer Warnings for Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix

The AP reports public safety groups are asking the FDA to increase the boxed warnings on Chantix (varenicline), the smoking-cessation medicine by Pfizer, by using more specific language. The groups also “say that the prominent warnings should include information about blackouts, convulsions … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Companies Now Allied with Obama in Support of Affordable Care Act

According to a front-page analysis from Robert Pear of the New York Times titled “Health Law Turns Obama And Insurers Into Allies,” President Obama “is depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five years ago he accused of padding profits … Continue reading

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Four Low-Impact Pool Exercises

We know exercise is great for overall health, inside and out. That’s why it’s important to choose activities you find fun and are geared toward your activity personality. One great way to exercise is in the pool. Working out in … Continue reading

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Study Finds E-Cigs May Pose as a “Gateway Drug” to Further Addiction

TIME reports a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is suggesting that e-cigarettes may serve as a “gateway drug” – a passage to other drugs with the likelihood of becoming addicted. The study shows that “nicotine can prime … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Texas PricePoint

About Texas PricePoint Welcome to Texas PricePoint, a user-friendly resource for information on Texas hospitals. Texas PricePoint is sponsored by the Texas Hospital Association, an Austin-based nonprofit statewide trade association representing hospitals and health systems. This site was created to provide basic demographic, quality … Continue reading

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