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Addiction as a Teacher with Gary Gwilliam, JD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Gary tells the story of how he struggled with his own personal addiction and what it took to deal with it. He became an overachieving, highly successful trial attorney. The pattern of his drinking changed and he shares the story with us.              

Defensive Medicine in Orthopedics

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2017
A new survey of orthopedics surgeons showed roughly a third of the imaging tests they ordered, such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, are meant to protect them from lawsuits rather than for the benefit of the patient.  Defensive medicine, where physicians order diagnostic tests of little benefit largely to protect themselves from lawsuits, are up as high as...

Defensive Practice in the Emergency Room

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2017
ER physicians are at particular risk for law suits and they tend to over-test people to protect them from making diagnostic errors; they don't know these patients. As a result this drives up the cost for health care.    

Do MDs Learn From Their Mistakes?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
MDs generally don't admit their mistakes unless they are caught. There are a lot of potential repercussions from bringing a mistake into the limelight. Mistakes are actually very common.          

Do You Need the Swine Flu Vaccine?

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2017
Do you need to take the swine flu vaccine? Some medical centers require taking the vaccine. Scare tactics are a powerful tool to intimidate people into taking the vaccine. The CDC has been concealing their data regarding the need for the vaccine. CBS did its own study on the incidence of swine flu and their numbers were much lower than those of the CDC. One person...

Don't Underestimate the Power of Big Pharma

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Merck Pharmaceuticals murdered 50,000 people by causing heart attacks and strokes from their drug, Vioxx, that they knew would cause these problems, yet they still withheld this information from the FDA and the general public. Merck's internal records that we supoened under the Freedom of Information Act dislosed that they were aware of these problems...

Epidemic of Failing Artificial Hips

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Tens of thousands of metal on metal artificial hips are failing years earlier than expected and are requiring a second surgery to take the old device out and put in a new one. There has been no tracking system to follow how they do, although after the fact a tracking system is being implemented by orthopedists now. This is coming at a price of about $1 billion....

Ethics and the Law for Mind Body Healers with Midge Murphy, JD

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Midge wrote a book to guide energy medicine practitioners to protect them from legal issues. Energy boundaries are discussed and case examples given. Evaluating a patient's suitability for this kind of treatment is discussed.        

Flawed Genes Account for less than One Percent of All Diseases

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  According to editorials in August of 2012 from Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo, and Elizabeth Renter of NaturalSociety, it has been estimated that less than 1% of all diseases are caused by flawed genes! Because the influence of our environment on genes (epigenetics) usually determines the expression of our genes, our lifestyle becomes very important...

Holistic Law: Finding My Soul with Gary Gwilliam, JD

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Finding one's soul as an attorney is about discovering who we are and what our purpose is in everything we do. Work as an attorney tranformed into understanding who a client is and what they need for healing. Education becomes the most important aspect of what we do whether an MD, school teacher, or attorney; it is about teaching healing.

Is Practicing Nutrition Without being a Registered Dietitian a Crime?

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
  In states like North Carolina, it is against the law to provide nutritional advice even for free if you are not licensed by the American Dietetic Association. This means that, under the law, you could not advise a diabetic to avoid sugar unless you are a registered RD! While it is only a misdimeanor, it is punishable by fines and even imprisonment....

Learning Through Relationship with Gary Gwilliam, JD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Gary tells the story of his journey through his own failed personal relationships and what it took to find a relationship that works. He attributes his success to being authentic and knowing the purpose of his marriage.

Marijuana: Medical Usage

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2017
Legalization of marijuana at the state level does not supersede federal laws that prohibit its use. The relationship of the mafia with the government is discussed. There are many medical uses for this drug.

Reporting Medication Errors

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2017
Doctors generally don't report medication errors because there's so much fear when a mistake is made. Practicing medicine is very difficult and doctors need to be fully engaged with their patients, rather than detached and scientific. MDs have their own lives that are filled with challenges and this takes away from giving their full attention; errors are more...

Should Big Pharma be Protected Against Law Suits for Unlabeled Side Effects?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  In 2011 there was a US Supreme Court ruling that pharmaceutical companies making drugs during the life of their patent are liable for inadequate safety warnings on the label of the drug. In June of 2013 the same court ruled that generic drug producers were NOT liable for law suits related to adverse drug reactions not printed on the label so long as...

Smoke-free Laws are Effective

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to a Mayo Clinic study published in Archives of Internal Medicine in October 2012, that compared the risk of heart attacks and sudden cardiac death for 18 months before and after legislation for smoke-free environments. There were 33% fewer heart attacks and17% fewer sudden cardiac deaths after the laws went into effect. The actual numbers...

Smoking Causes Unnecessary Deaths

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Smoking accounts for more than 400,000 deaths every year in the US. The causes are identified and the mechanism of action discussed. Stronger controls to prevent these unnecessary deaths are needed.

Supreme Court Backs Vaccine Makers

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2017
The Supreme Court ruled that federal law shields vaccine makers from product liability, and lawsuits from State Courts seeking damages for a child’s death or injury from a vaccine side effect. 

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The Hip Resurfacing Scandal

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  According to an article in the NY Times in January of 2013, it appears that Johnson and Johnson, the manufacturer of the DePuy metal on metal hip resurfacing prosthesis, knowingly and willingly sold this product even though they had full knowledge that it was defective and would cause widespread disability, suffering, and even deaths. More that 10,000...