Pradaxa (dabigatran), was approved in October 2011 and is used as an alternative to the blood thinning drug warfarin. It treats a type of irregular heartbeat, called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) and helps to prevent strokes. Pradaxa outperformed warfarin in clinical trials in reducing the risk of stroke and it also appeared to be safer, [...]
A dear friend of mine has the same little routine with her doctor every year. He knows she refuses to get a mammogram. But he always writes the prescription for the imaging appointment anyway. She accepts it without complaint… and then she throws it away when she gets home. Then they do it all again [...]
It’s not just the smokers who are suffering but also those supporting them in their effort. Here is a quote from one of our female readers: “… our relationship is at risk. All the symptoms of depression, suicide, upset stomach, fatigue, muscle pain, paranoia, lack of sex drive, etc…has taken a huge toll…”
I’ve not personally been there, but I have a few friends that are in the midst of fighting cancer and I’ve also lost a few family members to this disease. So, I know how frightening cancer can be.
Unfortunately, one of the things that is just as frightening is chemotherapy. Treating cancer with chemo has got to be the world’s worst double whammy.
But as awful as chemo is, researchers recently discovered that it’s much worse than we ever thought.