The gibberish that is an overpriced hospital bill would be funny if it didn’t represent the giant waste of money that cripples American healthcare. International research shows that the U.S. squanders more than $1 billion dollars a day on medical bureaucracy, the most in the world.
A researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has admitted that he and fellow researchers falsified data in order to hide the fact that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine increases the rates of autism spectrum disorder in black children by 340 percent when administered before age 36 months.
News of the whistleblower broke on Aug. 18 on the Age of Autism website. The whistleblower was later identified as William Thompson, Ph.D., one of the authors of the 2004 De Stefano study, which is accused of hiding the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
A new study conducted by Harvard University suggests that there may be a link between a common procedure and prostate cancer, the second leading cause of death among American men.
Most urologists in conventional medicine place high emphasis on the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to determine prostate health. Even though researchers have placed substantial doubts on the validity and reliability of the PSA test, conventional doctors continue to use the test and rely on it to determine male prostate health.
Here is the point: The literature says a low PSA number of about four indicates a normal or healthy prostate, whereas higher numbers put prostate health in doubt and even suggests malignancy. A higher number, of course, calls for biopsy and may lead to prostate surgery.
An Obamacare provision reduces Medicaid and Medicare funding by 2 percent in 2015 to healthcare organizations that do not obtain a staff flu vaccination rate of 90 percent or better. Healthcare workers are not given a choice in the matter. Had Obamacare been about choice, it wouldn’t be a mandate.
A small number of Walmart stores in the South are serving as laboratories for an idea the company hopes to expand throughout the Nation: low-cost, walk-in healthcare clinics that focus on minor medical needs, preventive treatments and management for chronic illnesses.
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, remains one big mess. Now the Barack Obama Administration is harassing hundreds of thousands of those who have signed up for the world’s biggest boondoggle, seeking verification of eligibility for subsidies they were initially told they were eligible to receive.
The documents requested include birth certificates, Social Security cards, high school diplomas, driver’s licenses, pay stubs and voter registration cards.
The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed eight cases of mumps among students at the Stevens Institution of Technology.
All eight students had been vaccinated twice with a mumps vaccine, according to multiple media reports. Attendance at the university requires student have “full vaccinations,” including vaccination for mumps, measles and rubella (MMR).
When someone is in a coma or similar medical distress and family members and doctors disagree about what to do, the story often makes headlines. The lesson from the media always is: Be sure you have a living will. The answer isn’t that simple. Often in these situations, there is a living will. It isn’t enough.
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on April 9. Last week, Federal health officials celebrated two milestones related to the Affordable Care Act. The first, which got considerable attention, was that more than 7 million people selected private health plans in State and Federal health insurance exchanges. The second, which […]