Alex Trebek: ‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning, Pancreatic Cancer by Garry Messick0 Comments

For months, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was plagued by stomach pain. He had no idea what was causing it. 

Eventually, he went to the doctor and got a terrible diagnosis: pancreatic cancer. And it had advanced to stage 4, which is considered incurable. Median survival is only three to six months.[1] 

The good news is that Trebek has already beat those odds.

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She Was Peeing Purple. Doctors Were Baffled.

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Doctors didn’t know what to make of it. They had never seen it before…

The patient was peeing purple. 

A 70-year-old woman had been hospitalized with a stroke. Her doctors reported that the woman’s urine “appeared purple.”

At first, the medical staff was at a loss to explain it.

Urine color is, in fact, a common diagnostic indicator. But none of the doctors had ever heard of purple urine.

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Big Pharma Is Destroying Your Microbiome

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Gut Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Antibiotics are a double-edged sword.

They not only kill germs that make you sick, they destroy the good bacteria in your intestines that contribute to your health in a myriad of ways.

Your body is home to about 100 million beneficial bacteria. Together, they are called your microbiome.

And when your microbiome is damaged, you lose the protection it provides against a wide range of serious health problems.

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6 Smart Tricks to Avoid Getting Sick on a Cruise

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We’ve all heard the horror stories about illnesses spreading like wildfire among cruise ship passengers.

The fact is, a cruise ship is the perfect incubator for contagious disease. People are packed close together, making it easy for germs to spread.

The norovirus is the biggest culprit.

It causes stomach flu. The CDC estimates that 1 in 10 cruise ship passengers become infected with the norovirus while on board.

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The Mainstream Treatment for Joint Pain Does More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Featured Article, Health Warning, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the U.S. More than 30 million Americans suffer from it.[1]

It’s caused by the breakdown of cartilage between joints, which acts as a cushion. It’s often called “wear-and-tear” arthritis. That’s because it strikes when the cartilage wears down from overuse or injury. Bone rubs against bone causing inflammation, swelling, and pain. It can be debilitating.

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Blood Pressure Meds Tied to Suicide

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you walk into a doctor’s office with high blood pressure, the chances are good that you’ll walk out with a prescription for a hypertension drug. 

They are among the most-prescribed medications in the U.S. About one out of every four American adults takes a high blood pressure drug.[1] 

There are many different types of hypertension medications, but an alarming new study shows that one of the most common is linked to suicide. 

Researchers from several Toronto medical schools analyzed health databases.

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