Category: Health /Medical Consumerism

Feb 16 2012

Why Rob a Bank When You Can Make More Money by Counterfeiting Drugs?

Want to make millions of dollars quickly while risking only a few months in prison if (and that’s a big IF) you’re caught?  It’s not difficult at all. Just set yourself up as a distributor of counterfeit drugs in the United States. This week’s announcement by the FDA that a counterfeit version of Avastin, a …

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Jan 05 2012

Your Most Important Health Resolution for 2012

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard January 3, 2012 When considering health-related resolutions, you probably expect me to wax poetic on the virtue of losing weight or quitting smoking.  But no, this resolution actually trumps them both. Perhaps the most important health resolution you can make for 2012 is to establish a …

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Dec 22 2011

The Ultimate Gift – Organ Donation

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard December 20, 2011 …………………………… I live in Central New York State, where we are grieving the loss of 17-year-old Taylor Fleming who died in a car accident last week. In the face of their unimaginable heartbreak and pain, Taylor’s parents decided to donate her organs and …

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Dec 08 2011

Check Out Those Health Charities Before You Donate

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard December 6, 2011 It’s that time of year again.  The holidays, of course. But also the end of the tax year, when charities, including groups like cancer societies or hospital foundations, are pleading for donations. Each year in December my husband and I make contributions to …

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Nov 23 2011

Healthy Travel Tips for the Holidays

This column first appeared in the Syracuse Post Standard November 22, 2011 ……………………………….. You may be among the millions of Americans who will travel during the upcoming holidays. Travel takes you out of your normal environment and disturbs your routine. If you have health issues, like a chronic disease, an injury, or even a short-term …

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