Denver residents may be interested in an article that discusses the issues that women face regarding the diagnosis of heart problems. Gender differences may play a part, but some are working to equalize diagnosis and treatment.
Colorado men who are prescribed treatment for low testosterone are often able to apply a cream, a gel or a patch to their skin and see benefits. However, for some men this might be considered a medication error because heightened levels of the male hormone could heighten their risk of heart attacks and strokes, even death. The United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Drug Administration recently opened a probe into popular testosterone therapies for men after research was released showing the drugs' dangers.
Colorado residents contemplating surgery may be interested in a recent announcement by Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina that a patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease had surgery for neurological problems at their facility on Jan. 18, 2013.
Colorado residents will soon find it easier to research medications and the problems associated with them. The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, have announced a new initiative called openFDA that is intended to make the agency's database of injuries and complications related to medication easier for the public to access. The agency is also creating an application that will allow software developers to build programs while making use of the government data.