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Prescription Drug Interactions Are Killing Our Seniors

Last year in Canada 3300 seniors over the age of 65 died from drugs prescribed for them that interacted with medications they were already taking. Almost 200,000 patients were hospitalized in Canada due to drug reactions that could have been avoided and the extra cost to taxpayers to stabilize these patients and allow them to recover from the drugs cost us almost one billion dollars in 2006. Continue reading

Osteoporosis…. Medical Treatment versus Natural Treatment

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture, particularly of the hip, spine and wrist. There are no symptoms, no aches, no pains; just a sudden fracture from what seemed liked incidental contact. Continue reading

New Studies Show Antidepressant Drugs Don’t Work

Two new studies, one reported in the January 2008 Edition of the New England Journal of Medicine and the second one in February 2008 reported by Dr.Irving Kirsch at the University of Hull in England have shown that anti-depressant drugs do not alleviate depression any more than placebos (sugar pills). Continue reading

Did you ever donate or raise money for Cancer?

Canada spends at least half a billion dollars a year on cancer research, money that comes from a variety of sources, from tax dollars and the Cancer Lottery to fundraising walks and runs you may have participated in. The sad news is that a mere 2% of all the money raised goes to prevention. That leaves us with the question; where did the rest of the money go? Continue reading