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Are MDs Sleep Deprived?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
We all know that doctors in training are sleep deprived. Recent data shows that a lot of practicing MDs are also sleep deprived. Lack of sleep leads to medical errors and patient suffering and mortality. MDs in training are abused because of the fraternal nature of medical training and also because it saves millions of dollars for training programs to work MDs...

AstraZeneca Pulls the Plug on Free Trips for Doctors

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
  As a pharmaceutical industry first, AstraZeneca is stopping payments to doctors for attending international medical conferences. They are making it sound like they are leaders who want to do the right thing...it only took them half a century to figure this out. Do you think this is a move pressured by something other than their benevolence? Their commenton...

Big Pharma Disclosesures on MD Payments

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The pharmaceutical companies regularly entice physicians to use and support their products by giving them perks. At last they are being required to disclose their financial and other gifts so that their behavior is transparent.        

Congress Cuts Medicare Benefits: Is This the Change We Need?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
President Barack Obama's campaign for presidency tag like was that he'd bring us "The Change We Need." He promised there would be no cuts in health care and that we would provide health insurance coverage for millions of more Americans. However, now that the US budget is a huge challenge, he's signed legislation that can cut up to 2% per...

Death and Dying with Phillip Scott

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Life is a cycle and is natural. Doctors who have not come to terms with their own mortality cannot give good advice on dying. Working with physicians, families, spiritual leaders, and patients is very important. Making decisions about possible treatment can be challenging when patients are dying. How much treatment and what kinds are appropriate? Every situation...

Defensive Practice in the Emergency Room

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
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 Overuse Medicare Services?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Mixing medicine and business lead to conflicts of interest. There are many cases where hospitals, clinics, and MDs overcharge Medicare and situations where they are restricted from delivering good care.

Does Chiropractic Help with Cervical Headaches?

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
  There is a clear bias against chiropractic manipulation by most of mainstream medicine, but it is changing from public demand. There is a growing body of impressive evidence that it works for low back pain and for relieving headaches in people with cervical disc disease. In a meta-analysis of 9 studies, 6 showed a positive benefit from chiropractic....

Drug Company Representatives

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Drug reps know how to sway doctors to use the drugs their company makes using a variety of social techniques. The accuracy and legality of how they operate is discussed. Off-label usage is reviewed.          

Drug Side Effect Disclosures From Our MDs

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
MDs do not discuss all the side effects of medications; there is simply not enough time and they are trained to recommend drugs as the primary treatment for illness. And, Big Pharma does not disclose all side effects.        

Falsifying a Resume, Is it Common Among Research Physicians?

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
There is big money and prestige in medical research and examples are cited. About 1.5% of researchers anonymously admitted falsifying data. The clinical consequences are serious.

Health Care Reform: A Physician's Point of View

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
Dr. Lonnie Bristow and Dr. Len held a town hall meeting on health care reform with the two MDs from different perspectives. The issues discussed include the insurance industry, big pharma, hospitals, universal health care, and solutions we support. We need a health care reform that includes wellness and prevention as well as health care for all.

Hospital Infections

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018
The incidence of hospital acquired infections is on the rise. Hospital staff are not taking responsibility for washing hands or changing clothing, because they are too much in a hurry. 90,000 deaths occur annually from this cause.

How MDs Balance Work and Home Life

submitted by: admin on 12/16/2018

How MDs Balance Work and Home Lives

submitted by: admin on 10/04/2013
An article published in the August 2013 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reviewed 7200 MDs and 900 of their partners and found that there was more burnout and depresssion and more work-home conflicts in MDs working longer hours, are younger, are female, and who hold academic positions at teaching medical centers.  Medical training...

Is There Something Neither the CDC nor Your Doctor is not Telling You About the Flu Shot?

submitted by: admin on 10/24/2018
Disinformation, fear, and confusion is what the CDC, White House, FDA, and WHO have created in the great infection deception during the 2009-10 Swine flu "pandemic." And they are at it again! By proclamation, these groups continue to lie to us by telling us that we should all be getting our flu shots once again to prevent the disability and deaths from...

Many MDs Believe they Overtreat

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
A survey of US primary care MDs revealed that 42% believe they administer too much medical treatment. The reasons are related to malpractice concerns, clinical performance measures, inadequate time with their patients. They believe that are paid more to do more and exposed to legal punishment if they do less. Medicine is now a business first and a service when...

MD's Ignore Back Pain Guidelines

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
MDs use what works for them rather than what is recommended by specialized boards. A review of mainstream and CAM approaches are considered.            

MDs admit being unqualified to deal with obesity

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
  An article In the December 2012 issue of the British Medical Journal reports that 56% of MDs felt they could not help obese people lose weight. They felt that measuring the body mass index (BMI) and putting people on low calorie diets would be a major step forward. For the time being they felt that dieticians and nutritionists would be better at helping...

MDs Fail to Promote Prevention

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
A Bastyr University study showed that patients with type 2 diabetes who were being followed by MDs did better in controlling blood sugar levels when they received naturopathic care over 6 months. This points out that MDs don't practice the lifestyle measures that naturopaths recommend. Prevention is for the most part given lip service in mainstream medicine.  Conventional...