A University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) study of big tobacco intercompany documents released in a 1998 legal settlement shows that tobacco companies tried to keep information discovered in 1959 about radioactive substances in their products quiet for decades.
A study conducted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has found that the number of children who received emergency medical treatment after unintentionally ingesting prescription drugs has increased greatly in recent years.
I have a friend who suffers from migraines (not Rep. Michele Bachmann, though I’m sure she’s a delightful person). For years, she sought answers from Conventional Medicine, until she got some unusual advice in an emergency room.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidelines today, requiring that insurance companies ensure women are provided preventive health services at no additional cost. “Developed by the independent Institute of Medicine, the new guidelines require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventive services such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening, and contraception without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible,” read an HHS press release.
Some healthcare reform advocates worry that a problem with the Affordable Care Act could leave some families unable to afford government-mandated health insurance, because a major prevision in the law could be construed to require businesses to offer affordable insurance coverage only to individuals. Furthermore, fixing this provision could cost taxpayers $50 billion a year.
In the event of a widespread breakdown of the system, getting proper medical care will prove difficult, if not impossible. With the system unable to guarantee proper care, it’s up to each individual to take the steps necessary to ensure adequate care for himself and his family. To do this, one should begin by creating a medical supply kit.
Even though I despise most of the fraud and deceit of conventional (sometimes called orthodox) medicine, I have considered using complementary medicine, which is a combination of conventional and alternative.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, a trip to the dentist might be just what the obstetrician ordered. An Australian fertility expert, Professor Roger Hart, said he and his team of researchers have proven a correlation between gum disease and conception difficulties.
The doctor won’t see you now: Doctors are so unhappy with private health insurers that an increasing number of them won’t accept new patients, even if they have health insurance.
This is my old, favorite subject. I was drawn to it in the beginning because everybody believes “germs” spread sickness and disease. But I know that “what everybody believes” is wrong. It has been proven, without any doubt, that germs do not cause illness. Instead, they are part of the healing process. They are not contagious.