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Entries by Martha Rosenberg from 12/2011

Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs?

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Big Pharma has been accused of selling drugs that are so dangerous they cause death and drugs that cause the exact conditions they're supposed to treat.

Are You Spiritually Fit for the Holidays? Interview With Ingrid Mathieu, Ph.D.

| Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

It is possible to use the spiritual underpinnings of twelve-step recovery programs to avoid addiction-related problems instead of dealing with them, says psychotherapist Ingrid Mathieu in her new book, "Recovering Spirituality: Achieving Emotional Sobriety in Your Spiritual Practice."

7 Diseases Big Pharma Hopes You Get in 2012

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living

It used to be joked that a consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. These days, the opportunist is Big Pharma, which raises your insurance premiums and taxes while providing you "low-priced" drugs that you paid for.

FDA Critic Stripped of Voting Rights at Birth Control Pill Hearings

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Bayer launched Yaz in 2006 as a pill that goes "beyond birth control" to treat acne and severe PMS, all the while avoiding the water retention of traditional birth control pills. But soon, previously-healthy teenagers experienced "beyond birth control" effects they hadn't expected.

Thanks for Nothing: Fur Coats Becoming "Gifts" You Can't Wear Anywhere

| Posted 12.27.2011 | Style

Like Hollywood, set to ban the sale of fur in 2012, Chicago is no longer a fur capital.