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Paralysis After Flu Shots: What You Need to Know About This Vaccine Injury

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 15, 2020 at 9:35 am
Paralysis after a flu shot is an uncommon but serious condition that can have lasting implications for your health and wellness. Also known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, this paralysis happens when your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. The CDC estimates that up to 6,000 people a year may develop Guillain-Barre Syndrome after receiving their annual flu vaccine, but the number...
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Does Juul Cause Popcorn Lung? Experts Weigh In on Potential Risks to Your Health and Safety

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 5, 2020 at 9:54 am
Juul popcorn lung complaints are becoming increasingly common, but are they valid? As the number of vape users increases and time passes, the amount of research into the potential long-term health effects of vaping is growing along with them. While vaping remains popular, it’s important for users to understand the risks they’re taking as well as the risks manufacturers are...
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Hand Sanitizer Safety Check

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this September 16, 2020 at 11:04 am
Is your hand sanitizer safe? In the post-COVID-19 world, the use of and demand for hand sanitizer has skyrocketed. This demand has led to some loosening of regulation around hand sanitizer that the common consumer should be aware of in order to make informed and healthy decisions. The FDA relaxed regulations over acceptable ingredients to be used in hand sanitizer...
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End Vaping Contest Winners Announced

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 16, 2020 at 10:24 am
Anapol Weiss is thrilled to announce that the winners of the End Vaping contest sponsored by the Anapol Weiss Foundation have been named. First, second and third place entry winners have been announced for vlog, middle and high school and meme entries, for nine total winners. The first-place vlog winner will receive $2,500 and the first-place meme winner will receive...
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Juul Complaints & Health Risks: What You Need to Know | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this June 15, 2020 at 10:47 am
Juul Complaints: What Burning Throats and Other Unseen Health Risks Mean for You    Juul vape devices became synonymous with the hobby of vaping, a nicotine delivery method that relies on atomizing a liquid solution rather than burning leaf tobacco. It quickly became not just a way to use nicotine, but a status symbol, as vaping became the newest way...
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Vaccine Court Payouts & Compensation Program Guide | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 29, 2020 at 1:57 pm
The Vaccine Injury Compensation & Payouts Program Explained   Vaccine court payouts were established to compensate the victims of injuries caused by vaccines, relieve the burden on state and federal legal systems, and restore consumer confidence in common childhood vaccines.  Cases are heard by a special division within the United States Court of Federal Claims, and vaccine court cases provide...
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Zantac Recall: Essential Info & Legal Resources | Anapol Weiss

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this May 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm
Zantac Recall: Health Risks, What if Means for You, and Possible Legal Options   The recent Zantac recall sent many consumers searching for a new heartburn medication, but unfortunately, some patients are instead looking for medical attention. The presence of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which the FDA has termed a “probable human carcinogen,”, was found in some batches of generic Zantac, prompting...
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Elmiron & Blindness: The Link Between Elmiron and This Long-Term Side Effect

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm
According to Science Daily, more than 1 million people in the United States suffer from interstitial cystitis. At the moment, Elmiron is the only FDA approved medication to treat this condition. Because of this fact, thousands of people have been exposed to this medication and its side effects over many years. Doctors recommend patients consult with their urologist regarding their...
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The Zantac Cancer Link: What You Need to Know

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this April 7, 2020 at 2:50 pm
Since its release in the early 1980’s, Zantac (Ranititdine) has been one of the most popular over-the-counter and prescription medications for the treatment of heart burn, stomach ulcers and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker, working by blocking histamines leading to the decrease in the production of stomach acid. In 2019, the FDA became aware of a...
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Use of PPI’s Linked to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer, Studies Find

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this March 4, 2020 at 1:10 pm
Many people suffering with acid reflux disease, heart burn or stomach ulcers are prescribed Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s) as treatment. Harvard Medical School describes these medications, which include drugs such as Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex, Nexium and Dexilant, as the safest form of treatment for gastroesophageal diseases; however, recent research shows that there is an alarming link...
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Doctors Have Identified a New Vaping Lung Injury

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this February 19, 2020 at 1:21 pm
A new lung injury associated with vaping has been identified by the doctors of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Acute Fibrinous Organizing Pneumonia (AFOP) is a special histological pattern in acute respiratory failure with high mortality. It is described as a “newly evolving, rare lung pathology within the field of pulmonology.” A recently published report discusses the case of...
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A Basic Overview of the Vaping Illness Outbreak

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this December 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Vaping has become increasingly popular among young adults in America. Studies show that 20% of Americans aged 18-29 say they vape despite the confirmed 42 fatality cases and probable 2,172 lung injury cases. Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of aerosol, typically containing toxic chemicals, through e-cigarettes or vaporizing instruments. Vaping products contain a mouthpiece to inhale the aerosol, a...
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