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6 Ways You Can Prevent Ovarian Cancer
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition estimates 1 in every 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime. More than 14,000 will die of […]
August 13, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Most Common Open-Heart Surgery Complications
Coronary bypass surgery is a complex procedure.  Like any major surgery, it can lead to a number of life-threatening complications. This is especially true […]
August 11, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
DVT at 20: Why You Should Always Listen to Your Body
This post was contributed to ConsumerSafety.org by Morgan Statt. How do I describe the worst pain I've ever felt in my life? How do […]
August 6, 2020
Author Staff
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Drugs
NDMA, Cancer and Medical Drugs
NDMA (n-nitrosodimethylamine) is the probable human carcinogen behind a number of recent drug recalls. As of July 2020, NDMA has been found in blood […]
July 30, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Safety
Current Status of the Zantac Recall
Zantac is a brand name heartburn medication previously available in over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription forms. Before the recall, Zantac was commonly sold as generic […]
July 28, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Safety
The Business Side of Medical Devices: Physician-Owned Distributorships
Medical devices are products of decades of innovation and technological breakthroughs. They save lives every day. They also are big business. The United States […]
July 23, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
7 Dangerous Ingredients in Everyday Cosmetics and Toiletries
Today, "all-natural" cosmetics and toiletry products line store shelves. But, are these natural products better for consumers? Is everything labeled "all-natural" free of unhealthy […]
July 21, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Drugs
Most Dangerous Drugs: Xarelto, Pradaxa and Other Blood Thinners
If asked what the most dangerous prescription drug was, how would you answer? Given the recent opioid crisis, many people would likely answer OxyContin […]
July 16, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Drugs
5 Things to Avoid When Taking Blood Thinners
Blood thinners can prevent blood clots in the body. You may know clots as scabs: the itchy covering your body forms over cuts and […]
July 14, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
What Are the Signs of a Blood Clot in Your Leg?
Blood clots in your leg - a condition known as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) - can form for a variety of reasons. People who spend […]
July 9, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Legal
Bayer Agrees to $10.9 Billion Roundup Settlement
In 2018, Bayer AG bought Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup weed killer. Along with rights to the herbicide, Bayer inherited the company's growing number […]
June 25, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Health
Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in North America
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is halting production of talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in North America. In a recent business assessment, the company identified 100 […]
May 29, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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