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Mark Bello

Important Health Reminders during National Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization not only helps to protect vaccinated individuals, but also helps prevent and reduce the spread of infectious diseases. With every medical intervention, we must weigh the risks versus the benefits, but with vaccinations, it seems to be all benefit. […]

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Woman Wins Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Brand Name Drug Company

By law, generic drug makers are not permitted to change the labels produced by brand name makers. They have to duplicate the language word for word. When a consumer alleges harm by a generic drug, they are in a tough […]

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Swallowing the Wrong Pill

We all take prescription medications at one time or another. If you take a prescription drug on a regular basis, you are probably confident that you are taking the right prescription. But, do you look at the medication carefully or […]

Mark Bello

Is Your “Go To” Pain Reliever Safe?

They are commonly used to treat ailments like headaches, back pain, toothaches, fever, cramps, strains and sprains. But, can your favorite “go to” pain reliever increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke? Though there are many brands of over-the-counter […]

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Talking to Teens about Medicine Safety

This is National Poison Prevention Week, a week nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), poisoning is the leading cause of injury death in the US, […]

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Is Your Public Playground a Safe Place to Play?

Playgrounds are a part of all of our childhood memories whether at school or the local public park, but, every year more than 200,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms from playground related injuries. Some injuries involve falls on hard […]

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Deceitful Marketing Tactics Won’t Prove Manhood

Due largely to drug makers’ aggressive direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has become a big business projected to reach profits of $5 billion by 2017.  But, huge profits should not come with a huge price to pay for […]

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CDC Frees Up Experimental Drug to Fight Brain-Eating Amoeba

Miltefosine, a potentially life-saving experimental drug to treat people infected with the rare, but deadly “brain-eating amoeba”, Naegleria fowleri, is now available to U.S. doctors directly from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The amoeba causes a deadly […]

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Keep Children Safe; Put Meds Up and Away

Summer activities usually mean – keep the first aid kit handy for those scrapes and bruises, but before the final school bell rings for the year, parents need to “walk their…

Mark Bello

The Role of the Beers List

I am not talking about a list of the most popular adult beverages. The Beers list, formally known as the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, is a list of…