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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Treatment Guidelines

The plan of care for NEC treatment typically goes one of two ways: medical treatment or surgery.
Posted by Select Justice on May 25, 2022
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7 Habits for a Healthy Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adopting some of the below habits, such as avoiding smoke and staying active, can keep your heart healthy.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 25, 2022
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What the Documentary Kiss the Ground Can Teach Us About Herbicides

Glyphosate, the main chemical found in the herbicide Roundup has been known for years to be hazardous to both people and the environment yet it is still widely used today in both agriculture development and personal gardening.
Posted by Jordana Neeman on May 24, 2022
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The 4 Best Stretches for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Interstitial Cystitis

When we think about pelvic floor exercises, many of us think about kegels. While these exercises can be effective for those who have a weak pelvic floor, many people with PFD actually have a pelvic floor that is too strong and tight.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 24, 2022
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10 Amazingly Heart-Healthy Foods

While there are certainly foods you’ll want to avoid, there are also others that can help improve your heart health.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 22, 2022
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Why Did Medtronic Pull Their Pump from the Market?

Unfortunately, some aspects of the HeartWave HVAD pump system have proven faulty, causing injury or death in people who depended on the system to help them live healthier lives.
Posted by Amanda Turner on May 18, 2022
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Is It Possible I Was Exposed to Paraquat Without Knowing It?

It is possible that you have been exposed to paraquat via other methods without realizing it.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 16, 2022
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NEC FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About NEC

this article offers an overview of the most frequently asked questions about NEC.
Posted by Daisy Rogozinsky on May 12, 2022
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Paraquat FAQs: Everything You Need to Know About Paraquat

Paraquat is a toxic chemical herbicide that has been in use in the United States since 1961.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 11, 2022
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Dealing With Short-Bowel Syndrome as an Adult

We’ll explore what life is like for adults living with SBS.
Posted by Amanda Turner on May 11, 2022
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Roundup Lawsuit Update: Will the Supreme Court Get Involved?

Bayer has already paid $11 billion in personal injuries settlements and trial verdicts amid claims that the product causes non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Posted by Amanda Turner on April 25, 2022
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Judge: Johnson & Johnson Can't Block Cancer Lawsuit With Bankruptcy Case

A federal judge ruled Johnson & Johnson cannot use bankruptcy for its baby powder product to stop a lawsuit against it.
Posted by Alicia Betz on April 25, 2022
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How To Do An At Home Test For Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is an age-related, degenerative condition that results in gradual vision loss. You can test for this serious eye disease right at home by downloading an Amsler Grid.
Posted by Laura Lifshitz on April 15, 2022
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Short Bowel Syndrome: What’s the Connection?

Some babies with NEC go on to develop short bowel syndrome (also known as short gut syndrome).
Posted by Amanda Turner on April 11, 2022
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Why Is Living A Healthy Lifestyle So Hard?

No matter how much you read about getting healthy and getting to a healthy weight, it can be tough to stay consistent.
Posted by Amanda Turner on April 8, 2022
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Alternatives to Hernia Mesh Surgery

Hernia mesh surgery is common, which leads many people to believe it is the only option, however there are alternative available as well
Posted by Alicia Betz on April 8, 2022
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What To Do If You Have The Medtronic HeartWare HVAD Device

Not long after it was approved by the FDA, cases began to be reported in which the HeartWare HVAD malfunctioned, harming its users.
Posted by Daisy Rogozinsky on April 5, 2022
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Understanding The Medtronic HeartWare HVAD Lawsuit

As of June 2021, Medtronic has stopped the sale of the HeartWare HVAD after it was shown not to meet federal standards.
Posted by Daisy Rogozinsky on April 5, 2022
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The 5 Best Balance Exercises for Parkinson's According to a PT

While the disease is life-changing, there are many treatments that can improve your quality of life, including at-home balance exercise.
Posted by Amanda Turner on March 30, 2022
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Neocate Formula Side Effects

Neocate makes its formula hypoallergenic. However, somewhere in the formulation, something seems to fall short as the formula has been linked to bone problems. 
Posted by Select Justice on March 27, 2022
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Are Diet And Disease Linked?

Diseases are a constant concern to anyone. One of the major influences on how often someone will encounter disease is diet.
Posted by James Parker on March 24, 2022
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5 Foods That Encourage Baby Gut Health

Parents who wade through this market may find themselves overwhelmed and asking questions about what their new baby needs to have healthy digestion and a healthy life.
Posted by James Parker on March 22, 2022
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Ovarian Cancer Prevention: 5 Steps You Can Take Today To Lower Your Risk

Thankfully, there are many steps that you can take to reduce your likelihood of developing ovarian cancer.
Posted by Amanda Turner on March 22, 2022
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How to Properly Dispose of Roundup

Glyphosate, commonly known as Roundup, is a pesticide that has garnered a lot of criticism lately for its links to cancer. Many people have stopped using the chemical on their weeds but wonder what to do with the extra product they have.
Posted by Alicia Betz on March 21, 2022
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Can a Diet Change Cure my Sleep Apnea?

Using these machines is not the only thing you can do to help sleep apnea. Diet can also play a factor.
Posted by Daisy Rogozinsky on March 6, 2022
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A Little Known Side Effect of IUDs: Copper Toxicity

Many women report few if any side effects and are able to live their lives largely forgetting they have an IUD in place. As with any medication or medical device, however, side effects are always a possibility. Enter: copper toxicity. 
Posted by Alicia Betz on March 5, 2022
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Will Uber and Lyft Treat Their Drivers as Employees?

A controversy that has dogged Uber and Lyft for years has been how the drivers that they employ are classified.
Posted by James Parker on February 28, 2022
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Healthy Alternatives to Weed Killers

When it comes to dealing with weeds, everyone wants instant results and it seems that chemical pesticides consistently lead the charge. And while they may be effective the truth is quick results can be tempting, but the chemicals used to achieve those lighting fast remedies are potentially poisoning you and your family. There are other options for weedkillers.
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on February 27, 2022
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Noise Hacks for Tinnitus Sufferers

If you’re looking for another way to address your tinnitus, we’ve put together a list of five tinnitus hacks that might help you better manage your condition.
Posted by Daisy Rogozinsky on February 23, 2022
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Tinnitus Causes and Treatments

While tinnitus isn’t life-threatening, it can be incredibly irritating and even maddening.
Posted by Daisy Rogozinsky on February 21, 2022
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A Nurse's Perspective on Decreasing the Incidence of NEC

Here are some steps I believe that we in the healthcare community can take in order to decrease the incidence of NEC.
Posted by Jennifer L Dizon, BSN, BA, RN-WCCM, CCM on February 17, 2022
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Top Ten Hearing Loss Support Foundations For Veterans

If you or a loved one are dealing with hearing loss after spending time in the military, it’s important that you talk to an advocate who can help.
Posted by Amanda Turner on February 17, 2022
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10 Creative Ways To Say Thank You To A NICU Nurse

Parents who have experienced the difficulty of having a baby in the NICU often look for special ways to thank the nurses who took the time to treat their babies with love. Here, we’ve developed a list of ten ways parents can show their appreciation for NICU nurses.
Posted by Amanda Turner on February 13, 2022
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The 5 Most Important Things to Know When Your Baby Is Diagnosed With NEC

When your baby is diagnosed with NEC, these are the five most important things to keep in mind.
Posted by Jennifer L Dizon, BSN, BA, RN-WCCM, CCM on January 18, 2022
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Symptoms

Recent research has shown a link between formula use in premature babies and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Posted by Select Justice on December 27, 2021
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Rosie’s NEC Story [video]

Jasmine’s daughter Rosie was born prematurely at 24 weeks through an emergency C-section. A few moments after labor Rosie was lifeless, but the doctors and nurses revived her and she was given another shot at life. A few days after birth Rosie was diagnosed with NEC.
Posted by Josef Rappaport, DPT, Physical Therapist on December 9, 2021
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Nicole Ventura’s NEC Story: Trust Your Gut

Hi, I'm Nicole Ventura, and this is my story about my experience with NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis). I learned many lessons, but most of all, to always trust my gut.
Posted by Josef Rappaport, DPT, Physical Therapist on December 7, 2021
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Tasigna Cardiac Side Effects & Complications

Many people diagnosed with leukemia have been prescribed Tasigna, only to develop cardiac side effects that can quickly turn into life-threatening complications.
Posted by Select Justice on December 5, 2021
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Common and Rare Side Effects & Warnings of Nilotinib

Nilotinib (often sold under the brand name Tasigna) is a drug commonly used to treat leukemia. Many people who have used nilotinib have suffered from side effects related to the drug.
Posted by Select Justice on November 30, 2021
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Dictionary

In the following page we gathered a collection of related terms to Necrotizing Enterocolitis.
Posted by Select Justice on November 21, 2021
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Stages & Risk Factors

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a severe digestive condition that occurs most often in premature infants. While some babies with NEC fully recover, others suffer from complications that result in permanent health conditions.
Posted by Select Justice on November 18, 2021
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Atherosclerosis: Symptoms and Causes

It’s estimated that atherosclerosis is the root cause of 50% of deaths in the western world. With such a high rate of disease, it’s only natural to wonder about the symptoms and causes.
Posted by Select Justice on November 10, 2021
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NEC Prognosis — Is NEC Curable? and What Is the Survival Rate for NEC?

NEC, or necrotizing enterocolitis, is a gastrointestinal disease that affects infants. Most commonly, the disease occurs in premature babies — those born before 37 weeks gestation.
Posted by Select Justice on November 4, 2021
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Methamphetamine Abuse

Methamphetamine is a prescription drug that is normally meant for treating medical conditions such as narcolepsy, hyperactivity, and weight loss.
Posted by Select Justice on October 10, 2021
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Can We Avoid Cancer?

Cancer is unfortunately ubiquitous. It is estimated that almost 40% of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. So, can we avoid this devastating and debilitating disease? 
Posted by Alicia Betz on July 8, 2021
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The Latest Developments In Parkinson’s Treatment: What Patients and Caregivers Need To Know

Here, we’ll explore the latest treatments for Parkinson’s disease, as well as the treatment advancements that are likely to be made in the coming years.
Posted by Amanda Turner on June 30, 2021
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Pesticides Harm More than Just Pests, Studies Show

It’s becoming widely known that more and more evidence points to herbicides that harm humans. So, it’s not surprising that there is emerging evidence that these chemicals harm soil organisms as well. 
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 12, 2021
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Lifestyle Changes May Be the Future of Heartburn Relief

According to new research, lifestyle changes can make an even bigger difference for heartburn than previously thought. The study examined information from over 42,000 women and showed that five specific lifestyle factors can have a significant impact on heartburn.
Posted by Alicia Betz on April 21, 2021
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3M Combat Arms Version 2 Earplug Trials are Underway

For those affected by the faulty 3M earplugs, the long anticipated trials are beginning. The lawsuits claim that these devices failed to adequately protect soldiers’ ears.
Posted by Alicia Betz on April 11, 2021
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What It's Like to Struggle with Interstitial Cystitis

We talked to three women who suffer from interstitial cystitis (IC) to hear what it's really like to live with it.
Posted by Alicia Betz on April 6, 2021
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The Importance of Caring For Your Health in 2021

Covid-19 kept us home in 2020 and is likely to continue doing so in 2021 however it important to return to annual health visits
Posted by Laura Lifshitz on April 1, 2021
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The Pros and Cons of an IUD

Considering an IUD for Birth Control? These Pros and Cons Can Help You Decide.
Posted by Amanda Turner on March 29, 2021
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What Is NDMA and Why Is It Dangerous?

NDMA, or N-nitroso-dimethylamine is a probable human carcinogen that is found naturally in small amounts in soil and air. When the exposure to NDMA becomes high, however, it is toxic to our bodies.
Posted by Alicia Betz on March 11, 2021
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SelectLove Contest Winners

We are happy to share with everyone the winners from our #selectlove kindness contest
Posted by Jordana Neeman on March 9, 2021
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Preventing Urinary Problems: What You Need To Know

Bladder problems can severely interfere with day-to-day life. Here, we’ll take a look at some simple life changes you can make to decrease the likelihood of bladder and other urinary system problems.
Posted by Amanda Turner on March 3, 2021
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Meditation Techniques to Help During Cancer Treatments

Cancer treatments are emotionally and physically draining. Meditation can help improve your quality of life while you undergo treatments.
Posted by Alicia Betz on February 28, 2021
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Treatments for Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Disorders

Interstitial cystitis (IC) and other bladder disorders can cause pain. Finding a safe and effective treatment can be almost as difficult as dealing with the condition itself.
Posted by Alicia Betz on February 21, 2021
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Select Love - Select Justice for Random Acts of Kindness Day

We want to start 2021 with a fresh new attitude so we’re having a contest (#selectlove) in honor of Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Posted by Laura Lifshitz on February 9, 2021
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10 Tips for a Successful Indoor Garden

With winter here, we may miss our outdoor garden, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up our green thumb altogether!
Posted by Laura Lifshitz on February 2, 2021
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8 Ways to Avoid Driving Drunk

Before you even begin a night of drinking, it’s helpful to have a plan so you can avoid driving drunk. These tips will give you multiple ways out so that you can always find a way to avoid driving drunk no matter what situation you find yourself in.
Posted by Alicia Betz on January 21, 2021
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How To Choose The Best Birth Control

When you’re trying to find the best birth control, your lifestyle, future plans, and health history, all play a critical role in your decision.
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on January 15, 2021
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From Ancient Greece To Belviq: A History of Diet Pills and the Age-Old Quest To Be Thin

People have been trying to lose weight for centuries. The first recorded attempts at medical weight loss were prescribed by Soranus of Ephesus in Ancient Greece and since that time that have been many weight loss products.
Posted by Amanda Turner on January 7, 2021
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Meet Our Make A Difference Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Scholarship and share with you their inspiring essay stories of their personal experiences with Ovarian Cancer.
Posted by Jordana Neeman on January 4, 2021
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How Adele and Other Now-Fit Starlets Lost Weight For Good

Losing weight and keeping it off can be tough. Checking out stories of celebrity weight loss can be motivating. Learning how others have lost weight can provide ideas for how to move forward in your journey to wellness.
Posted by Amanda Turner on December 29, 2020
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Make a Health Resolution That Sticks In 2021 With These Simple Tips

Getting the mind prepared to make a long-lasting change is the first step in developing a new year’s resolution that stands the test of time
Posted by Jordana Neeman on December 21, 2020
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Should You Be Concerned About Noise Pollution?

Noise pollution, is the overexposure to unwanted ambient noises we have no control over. But while the cacophony of the world rages on, what is it doing to our hearing and what is it doing to our health?
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on December 19, 2020
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4 New Developments In Eye Care And Vision Testing

New developments in eye care and advances in technology are happening all the time. So while perfect vision may not necessarily be in the cards, faster diagnoses and new products could lead to improved eye health, keep issues with your vision at bay, and allow for a better prognosis.
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on December 15, 2020
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Tips to Avoid Birth Injuries

No matter how detailed of a birth plan you have, things don’t always go according to plan, However there are still preventative measures that expectant mothers can take to decrease the chances of a birth injury to her or her baby.
Posted by Christiana Lilly on December 9, 2020
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Risks Of Using An IUD

Many women choose IUDs as birth control because the devices can be left in for up to ten years, and fertility returns immediately after removal. Nonetheless, they are not free from risk, and complications range from mild cramping to uterine perforation.
Posted by Alicia Betz on December 1, 2020
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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams

It’s no secret that as we age vision problems can occur. Luckily, most problems are easily fixed with a prescription for glasses or contacts. But not all remedies are that simple; that’s why it’s imperative that everyone get their eyes checked on a regular basis.
Posted by Christiana Lilly on November 15, 2020
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How To Take An At Home Eye Exam

As we get older, especially over 40 years of age, vision can start to deteriorate. It’s important to be aware of even the slightest changes in your vision as it may be the early signs of more serious vision problems.
Posted by Jordana Neeman on November 11, 2020
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Helping Loved Ones With Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is often irreversible and can be a difficult transition for the person and their family to manage. Yet there are many ways that you can show support for your loved one
Posted by Christiana Lilly on October 29, 2020
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Anxiety and Heartburn - What's The Link?

Although Researchers are not exactly clear of the link between anxiety and heartburn they do have some well thought out theories
Posted by Alicia Betz on October 28, 2020
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4 Healthy Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Instead Of Dieting

While there may be plenty of diet pills to choose from for a fast fix, there is no magic bullet. Instead, healthy lifestyle changes can impact your life
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on October 26, 2020
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Risks and Benefits of Hernia Mesh Repair

Some people can experience hernias that are painful and require surgery. usually doctors will choose to use a mesh to repair the hernia and keep it from recurring.
Posted by Christiana Lilly on October 22, 2020
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The Public Health Problem Underlying the 3M Earplug Lawsuit

The damage behind the 3M Lawsuit is becoming a public health problem, as more and more veterans are reporting hearing loss and associated conditions.
Posted by Alicia Betz on October 21, 2020
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What Is Pigmentary Maculopathy?

While most maculopathies are either congenital or age-related, pigmentary maculopathy is the direct result of prolonged exposure to pentosan polysulfate sodium, the active ingredient in the drug Elmiron.
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on October 14, 2020
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From Zantac to Belviq, the Problems with FDA Drug Approval

Many people assume the drugs they take have undergone rigorous testing by the necessary government bodies. With some drugs, this is the case but with others, it is not.
Posted by Alicia Betz on September 17, 2020
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Bladder Problems: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Bladder issues — they’re cumbersome and interfere with your everyday life. Whether out shopping for groceries or socializing with friends, people with urinary problems find themselves searching for the bathroom or preparing themselves with pads and adult briefs.
Posted by Christiana Lilly on September 13, 2020
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The Dangers of Diet Pills and Healthier Alternatives

There’s the saying that if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted by Christiana Lilly on August 18, 2020
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Easy Ways to Reduce Heartburn Naturally

We all experience heartburn from time to time, but finding relief is essential for people who suffer from chronic heartburn (known as acid reflux or GERD).
Posted by Alicia Betz on August 16, 2020
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Make A Difference Scholarship Clearity Foundation

We are delighted to announce, in partnership with the Clearity Foundation, the launch of our first-ever education initiative, the Make A Difference Scholarship.
Posted by Jordana Neeman on August 4, 2020
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Ovarian Cancer: Early Detection And New Research

Ovarian Cancer affects thousands of women and their families each year. According to the American Cancer Society, each year, 21,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and each year over 13,000 women die from the disease.
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on July 30, 2020
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How One Family Coped With Ovarian Cancer

No cancer diagnosis is easy, but ovarian cancer can be especially devastating - often, when you catch it, it’s already at an advanced stage. Only 20% of ovarian cancer patients catch it early, when they have over a 90% chance of a full recovery.
Posted by Molly K on July 23, 2020
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Learning the Importance of Cancer Counseling

Learning the Importance of Cancer Counseling With Linda Waters We at Select Justice are happy to help support research and community programs that will provide resources to assist people in making the right decisions for themselves and their families.
Posted by Linda Waters on July 21, 2020
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Why Did the FDA Recall Belviq

If you or a loved one have taken Belviq (also known as lorcaserin), you undoubtedly want to know why the weight-loss drug was recalled.
Posted by Alicia Betz on July 21, 2020
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Vaping

Since their introduction into U.S. markets in 2007, E-cigarettes have managed to become one of the biggest public health issues of our time.
Posted by Sharon Brandwein on July 5, 2020
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Ovarian Cancer, Talcum Powder and Safer Alternatives

Johnson & Johnson is embroiled in an overwhelming number of ovarian cancer talcum powder lawsuits related to its talc-based baby powder.
Posted by Molly K on July 2, 2020
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Does Vaping Put You More at Risk for Covid-19?

The short answer is yes — the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that not only can smoking and vaping increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, they may also make COVID-19 symptoms more severe.
Posted by Molly K on June 23, 2020
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New Research Links Elmiron to Vision Loss

When you begin taking prescription medication for a health problem, you typically trust that it will solve the problem and that any side effects you experience will be mild.
Posted by Alicia Betz on June 18, 2020
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How to Manage Your Anxiety When You Have Cancer During Covid-19

Having a serious health issue is challenging enough. Now that our nation and the world at large is battling a major pandemic our collective anxiety as a nation is heightened whether you are healthy to start or not.
Posted by Laura Lifshitz on June 6, 2020
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Johnson & Johnson's Shameful Marketing Tactics

Marketing can be an extremely powerful tool; show me a candy commercial, and I’m instantly convinced I need to make a run to the store.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 27, 2020
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Zantac Lawsuit - Why Did the FDA Wait to Recall

If you were someone suffering from the burning and pain that comes with indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers, antacid Zantac and its generic form Ranitidine hcl must have seemed like a lifesaver.
Posted by Jordana Neeman on May 25, 2020
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Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Talcum Powder in America

For decades, women have used baby powder on themselves and their babies, thinking they were using a safe product.
Posted by Alicia Betz on May 20, 2020
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