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Stomach Troubles? Never Let Your Doctor Give You This Drug

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

Instant relief.  

If you suffer from heartburn, that’s how you’ll feel the first time you take Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These big-selling drugs—called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—stop your stomach from producing acid. 

Without acid, the burning, often-excruciating pain of heartburn goes away. 

Problem solved, right? 

Actually, your problems are just beginning.

Studies have made it clear that the PPIs that many people pop without thinking have serious side effects.

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Is Your Doctor Accidentally Giving You Cancer?

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick1 Comment

X-rays…CT scans…PET scans…mammograms…fluoroscopy…

You’ve had a least some of these medical imaging procedures done to you. And the chances are good that you’ve had them done many times.

Doctors often order imaging tests routinely when trying to diagnose an illness or determine its severity.

We’ve known for a long time that the radiation exposure from these tests raises cancer risk. But doctors routinely warned us that the danger was slight.

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Superbugs Are More Deadly Than We Thought. Here’s How to Protect Yourself

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

Imagine a deadly infectious disease that spreads like wildfire. No drugs can stop it. 

Millions of Americans get it. Tens of thousands die in agony.

It sounds like an apocalyptic horror movie. But a new study shows it’s actually happening now. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just updated their comprehensive report on antibiotic-resistant infections. They found that 2.8 million people in the U.S.

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Prescription Drugs Are Now the 4th Leading Cause of Death

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning by Ambar Jones0 Comments

Taking prescription drugs has become a roll of the dice…

Some 128,000 Americans a year now die from the effects of medications prescribed to them. This number doesn’t include overdose deaths—only people who took their drugs as prescribed.[1]

Prescription drugs have become the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. They kill more Americans than breast cancer, prostate cancer, homicide, and suicide combined.

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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.

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

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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