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Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients are Commonplace

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
There are more than 100,000 deaths from the expected side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and more than 2 million events requiring hospitalization. Mistakes in administering drugs in the hospital are now commonplace. We have problem!          

Babies Born to Abused Mothers Have More Morbidity and Mortality

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
The lifestyle of abused mothers is often not healthy for the child. The question of drug and alcohol use as well as poor diet, sleep, and stress all are factors leading to effects on the fetus. Their impact is discussed.

Biennial Mammograms are Sufficient to Screen for Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 11/23/2019
  According to researchers at the University of California Medical Center, and published in the March issue of Internal Medicine, screening for breast cancer every two years is preferrable to yearly screens when doing mammograms. This was based on a study of 900,000 women. It appears that this applies to women from the age of 50-94. Mammograms picked...

Both Diet and Exercise are Helpful in Weight Loss Programs

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Both exercise and dieting are helpful in weight loss programs. Being thin is insufficient in maintaining good health; exercise is also necessary. Fitness is still possible for people who are overweight. Even relatively thin people who do not exercise can have a high percentage of body fat.      

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....

FDA Stalls on Evaluating Avandia

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
  Even though Avandia increases both heart attacks and heart deaths the FDA has been lax in dealing with this problem. The incestuous relationship between the FDA and Big Pharma is disclosed.

Health Care Has Become a Business with Raymond Francis

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
Indigenous peoples live an average age well beyond 100 years. They lived healthy lifestyles and ate natural food and exercised. We have fundamentally changed the parameters of human existence. We have poor food and load ourselves with toxins and live with high stress. This is why we're not healthy.

Importance of Exercise for the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
Exercise is especially critical in the elderly. As we lose our youth it becomes easier to lose our strength and fitness and it takes longer to get our fitness better. Walking 3 days a week does a lot to support healthy aging, better mood, and mental acuity. Exercise allows the body and mind to adapt and do more work with less energy.

Knowing the Reputation of Your Hospital and Doctor

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Not every hospital is the same and outcomes are different. You can get this information on the Internet. The differences in survival and quality of life are substantially different. There is a tendency for MDs to not report mistakes, especially if it can be covered. The consequences can be devastating to the MD. There are about 100,000 deaths from...

Level of Exercise Predicts Quality of Life and Longevity

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2014
A study out of University College London published in the April 2014 issue of BMJ.com showed that low levels of physical function that included grip strength, chair rise speed, and standing balance predicted longevity and quality of life in mid-life.  Scientists followed 5000 people aged 53 for 13 years. There were 177 deaths, and those with...

Medical Residency Training Reform

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Medical experts are calling for resident working hour restrictions to prevent medical errors from medical resident fatigue and lack of supervision. They called for sweeping changes in the design, supervision and financing of US hospital residency programs to protect both patients and medical residents in training from serious, preventable medical errors, and...

More Harm Than Good in Women Over 70 From Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 04/01/2014
In a paper presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference on March 21, 2014, studies out of the Netherlands concluded that doing mammograms in women from age 70-75 as a screening test did not reduce the incidence of advanced stage breast cancer or save lives. They did report that doing mammograms in this age group led to unnecessary overdiagnosis and overtreatment...

NSAIDs

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  This class of drugs should be removed from our pharmacies. Problems associated with these drugs include, GI bleeding, ulcers, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, atrial fibrillation, miscarriage, elevated blood pressure, congestive heart failure and more! They account for 30,000 deaths annually and more than 300,000 hospitalizations. There are...

The Art of Resting with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Sleep deprivation is common and shortens life. When overwhelmed, taking a break for a few minutes will allow your brain to shift and work more effectively. Taking many short breaks a day lead to more productivity and happiness.            

When is it Important to Take Your Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The AMA reports that noncompliance with regard to prescription medication is the cause of excessive hospitalization, morbidity, mortality, and overall healthcare costs. The article fails to address those patients who suffer from adverse drug events and their related costs. They state that health costs go up about $300 billion annually because of drug noncompliance,...

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