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Visalia, California: It's flu season, but not everyone with flu-like symptoms have the flu.  12-year-old Alyssa Alcaraz showed the signs of the flu and it was just assumed she had the flu since the flu has been so widerspread.  Unfortunately that assumption delayed the prescription of antiobiotics which she really needed.  It wasn't until Alyssa died that they found out she...[ Read More... ]
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The Salmonella bacteria can be found in raw/lightly cooked eggs that have not been pasteurized ane make you sick (CDC: "Salmonella and Eggs").. Cartons of eggs that are not pasteurized must carry the FDA-required label:Safe Handling InstructionsTo prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly. (via FDA:...[ Read More... ]
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FluMist Nose Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work, CDC Experts Say
 No protection from the flu with the nasal spray vaccine says CDC, better to go with flu shots:FluMist, made by MedImmune, uses live but weakened strains of flu virus to stimulate the immune system. It's sprayed up the nose and in some seasons it had been reported to be more effective than some injected vaccines."NASAL SPRAY FLU VACCINE ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF ALL FLU VACCINES GIVEN...[ Read More... ]
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Latest research highlights kidney failure and kidney disease as another potential risk from taking PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) - i.e. prescription and over-the-counter drugs taken for heartburn, such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Protonix, Aciphex, etc.  The study was released Thursday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Looking at data from the U.S....[ Read More... ]
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And her husband was right. Pushing her to go to the ER that night saved her life with the fast help of the doctors and nurses there who took them seriously.  Sue Palmer's story:On Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, I suddenly became wide awake at 5 a.m. I lay in bed with my eyes open for maybe a minute, thinking, “Hmm, this is weird,” and then, “I feel kind of funny.” Within...[ Read More... ]
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