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 […]
I am trying to avoid using antibiotics but need to use something on a wound that is getting infected. I have heard that bleach can be used on a wound, but I don’t know how much or how often. What do you recommend?
Many years ago, I called fluoridation of the drinking water chemical warfare on the American people.
Sodium fluoride is added to most American drinking water under government fiat. American dentists recommend using fluoride toothpaste. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls fluoride one of the “ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century.”
Promises by the regime that patients could keep their doctor once transitioned to Obamacare have proven as false as the rest of the regime’s promises.
Obamacare has nothing to do with healthcare. It’s a big government boondoggle designed to transfer wealth, further enrich the medical-pharmaceutical-health insurance complex, limit choices and steal away medical freedom.
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones, was originally published by ProPublica on March 3. Some of the Nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies have slashed payments to health professionals for promotional speeches amid heightened public scrutiny of such spending, a new ProPublica analysis shows. Eli Lilly and Co.’s payments to speakers […]
One in seven American women is currently suffering from breast cancer. The medical establishment pushes annual mammograms as the gold standard for early detection of breast cancer, with the idea that early detection reduces mortality. But a new study published in the British Medical Journal shows that annual mammograms do nothing to reduce mortality rates beyond that of “physical examination or usual care.”
In the study performed by Canadian researchers, 89,305 Canadian women aged 40-59 were enrolled and randomly assigned to one of two groups: one that receive mammograms and one that did not. During the study period that encompassed 25 years, 3,250 women receiving mammograms and 3,133 not receiving them were diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those 3,250 receiving mammograms, 500 died from breast cancer. Of those not receiving mammograms, 505 died from breast cancer.
Drugs like Prozac®, Celexa®, Lexapro® and Zoloft® are known as selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and have been prescribed not only for depression, but for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dementia, social anxiety, premenstrual syndrome and compulsions for gambling, shopping, overeating and sex. As of 2007, antidepressants are the most widely prescribed medications in America.
SSRIs are associated with varied side effects; and individual reactions have been reported, including mass shootings. This means one person can experience unpleasant effects, while another person may not respond in the same way. For this reason, SSRIs must be monitored closely by a physician or licensed therapist. Side effects include nausea, sexual dysfunction, migraine, diarrhea, drowsiness, insomnia, weight gain and increased agitation and restlessness.
Medical care in the U.S. for seniors appears to be in jeopardy and soon not even available at all for ages 75 and above. Even now, qualification for Medicare for any age may be means-tested. I believe that it may become illegal in the U.S. to hire private physician care outside of Medicare.
The CDC and the FDA are nothing more than taxpayer-funded marketing arms for the medical-industrial complex. They are used to provide government-sanctioned legitimacy to a host of fake “diseases” created in labs along with their cures: expensive pharmaceuticals and tests for diagnosis.