By: Terry Graedon April 26, 2017 2 Comments
    Ice on the Face Could Counteract Shock

    EMTs and other first responders may be getting an old tool to use in a new way. A simple bag of ice water may be able to counteract shock. Research reported at the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting de…

    By: Terry Graedon June 13, 2016 3 Comments
    Do You Need to Stop Your Anticoagulant Before a …

    Doctors frequently advise people to stop taking certain medicines prior to surgery or an invasive intervention like a biopsy. Anticoagulant drugs are especially likely to trigger such a warning, sinc…

    By: Terry Graedon May 23, 2016 13 Comments
    Did Turmeric Cause a Frightening Nosebleed?

    We often write about the benefits of natural remedies. It is important to remember, however, that nearly any compound that has desirable effects might also have some effects that are unwanted. Many bo…

    By: Terry Graedon November 9, 2015 3 Comments
    Afrin Nasal Spray Helped Stop Persistent Bleedin…

    There are a number of home remedies that readers have found helpful in staunching bleeding from a simple cut. If you look this website over, you will find many testimonials to the ability of ground bl…

    By: Joe Graedon October 19, 2015 46 Comments
    Turmeric Raises the Risk for Severe Bleeding

    We commend any effort to control health problems with nondrug approaches such as food choice, exercise, meditation, stress relief and so on. But we caution that it is critical to understand that even…

    By: Joe Graedon August 10, 2015 1 Comments
    Pot Marigold Leaves Stop Cuts from Bleeding

    Cuts and scrapes that bleed are part of everyday life. Direct pressure and a bandage are the recommended first aid. When a bad cut won't stop bleeding-or when any cut is spurting blood, indicating an …

    By: Terry Graedon July 20, 2014 22 Comments
    Was Xarelto Responsible for Lethal Internal Blee…

    Do you know what adverse reactions your medication might cause? Doctors might prescribe one of the newer anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban (Xarelto) without stressing that there are potentially dead…

    By: Terry Graedon June 30, 2014 16 Comments
    Black Pepper Saved Her Husband’s Life in a…

    People stare at us in amazement when we say that black pepper can stop bleeding from a household cut. The first thing they want to know is how much it hurts: almost not at all. The second thing is how…

    By: Terry Graedon April 16, 2012 4 Comments
    Seaweed Stops Bleeding

    Q. Some time ago you mentioned that coffee grounds can stop bleeding from cuts in the kitchen. I have another alternative that I learned at a cooking class. I cut my finger within the first couple min…