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A Dysfunctional Side of Medicine

submitted by: admin on 06/20/2018
Over the past decade there has been a 10 fold increase of the number of retractions and only a 44% increase in journal articles. Some retractions are from errors but many are from misconduct. At the heart of the problem is an economic incentive that fuels a hypercompetitive environment that fosters misconduct, sensationalism, and attempting to publish in high...

Americans Demand More Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
In a recent public poll, it was found that 72% of Americans want to expand medical research as soon as possible. They feel that research is the way to improve health globally, that we need more science, technology, math, and engineering, that the military deserves better health care, are willing to share personal health records, and conduct research on how to...

Antidepressants Increase Mortality in ICU Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  A Harvard study in May of 2012 reviewed the records of more than 10,000 patients admitted to the ICU and found that if they were on antidepressants that their risk of dying was 73% higher. They also found that 17% of these patients were on SSRI or SNRI antidepressants! This risk remained elevated for one year after discharge. People with acute coronary...

Bringing Transparency to Big Pharmas Research

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The European "FDA" or European Medicines Agency (EMA) is in the process of opening its drug industry's research to independent researchers  so they can test company claims and expose product deficiencies. This will bring long sought after transparency to Big Pharma's research and claims made on their behalf. Both the FDA and...

Can We Afford Medicaid Expansion?

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
 There seems to be a conflict between the Democrats, the Replicans and the States as to whether we can afford to expand Medicaid.  People believe that the Republicans think is costs too much and that the Democrats believe that we can save on fraudulent and unneecessary costs.  Dr. Len thinks they are both wrong.  How can our government say...

Different Political Parties Have Different Views About Health Care

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
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Doctors and Nurses Use CAM More than the Public

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Three of every four US healthcare workers use CAM for prevention. MDs and RNs used CAM services more than their assistants. Thirty eight percent of the US uses CAM services such as supplements, meditation, chiropractic, Pilates, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. The reasons healthcare workers used CAM was for back, neck, and joint pain. Yet only 1.5% of total...

Does Tamiflu Work?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  The World Health Organization and the CDC class Tamiflu as an essential drug and many countries have stockpiled the drug at great expense. However, in a recent article in the Public Library of Science, this premise is being challenged. Roche Pharmaceuticals has refused to release the scientific research related to this question. The public is paying...

Healing From Within with Richard Miles

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
What we think disease is has changed remarkably in the past 100 years. There were three theories, the God punishing one, the evil spirits theory, and the miasmatic theory, that were common thought.          

Health Reform, Over 50 Years With Lonnie Bristow, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
Dr. Bristow is a former president of the national AMA and reviews the challenges he has faced in health care throughout his distinguished career. He also presents his ideas for solutions to what we're now facing in health care from the points of view of cost, availability of insurance, the epidemic of chronic diseases, and the safety of medications.            

Just Because a Company Does Public Service Does Not Mean it is Selling Healthy Products

submitted by: admin on 11/22/2014
The November 2014 issue of the Journal of :Public Policy and Marketing asked the question, "Do companies that 'do good' sell unhealthy food?" Let's make it easy. Should you believe that because Coke and Pepsi support the Olympics and many other worthy events in our culture mean that soft drinks are good for the human body? In...

Mad Cow Disease

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
The USDA does little to protect the US public against Mad Cow Disease. While there are less than 200 cases of reported of BSE, because of its suspected long incubation period, there is still concern.

Obama's Health Care Summit Feb.25, 2010

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
The purpose and agenda for this historic debate is reviewed and discussed. President Obama's effort to win bipartisan support in an open meeting on C-Span is presented.

PLoS Rejects Tobacco Funded Research

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The Public Library of Science no longer will publish information funded by the tobacco industry because they have only one sell tobacco. They believe their "scientific" papers are marred by conflicts of interest.          

Public Disclosure of Clinical Trials

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
A lack of openness about designs and results of clinical trials, coupled with inadequate oversight of off-label use of drugs and adaverse events, puts consumers of health products at risk. There is also the aspect that government sponsored clinical trials are paid for by the public, yet they must purchase the information when results are published in medical...

Radical Healthcare Reform and the Future of Medicine

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
  Health care reform (HCR) is a necessity, but little true HCR is on the table for either Democrats or Republicans. Republicans want to privatize or abolish Medicare and Democrats want to increase taxes to fund skyrocketing health care costs. Neither approach represents HCR; they merely address how the present health care system might be sustained. Dean...

Senator Ted Kennedy

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Senator Kennedy's life of public service and dedication to bringing health care to all Americans is celebrated. It is ironic that it was his seat that was lost to the Republican Party and was the vote that made the process more challenging.          

Should Medical Journals Release Articles to the Public?

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
Our taxes pay for NIH's research, so what is published is really our property. Why then should we have to pay for access to this information. The conflicts of interest between medical journals and NIH are discussed.

Should You Take the Swine Flu Vaccine?

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
This vaccine is a scam. The data supporting its value is non-existent and the risk for side effects untested. There are no studies proving its effectiveness and the illness is less dangerous than the regular flu.

What You Can Do to Allow Your Doctor to Treat Cancer Integratively

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  It is a felony in the State of California for an MD to treat cancer with anything except surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Yet, legislation was passed in 2004 making it legal for MDs to use any complementary and alternative therapy (CAM) so long as they do not try to dissuade patients from mainstream therapies and they do no harm. We need...

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