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  • FDA Recalls Drug Valsartan due to Cancer-Causing Ingredient

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 31-Jul-2018

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently forced a recall of several blood pressure and heart medications containing Valsartan after N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in the drugs. NDMA is a chemical which has been tied to cancer in lab studies with rats. Valsartan was first developed to treat heart failure and high blood pressure, then went off patent and started being used in many ...
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  • Signs You May Have a Surgical Object Left in Your Body

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 18-Jul-2018

    Unintended retention of foreign objects (URFO) is far too common in the United States. Every year, thousands of people go in for an operation, only to later discover that their physician left a sponge, metal tool, or other surgical object inside their body. Post-surgical object retention can lead to a number of painful physical symptoms. You may be experiencing the effects of an URFO if any of the ...
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  • Improper Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 18-Jul-2018

    What Is Ischemic Stroke? Ischemic stroke (also commonly referred to as just “stroke”) occurs when fatty deposits inside a blood vessel coagulate and form a blood clot, preventing blood from getting to the brain. This causes brain cells to die very quickly, which can render stroke survivors with permanent mental and physical impairment. In the early stages (before the stroke has ...
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  • What to Do When Colon Cancer Is Misdiagnosed as IBS

    Posted By Golomb & Honik, P.C. || 18-Jul-2018

    Common Symptoms of Colon Cancer and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Part of the reason so many people with colon cancer are initially diagnosed with IBS is that the two conditions share a variety of symptoms, including: Fatigue Cramps Constipation Abdominal pain and discomfort Changes in bowel movement routine Passing gas significantly more than is normal Despite a handful of common symptoms, doctors are ...
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