Common Heartburn Drugs Increase Risk of Death
Millions of Americans suffer from heartburn, a condition where stomach acid backs up into the esophagus and creates an uncomfortable burning sensation. To help manage heartburn, many Americans use popular heartburn medications called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), but a recent study revealed these drugs are incredibly dangerous.
Stockert 3T Device More Dangerous Than Anticipated
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out a warning letter to patients and physicians in 2015 regarding infections from the Stockert 3T heater-cooler device, it was thought the full scope of the risk was understood. However, nearly two years later a new study has found the infection risk was more widespread than previously believed.
Teen Drivers Learning Bad Habits From Parents
Teenagers face a lot of dangers when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. With their brains still developing and lack of driving experience, they are at a higher risk of being involved in a fatal car accident than adult drivers. Because of the risks, it is important for teens to get a good driving education and understand the importance of driving safely and responsibly. However, according to a new study, teen drivers are learning dangerous driving habits from their own parents.
Five Ways To Avoid Medication Mistakes
Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to help them stay healthy. However, these medications only work if patients take them correctly. When medication mistakes do occur, patients are at risk for suffering serious side effects.
Vaginal Mesh Victim Wins $2.16 Million
For thousands of women, the vaginal mesh products they were implanted with have turned into a nightmare. Not only have the devices proven to be ineffective in treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, but they can also cause severe complications and permanent damage.
Drivers Know The Risk Of Using A Cell Phone While Driving But Do It Anyway
Cell phones are causing an increasing number of Houston car accidents. While some drivers choose to drive responsibly, others juggle multiple tasks while driving and put everyone at risk. According to a recent study, drivers are well aware of the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, but half of all drivers choose to use one while driving anyway.
Driving Slow In The Fast Lane
The state of Texas has some of the highest posted speed limits on highways in the country. With posted speed limits up to 85 miles per hour, driving safely on Texas highways requires alert and educated drivers. Many people wrongfully assume driving slower is actually safer on the highways. While all drivers should obey posted speed limits, drivers who drive too slowly are actually more dangerous than drivers who drive too fast.
Cancer Prevention and Breast Implants
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to patients and doctors across the country informing them that certain types of breast implants have been associated with a rare type of breast cancer. Every year, hundreds of thousands of women undergo breast augmentation surgery, meaning millions of women have been exposed to this increased cancer risk.
One-Third of All FDA Approved Medications Pose Safety Risks
As patients, we expect the prescriptions our doctors give us to be safe to take. However, a recent study found this might not be the case. Researchers determined one out of every three medications poses additional safety risks after approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hernia Mesh Litigation Update
For thousands of patients who have undergone surgery to correct their hernias, recovery has proven to be much more challenging than expected. Defective hernia mesh products are causing a variety of severe complications for hernia mesh patients, but patients are fighting back with lawsuits filed against hernia mesh manufacturers.