All the healing arts -- Naturopathy, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine and even Nutritional Therapies -- are under attack by Wikipedia.

A new Kickstarter project aims to produce a hard-hitting book that exposes Wikipedia's bias, disinformation, malicious defamation and deliberate omissions. THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN NEEDS YOUR DONATION TO BECOME A REALITY. There are only 17 days left. CLICK HERE TO DONATE what you can: even $5, $10 or $25 can make a difference. #WikipediaWarning

hospitals

Five things hospitals don't want you to know


Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises
600 strains of an aerosolized thought control vaccine already tested on humans; deployed via air, food and water
The 21 curious questions we're never allowed to ask about vaccines
Italian court rules mercury and aluminum in vaccines cause autism: US media continues total blackout of medical truth
CDC admits it has been lying all along about Ebola transmission; "indirect" spread now acknowledged
Whooping cough outbreak at Massachusetts high school affected only vaccinated students
Orthorexia Nervosa - New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet

Delicious
(NaturalNews) Why does the same treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cost $99,690 at one hospital and $7,044 at another hospital just 30 miles away? For decades, hospitals have kept their price lists secret. These price lists, also known as "charge masters," are no longer secret; they were released last year by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Robert Laszewski, a former health insurance company executive, wrote to The Huffington Post, "The charge masters are totally irrational." At one time, hospitals based prices on healthcare costs and their need for profit that would allow them to invest in upgrades for their facilities. Now, those prices are simply distorted and have no justification to them.

Numerous operations are unnecessary

In a piece titled "50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You," Marty Makary, MD, told Reader's Digest that nearly 25% of operations are unnecessary, but administrators tell doctors to do more. Hospitals push doctors to perform more procedures to generate more money, and it even happens in some of America's top hospitals.

A healthcare expert at Harvard business School, Robert Huckman, said that, when a hospital doesn't make as much money as it wants from one source, it looks to make up the difference through over avenues. One way they can make up that difference is through the uninsured, who almost always pay the full price of a service.

Your doctor may have a financial relationship with vendors

Makary also shared that some orthopedic surgeons have agreements with device manufacturers. Some surgeons make millions with these agreements and perform a record number of implants for that company. According to Dr. James Rickert, if your doctor has a financial relationship with a vendor, you'll likely get a device from that vendor even if it's more costly or less suitable for you.

You may not need that MRI

MRI machines are expensive, and you may be paying the cost. According to James Rickert, MD, "Some doctors hire practice management consultants to help capture more revenue." Consultants typically want orthopedic surgeons to get an in-office MRI machine; this makes doctors financially conflicted. Putting in an MRI machine means they'll order more MRIs, so they won't lose money on it.

According to an article by TIME, the use of CT scans and MRIs have rampantly increased in the last 15 years. Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman, a professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, and her colleagues reported that the use of CT scans tripled between 1996 and 2010. Dr. Smith-Bindman and her colleagues also reported that MRIs have increased from 17 scans per 1,000 patients to 65 scans per 1,000 patients. Some experts are concerned about the increased radiation exposure for patients.

Our doctors aren't perfect

As Peter Provonost, MD, PhD, put it, "Doctors, especially Johns Hopkins doctors, didn't make mistakes. If you did, you suffered your shame silently." One day, while working a 36-hour shift at Johns Hopkins Hospital, hungry and sleep-deprived, Dr. Provonost says he could have caused permanent brain damage. He says incidents of that nature could be prevented if hospitals had standardized checklists for common procedures. He makes a good point, because airline pilots and NASCAR teams have them, but doctors don't. Dr. Provonost thinks this is "partly because it's so important for us to believe in the myth that doctors are perfect."

Click here for more on this topic written by the author, Jeanette Padilla.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

http://www.rd.com

http://healthland.time.com

http://www.rd.com

About the author:
Jeanette Padilla is an experienced herbalist and iridologist. Read more health articles from her at Sunshine Natural Healing, or follow her on Facebook

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.