September 18, 2018

FDA Approves A Macular Degeneration Treatment

Advanced Cell Technology has been given the approval they need from the Food and Drug Administration to start a clinical trial for those with macular degeneration. The trial will start with just 12 people. They will test the safety of the product on a condition called dry age related macular degeneration. The cells that have […]

Lose Weight, Number One New Year’s Resolution

With time to reflect and look back over 2010 it’s not uncommon for people to look ahead to the new year. It represents a clean slate, along with an opportunity to set goals for what they would like to accomplish. It’s not surprising that the number one resolution is to lose weight. Especially following the […]

Many Worry Medicare Won’t Be Enough

As of Saturday, January 1, there will be Baby Boomer turning 65 years old every 8 seconds and each one will become eligible for Medicare supplement insurance. This will be the biggest jump in numbers Medicare has ever seen. In the year 2011, about 2.8 million will be eligible for Medicare. Today there are 47 […]

Is Weight Loss Your News Year’s Resolution?

Many people start the new year ready to make a difference in their health. Especially after coming off the holidays, it seems like the perfect time to start. There are many programs out there that can help you lose weight, like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Both of those companies in particular have released a […]

Placebos Works Wonders According To Recent Study

A new study was done with patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Doctors divided a group of 80 patients into two, telling half of them they were taking a placebo that was nothing more than a sugar pill. The other half received nothing. Surprisingly those that took the placebo, even though they knew it was a […]

Avastin No Longer FDA Approved For Breast Cancer

On Thursday the Food and Drug Administration released a statement saying they are going to withdraw approval of Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer patients. The risks of the drug far outweigh the benefits. The FDA approved Avastin in February 2008 to help treat late-stage breast cancer patients. The drug was supposed to slow […]

Oxycontin Not As Safe As Once Thought

A new study came out recently that has compared the most commonly used pain pills such as Vicodin and Oxycontin known as Opioids. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine by the researchers of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Medicare patients who take opioids for pain are at higher risk for […]

Fake Doctor Fooled Many

To many he seemed like the most brilliant doctor there was. The Associated Press even featured him this last spring as he was leading a teamwork training session at an American College of Cardiology convention. Funny thing is, William Hamman, 58, is not a cardiologist. What’s more, he’s not even a doctor. He went to […]

Elizabeth Edwards Dies From Breast Cancer

We all know Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of 2004 vice presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator, John Edwards. Elizabeth Edwards, 61, had been fighting cancer for 6 years. She first found out about it right before the vice presidential campaign in 2004. She kept the news from her husband initially so he could […]

Influenza Has Started, Are You Protected?

It’s not even winter, yet the flu season has officially started. The Southeast, specifically, Georgia has seen a huge increase in cases just recently in school aged kids. The good news is that the flu strains that are going to be circulating this year seem to be a close match for this year’s vaccine. The […]