Entries by George Zapo, CPH

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George Zapo, CPH is certified in Public Health Promotion & Education. George focuses on writing informative articles promoting healthy behavior and lifestyles. Read more of George's articles at his website: http://georgezapo.com.

Painkiller Medication Faces Federal Restrictions

Painkiller medication prescription guidelines face new governmental restrictions.  North America’s most common form of painkiller will have specific federal guidelines placed on it within the next 45 days. The U.S. Department of Justice’s, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) completed the final… 0 Shares |

Grapefruit Calories, Carbs, and Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit calories, carbs, and nutrition facts abound and are quite plentiful.  Studies suggest consuming this delightful fruit helps in lowering the risk of preventable diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, but there are some potential health risks to keep… 0 Shares |

Natural Medicine Discoveries Gain Momentum

Natural medicine discoveries gain momentum as academic microbiologists use modern technology to assist in their hunt for ways of winning the war over superbug-killing bacteria. Today, more than half of the medicine used to treat an illness or disease resulted… 0 Shares |

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Synthetic marijuana is very different from the natural marijuana plant.  Chemical substances found in this drug are capable of causing very dangerous and deadly side effects. Safety tests are not done on the chemicals that are applied and sprayed on … 0 Shares |

Parkinson Disease Can Be Difficult to Recognize

Parkinson disease can be difficult to recognize. The cause of this progressive disease is unknown despite decades of rigorous research and study. Early signs of the illness may go overlooked and can be mild. However, diagnosing Parkinson’s disease early can… 0 Shares |

Digoxin Increases the Risk of Death for Patients

Digoxin heart medication increases the risk of death for atrial fibrillation, or AFib patients, according to a new study.  Researchers found a twenty percent higher increased likelihood of patients dying when given this medication. The large study published in the… 0 Shares |

Common Cancers Overweight People Get Are Linked

The common cancers overweight people get are analyzed, linked and verified. A new study reports that overweight and obese people have a higher risk of developing 10 common cancers. Healthcare professionals warn us that being overweight or obese can increase… 0 Shares |

Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Trial is Underway

A deadly salmonella outbreak trial is underway. Three people from the Peanut Corporation of America, were indicted in February 2013, on charges of causing the deadly salmonella outbreak that occurred in 2008 and 2009. Nine people died and 714 people… 0 Shares |

Gluten-Free Labeling Standard Finally Mandatory

A gluten-free labeling standard on packaged foods in the United States took effect last week.  This is good news for a myriad of consumers in the U.S., especially for an estimated 3 million Americans who have celiac disease.  The U.S.… 0 Shares |

Pfizer lawsuits mount due to Lipitor side effects

Pfizer lawsuits mount due to Lipitor side effects as more women file claims against the gigantic pharmaceutical company. So far, close to 1,000 cases, representing over 4,000 women were filed against the huge drug manufacturer. The women allege that Pfizer… 0 Shares |