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Over 50 - You're Not Immune to STDs
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Over 50 - You're Not Immune to STDs - Sexual activity in the over-50 crowd has increased significantly in the last five years as a result of access to erectile dysfunction medication and t....   Read more...

A Deadly Combination
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
A Deadly Combination - Certain antibiotics mixed with blood pressure medication cause a severe and dramatic increase in the risk of hypotension. Erythromycin  and Clari....   Read more...

Fat and Demented
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Fat and Demented - Studies have suggested that overweight middle-aged persons are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life. The higher the weight, the lowe....   Read more...

Get your flu shot – Make it a double-double!
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Get your flu shot – Make it a double-double! - It is highly recommended for persons over 50 to receive the flu vaccine.  The fall is the best time to get the shot, because you beat the cur....   Read more...

Warning! Dangerous Intra-hospital Infection Risk
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Warning! Dangerous Intra-hospital Infection Risk - Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients in the industrialized world. It is commonly found in ho....   Read more...

EPCA-2 Test for Prostate Cancer
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
EPCA-2 Test for Prostate Cancer - The last issue of CSANews described a new test used to detect prostate cancer earlier and more efficiently than the PSA test. Unfortunately, the test ....   Read more...

New prostate cancer EPCA
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
New prostate cancer EPCA - Recent studies show that a new cancer antigen-2 (EPCA-2) blood test may be more effective in detecting prostate cancer than the currently used prostat....   Read more...

Identify a Stroke in Less than One Minute
Posted date : May 16, 2007.
Identify a Stroke in Less than One Minute - Time is critical in treating stroke victims. If you suspect that someone is having a stroke, ask the person to perform the following three tasks: Sm....   Read more...

Listen to Your Heart!
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Listen to Your Heart! - A disturbing statistic on heart attacks is that a very high percentage of people ignore the early warning signs and suffer far more severe damage to t....   Read more...

Feeling Faint. Possible Stroke or TIA? Sitting Up Is Right!!
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Feeling Faint. Possible Stroke or TIA? Sitting Up Is Right!! - This one really surprised us! Our instinctive reaction with any illness is to have the "patient" lie down and rest to see if it will pass. Wrong!Feeli....   Read more...

Arresting Cardiac Arrest
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Arresting Cardiac Arrest - In the US, the national resuscitation rate of a person suffering a cardiac arrest is a very low 3-5%, primarily because a cardiac defibrillator is not....   Read more...

Herbs and Drugs a Risky Mix
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Herbs and Drugs a Risky Mix - One of the most serious herb-drug complications occurs when warfarin ­ an anticoagulant with a narrow dosage range that is often prescribed to preven....   Read more...

Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Nitrates and Viagara: Deadly Combination? - A new study confirms that you shouldn't take nitrate medications, such as the heart drug nitroglycerin, in combination with the impotence drug sildena....   Read more...

Move While You're on the Move
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Move While You're on the Move - Long-distance travelling often means hours sitting in a cramped position. The result can be formation of blood clots in the legs, a condition called d....   Read more...

Health Hazard Alert
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Health Hazard Alert - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, in April 2001, issued a warning on Autumn Monkshood, a perennial plant that is, or was, available at nurseries in....   Read more...

New Drug Therapies
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
New Drug Therapies - Two new drugs have recently become available in Canada that show substantially better results, and far fewer side effects, than traditional treatments....   Read more...

When Enough is Enough
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
When Enough is Enough - A University of Miami study recently showed that the risk of heart attack increases fourfold within 1 to 2 hours following a heavy meal. Many doctors,....   Read more...

Cold Medicine Recall
Posted date : Mar 07, 2007.
Cold Medicine Recall - On Monday, Nov. 6, 2000, The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), followed by Health Canada, issued a health advisory warning that phenyl....   Read more...

My Aching Feet
Posted date : Mar 05, 2007.
My Aching Feet - If you're as young as you feel, are your feet making you feel old before your time? Aching feet can put a damper on any festive occasion ­ ask anyone....   Read more...

Hello, Hello?
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Hello, Hello? - Pacemaker patients should be careful the next time they come in contact with a cellular phone. Sometimes, the pacemaker will mistake the signal coming....   Read more...

Grapefruit Alert
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Grapefruit Alert - CSA members Joan and Russ Stapleton wrote to advise us of an important health notice in the Kings Health Centre Health Digest. Those who drink grap....   Read more...