Month: August 2013

What Is Mirena? Does It Have Any Side Effects or Risks? Many forms of birth control are safe to use, but what is risky about Mirena is the hormone used in this IUD. Progestogen is mostly safe for women who are not pregnant, but it can cause serious adverse effects in women who become pregnant […]

Immediate medical attention is key to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome treatment. The illness is most often caused by an allergic reaction to a medication and can be deadly at worst, excruciatingly painful at best. The illness has been linked to various over-the-counter and prescription drugs such as anti-gout medications, penicillin, anticonvulsants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. While medical […]

People who suffer from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome are often the victims of medical negligence, even though SJS causes are only somewhat understood. This condition can be fatal and usually leaves the patient with permanent complications, including blindness or widespread scarring. The underlying cause is an immune system disorder, but the disease only presents itself in the […]

Swimming pool accident statistics illustrate the numerous dangers in and around these residential and public water features. The consequences can be serious and potentially fatal when not utilized and supervised with the utmost safety measures in place. According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, there are roughly 9 drowning related deaths in the […]