HEALTH RISKS

Ren in Health risks
January 1, 2020

Don’t be a Guinea Pig – The Importance of Knowing What You Put Into Your Body

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” When I went off to college and traded my parents’ home-cooked, farm-grown three meals a day for cheap cafeteria food, boy did that distinction become apparent. But I think we can take that old saying a step further. Yes, you are what you eat.

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Ren in Health risks
December 28, 2019

Flesh-Rotting Bacteria in Heroin Now Linked to Several Poisoning Deaths

The conversation on heroin has almost always centered on overdose and for a good reason. The statistics on heroin overdoses are frightening (more on the statistics later). But now a new threat has appeared on the horizon. Now, it’s not just overdosing that addicts and their family members and loved ones have to worry about.

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Ren in Health risks
November 13, 2019

Aging, Substance Abuse, Leads To Spike In Cancer Deaths

A recent news report in U.S. News opens with, “Due to population growth and aging, the number of cancer cases worldwide is expected to jump 60% by 2040 – but unhealthy lifestyle habits are likely to make the surge even larger.” That’s a pretty shocking statement.

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Ren in Health risks
March 28, 2019

How to Heal from a Surgery While Avoiding Addiction Risk from Painkillers

No one wants to undergo surgery, but it is sometimes necessary or desirable. Anything from a simple wisdom teeth removal to an appendectomy for a ruptured appendix or a C-Section for a pregnancy complication, all of these count as surgeries.

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Ren in Health risks
June 28, 2018

Drug Abuse Linked to Shorter Life Spans

While most people know that drug and alcohol addiction is risky to one’s health, most don’t know the gruesome details as to exactly how damaging drug use and alcoholism are to one’s health. When people abuse drugs and alcohol, they shave hours, days, even years off their overall lifespan.

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