Hospital news, articles and information:
|11/10/2014 - A nurse's union is claiming that healthcare workers who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first Ebola patient on U.S. soil, were told by hospital administrators to keep quiet about treatment conditions at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital or they would be fired.
|11/4/2014 - Out of the 76 healthcare workers who crossed paths with deceased Ebola victim Thomas Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, two have come down with the disease. If the disease would have been properly identified the first time Duncan went to the hospital, more precautions could...|
|11/3/2014 - An assessment of the state of American healthcare compiled by The Associated Press (AP) has revealed that the nation is ill-prepared to deal with a large-scale Ebola outbreak. Even if the disease emerged in just small, isolated clusters, the existing medical infrastructure would quickly crumble, claims...|
|11/2/2014 - Should pockets of Ebola suddenly begin to break out across the U.S., hospitals and acute care facilities would be quickly overwhelmed and unable to handle the massive influx of patients and those who believe that they might have the disease. An Associated Press (AP) investigation found that, generally...|
|10/30/2014 - A national nursing union says it has been hearing from healthcare professionals all around the country since the Dallas Ebola outbreak, and most say their hospitals are simply not equipped or prepared to handle anyone who may contract the disease.
National Nurses United, which held a conference call...|
|10/27/2014 - As word around Washington, D.C., spreads that President Obama plans some sort of executive action on amnesty for millions of people in the U.S. illegally, a noted government watchdog has said that the president may be planning something far more ominous: bringing scores of patients sick with the Ebola...|
|10/27/2014 - Medicare is public insurance that covers some or most, but never all, medical expenses for folks 65 and over. One has to enroll with Medicare Part A, which helps cover most hospital expenses, and there is no premium involved. One has to request Medicare Part B and make small premium payments to extend...|
|10/26/2014 - Dear reader, you may be familiar with the "Until Every Child Is Well" song from the commercials of a prominent Boston hospital. Just in case you aren't, for review purposes, here is a portion of the song:
I wanna give you a world that's free from struggle;
Wanna build you a world where you can spread...|
|10/24/2014 - Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas says it is "deeply sorry" for how its staff bungled the handling of Ebola, which left one patient dead and at least two nurses infected with the virus. In a recent full-page letter published in the local newspaper, the hospital's CEO apologized for the facility's...|
|10/22/2014 - One of the nurses who was present during the treatment of "patient zero" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has come forward with allegations of serious administrative failures that put workers at risk. Briana Aguirre, who has worked at the hospital for three years, says she and other staff...|
|10/22/2014 - The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that anyone who cared for Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital could be at risk of contracting the disease.
The admission by Dr. Tom Frieden following news that...|
|10/19/2014 - Common sense would lead you to believe that the U.S. government would be doing everything in its power, now that Ebola has reached American shores, to combat the deadly virus. But if you assumed that, you would be mistaken.
Most people don't know that there is an Ebola screening machine; it is currently...|
|10/17/2014 - After failing for months to prepare the U.S. for the eventual arrival of Ebola, the federal government and, in particular, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are scrambling to put a plan in place, now that a third person in the country has been diagnosed with the disease.
Only, as so...|
|10/16/2014 - Fear of Ebola is quickly spreading across the country on the heels of the first domestic death from the disease and on news that a second American has contracted the virus.
Fear boiled over on October 12 when health officials were dispatched to the Los Angeles International Airport, as well as a...|
|10/15/2014 - Dozens of staff members from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas came into direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first Ebola victim to die in the U.S. The Associated Press (AP) says roughly 70 healthcare workers from the hospital were involved in the care...|
|10/15/2014 - An Ebola virus which government authorities have repeatedly assured us all would never come to America in the first place is now spreading uncontrolled through medical staff members of the Dallas hospital where "patient zero" Thomas Duncan was being treated.
"A second Dallas hospital worker who provided...|
|10/14/2014 - There are 5,723 hospitals in the United States, and only four of them have level-4 biohazard isolation facilities. The other 5,719 are just "regular" hospitals with rooms that are no more secure against Ebola than your own bedroom, most likely.
Because the Ebola outbreak continues to spread out of...|
|10/11/2014 - While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there's already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools.
|10/9/2014 - When the first stray case of Ebola came to America, it went unidentified for several days, traveling from Liberia to Dallas, Texas, on multiple flights. After heading to a Dallas hospital, the patient's case still wasn't properly identified, and he was sent home with useless antibiotics. Health officials...|
|10/7/2014 - With a death toll now exceeding 3,400 in Africa, Ebola now poses a threat to entire countries and medical systems. Still, there are no travel restrictions on West Africans coming into the US. By now, shouldn't Ebola be taken a little more seriously, especially since it can potentially go airborne?
|10/4/2014 - When "patient zero" first showed up at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas with what have now been determined to be some of the early symptoms of Ebola, he was reportedly turned away by hospital staff, who handed him a regimen of antibiotics and told him to basically just go home and sleep it off.
|10/2/2014 - The Dallas Star-Telegram is now reporting what might be the greatest fear of any parent with a child in public school:
At a news conference at noon Wednesday, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said students attending four different Dallas Independent School District schools...|
|9/25/2014 - If Ebola ever makes it to the U.S. unannounced, very few hospitals, if any, have the right tools in place to properly handle it. This isn't necessarily because they don't have enough beds or protective equipment, but rather because they don't have a suitable or legal way to properly dispose of the resultant...|
|9/7/2014 - The mental healthcare systems in this nation are even worse than the hospital system. Staffs are underpaid, and institutions release mental patients to cut expenses. These people are sent out onto the streets with a handful of psychiatric drugs, adding to the homeless, among whom many are vets that...|
|9/3/2014 8:00:37 PM - It may seem obvious that any time is a good time to be well, but it rings even more true now than it did even a couple of decades ago. The threats to our health are continuously growing, and even places that are deemed safe and therapeutic have become contaminated.
So why is it more important than...|
|8/22/2014 - An interventional measure that some hospitals have put in place to combat the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs" is actually causing more of them to emerge, suggests a new study published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. So-called antiseptic baths, which are meant to sanitize...|
|8/14/2014 - Walk through any run-of-the-mill hospital today and one will notice that there's more emphasis spent on keeping patients in bed connected to machines than there is helping patients stand to see the light and hope outside. Caring nurses are basically put to work in tunnels that have very little natural...|
|8/13/2014 - Where women choose to have their babies -- either in the hospital or at home -- is the subject of much controversy these days. Some say home births are safer and lead to fewer complications, while others insist that maintaining the status quo is the better route. But here are 10 compelling reasons why...|
|8/13/2014 - The southeastern U.S. is quickly becoming a hotbed of deadly "superbugs," suggests a new study published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Researchers from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) found that overall, community hospitals throughout the southeast...|
|8/10/2014 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Healthy People 2020" initiative states a goal of vaccinating 90% of the nation's healthcare workers with the influenza vaccine annually by 2020, a goal well underway. A separate DHHS goal aims to vaccinate 80% of all U.S. employees annually with...|
|8/9/2014 - This summer at a hospital in the Philadelphia area, a psychiatric patient drew a handgun and shot his caseworker in the face, killing her. Psychiatrist Lee Silverman ducked behind his desk, grabbed his pistol and emptied the chamber at patient Richard Plotts, striking him several times.
|8/6/2014 - The VA hospital system has come under fire recently, ironically around the same time that Obamacare enrollments were initially pushed. The main concerns have been VA eligibility applications "lost" and long waits that have left many needing urgent care or having gone beyond care, as in dead. There have...|
|8/5/2014 - Something's fishy about the official stories we're being told on Ebola. Things don't add up, which is why I'm posing these twenty-one important questions we should all be considering:
#1) How can U.S. health authorities claim there is zero risk from Ebola patients being treated in U.S. hospitals...|
|8/5/2014 - Since the 1990s, under the advice of their physicians, one in 10 pregnant women have been painfully injecting themselves in the stomach with a needle containing anticoagulant medicine that has now been found to be completely ineffective.
For the treatment of thrombophilia, abnormal blood clotting...|
|7/17/2014 - Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America)....|
|7/16/2014 - 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...|
|7/13/2014 - Get ready to see some mind-blowing videos on a diverse range of subjects.
First, let's start with a fun one: my B-17 "bombing run" over Austin, Texas. Last weekend, I took a flight in one of only nine remaining B-17 Flying Fortress bombers that can still fly. Over 12,000 of these were made in the...|
|6/29/2014 - A newly issued report by a U.S. senator found that more than 1,000 U.S. veterans likely died in the past decade because of malpractice in regard to a lack of proper and timely care from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers.
The report from Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., himself a physician,...|
|6/6/2014 - The current scandal surrounding the Veteran's Administration hospital in Phoenix, in which "secret" appointment lists contained scores of veterans -- some of whom died while waiting months for an appointment or treatment -- is just a precursor to what is sure to happen throughout the country after all...|
|6/1/2014 - A pair of American hospital workers who got sick after coming in contact with a patient suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have since tested negative for the virus, which can often prove deadly, according to a Florida health official.
Reuters and other news agencies reported...|
|5/23/2014 - A strange new illness that the media claims originated in the Middle East has struck dozens of hospital workers and potentially many others across Florida and throughout the Southeast. ClickOrlando.com reports that the MERS virus, also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, can kill up to one-third...|
|5/20/2014 - The horrific Veterans Administration scandal, in which scores of patients on a "secret list" reportedly died after spending as long as a year without treatment, has widened. CNN correspondent Jake Tapper recently grilled White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough over President Obama's usual scandal...|
|5/15/2014 - The family of a newborn baby boy who died following routine vaccinations has been awarded a modest cash sum by the government after state officials determined that the doctor who administered the shots, as well as the hospital where it all took place, was guilty of gross negligence for using expired...|
|5/13/2014 - Sometimes people feel worse when they're in the hospital, and now all the jokes about iffy hospital food or long waiting room times can be put to rest. Turns out, there's truth to mood changes and worsening health while in a hospital, and it may be due to something as mundane as the lighting.
|4/26/2014 - It has long been recognized by intelligent observers that a global superbug pandemic is inevitable. Humanity has created the perfect conditions for it: global nutritional deficiencies, weakened immune systems, high population density, high-speed international travel and systemic abuse of antibiotics...|
|4/26/2014 - If you live in Western New York and ever need to be admitted to the hospital for a hip or knee replacement, you could end up being assaulted or sexually harassed by your surgeon while under the knife. At least, this is the case at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, where an orthopedic...|
|4/23/2014 12:09:33 PM - It seems that staff workers and federal police officers at a hospital in Charleston, SC, aren't too fond of giving out free soda refills.
An onsite construction worker at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration hospital admits to having refilled his soda several times in the hospital's cafeteria...|
|4/17/2014 - According to the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America Report, in the United States, the rate of hospital-related medical harm is estimated to be over 40,000 people - every day. In fact, in the United States alone, over 2 million people (each year) are victimized by...|
|4/15/2014 - An 80-year-old Los Angeles area grandmother had frozen to death in a hospital morgue freezer while vainly attempting to struggle out. This is the stuff of more refined horror movies and novels.
You may have noticed articles about people discovered alive after being officially pronounced dead on Natural...|
|3/28/2014 - If a jumbo jet crashed into the ocean every single day, it would roughly equal the number of Americans who die each day following superbug infections acquired at U.S. hospitals. Far from being some hyped-up scare story, that's actually the conclusion of none other than the CDC, which has now publicly...|
|3/25/2014 - UK hospitals have incinerated over 15,000 aborted babies to heat their buildings while telling mothers their aborted babies were "cremated," an investigative report has shockingly uncovered. The aborted babies were shoveled into "waste-to-energy" ovens that combust biomass to generate heat in the same...|
|3/23/2014 - As contemporary hospitals cling to hasty, drug and surgery birthing procedures, more women are deciding to take a natural approach to birth. Women are beginning to feel more comfortable giving birth in their own home under the care of a midwife, rather than succumbing to surgery-based hospital care,...|
|3/14/2014 - A devout 56-year-old woman was held captive in a psych ward for nearly five days after a strange series of event cascaded before her.
The woman, who seeks to remain anonymous, is a self-published author who enjoys writing on spiritual topics. She was taking part in a 15-day spiritual fast at the...|
|3/7/2014 - Thirty-year-old John Verrier died in a NYC emergency waiting room on January 19 after waiting eight hours for hospital care due to a rash, reported ABC News. Reports confirm that his named was called at least three times over the facility's PA system since his 10 p.m. arrival, yet hospital staff failed...|
|2/21/2014 - A new study finds that dying from a stroke could be linked to meteorological conditions at the time of affliction.
Scientists presented their findings at the American Stroke Association's recent International Stroke Conference, which was held in San Diego Feb. 12-14. There, researchers said data...|
|2/20/2014 - What happens to you if you are fairly healthy, over 75 years of age and self-sufficient, and you go to the doctor or hospital because you have asthma, develop bronchitis, catch a virus or get pneumonia? Do doctors take advantage of the elderly, even after running tests and finding nothing wrong? Do...|
|2/1/2014 - The American medical industry has become a con, an economic hoax, bloating prices to unthinkable levels for simple medical services. It's obvious that the medical industry tries to rake in as much as they can from insurance companies as patients are caught in the whirlwind. It's hard to blame them,...|
|1/17/2014 - A common procedure used by doctors to evaluate the health of their patients' internal organs has been identified as the cause of multiple "superbug" outbreaks at several U.S. hospitals. A new report published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has found that filthy endoscopes, which are inserted...|
|1/14/2014 - For sure, most people who work in the healthcare field do so because they care about taking care of folks and making people well. But at the same time, it is the way in which they make their living, so, like the rest of us who still have a job in Obama's economy, they expect to be paid for their services.
|1/8/2014 - Horizon Healthcare Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is the latest U.S.-based medical facility to enter the "hall of shame" for its audacious trashing of the Hippocratic Oath. This is after it was reported that hospital administrators there recently fired a pregnant nurse for refusing to get a flu...|
|1/5/2014 - A tonsillectomy gone horribly wrong has left a California family in a desperate struggle to save the life of a family member who is slated to be pulled off life support against the family's will. The San Francisco Gate (SFGate) reports that officials at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland...|
|12/20/2013 - A Connecticut couple is fighting to regain custody of their 16-year-old daughter after she was forcibly abducted by Boston Children's Hospital (BCH) in Massachusetts, where her parents had voluntarily admitted her for medical treatment with a family specialist. According to an in-depth investigation...|
|12/9/2013 - A growing number of expectant women in America are reverting to a more natural, less invasive approach to child birth. As the price of a contemporary hospital delivery goes up and becomes more invasive, women are opting out and going to midwifery maternity care centers for a more calming child birth...|
|12/3/2013 - Americans are supposed to have the freedom to enjoy a plethora of liberties, among them, freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. And yet, as our post-constitutional period deepens, we begin to realize that the Bill of Rights seems more like a quaint anachronism instead of basic human rights...|
|11/21/2013 - A 15-year-old Connecticut girl remains held by Boston Children's Hospital, a victim of the hospital's "kidnap and ransom" operation, traditionally called "K&R." K&R is not usually seen in hospitals, and that's what makes this story so bizarre and disturbing.
Boston Children's Hospital kidnapped the...|
|11/8/2013 - As if the millions of Americans set to lose their existing health insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare was not bad enough, a recent survey by Watchdog.org has found that many top hospitals across the nation will no longer be accessible to the average person with a new "eligible" plan. In fact,...|
|10/27/2013 - Eleven years of groundbreaking research and data analysis on hospitalized Medicare patients is to be presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making in Baltimore, Maryland. The analysis has found positive evidence showing how nutritional supplements effectively lower...|
|10/15/2013 - By now, the news of that woman found dead in a San Francisco hospital stairwell after being missing for two weeks has had its day and maybe even worn out its news "legs." But the questions raised have legs of their own.
The questions concerning how it happened open a can of worms regarding hospital...|
|10/10/2013 - The cult of vaccination has stooped to depraved new lows in the United Kingdom, where government officials are now threatening to cut funding to hospitals that refuse to force their staffs to get vaccinated for the flu. As reported by the UK's MK News, struggling government-run hospitals all across...|
|10/8/2013 - Just weeks after an Ohio court ruled that medical authorities could not force chemotherapy upon a 10-year-old Amish girl against the wishes of her parents, an appeals court overturned the rule, allowing the hospital -- which profits from chemotherapy treatments -- to force this girl to receive chemotherapy...|
|9/27/2013 - It can still be found in virtually every influenza vaccine available at your local CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens pharmacy, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains an official position that it is perfectly safe when injected into a child's arm. But the heavy metal mercury...|
|9/15/2013 8:25:29 PM - A recent article in USA Today tells the story of a local, independent medical practitioner who, after 27 years of private practice, was forced to accept a buy-out by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in South Carolina. "I didn't want to be bought. I wanted my independence," Dr. Carolyn Fields told...|
|9/14/2013 - Evidence continues to mount showing that many American hospitals are brimming with disease following a recent announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). At least five patients who recently underwent spinal surgery at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob...|
|8/31/2013 - Applicants willing to work for Florida's Bert Fish Medical Center will no longer be allowed to smoke. Starting January 1, 2014, the medical center will join two other local hospitals requiring their workers to show no trace of nicotine in their system. Next year, smokers will be barred from applying,...|
|8/29/2013 - They often get looked down upon by conventional OB/GYNs, family physicians and other mainstream doctors, but midwives may actually be better equipped to safely deliver babies than the labor and delivery staff at your average hospital. This is according to a new review recently published in The Cochrane...|
|7/11/2013 - I've warned Natural News readers about this several times over the last decade: Do NOT become an organ donor! Although you may wish to help others out of the goodness of your (literal) heart, the sinister truth is that doctors routinely harvest organs from LIVING patients right here in the USA.
|7/5/2013 - A century ago, home births were the norm in the United States. Women would give birth to their babies in a comforting, familiar setting under the personal care of midwives. Fast forward to 1969, however, and 99 percent of all US mothers - having been exposed to propaganda claiming that hospital births...|
|7/2/2013 - A recent survey of hospitals found that infections, surgical errors and other medical harm contribute to the deaths of about 180,000 patients a year.
The projections by Consumer Reports magazine were based on a 2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Resources. In addition to the deaths,...|
|6/21/2013 - Rates of hand washing among workers in the healthcare industry are apparently so low that some hospitals are now setting up surveillance programs to monitor the hygiene habits of doctors, nurses and other staff members. According to a recent report by the U.K.'s Daily Mail, this is precisely the method...|
|5/10/2013 - They kill at least 100,000 people every single year, and the collective medical costs associated with treating people who contract them tops $30 billion a year, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics. But hospital "superbugs" have a new contender in the fight for...|
|4/11/2013 - Scientists have found there's a way to dramatically prevent serious, life-threatening infections-- including those caused by especially dangerous and hard-to-treat superbugs. It doesn't involve Big Pharma drugs or toxin-laden chemical treatments. Instead, the germ-busting substance is the metal copper....|
|3/15/2013 - A stay in an intensive care unit (ICU) may actually cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and published in the journal Psychological Medicine.
"We usually think of PTSD as something you develop if you go to war, are...|
|3/12/2013 - What is intended to help keep germs away and patients safe resulted in second- and third-degree burns for a young girl from Oregon, who recently had to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair the damage caused by using too much hand sanitizer. In a bizarre and highly-unfortunate turn of events, a combination...|
|3/8/2013 - The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA) has evidently managed to insert enough input into the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure only registered dieticians with the ADA have ultimate power in hospital care diet prescriptions.
|3/6/2013 - This past fall, I worked with about 150 healthcare workers in 26 states who were required to get a flu shot to keep their job. I'm happy to report that the vast majority were successful. But I gained some disturbing insights from this national perspective regarding flu shots that have implications for...|
|2/24/2013 - Every state legislator in the U.S. takes an oath to uphold their state and federal Constitutions. However, in the real world, those oaths can apparently be meaningless. Last year, I wrote about state laws that allow children to consent to vaccines and other medical treatments. These laws clearly...|
|2/6/2013 - A major procedural botch at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Western New York may have been responsible for exposing at least 700 diabetic patients to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and even HIV. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System was recently...|
|1/22/2013 - If you live in the United States and work in the healthcare field, your personal freedom to make your own healthcare decisions may soon be on the chopping block, that is if it has not already been nixed. According to reports, an increasing number of hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country...|
|1/22/2013 - It is obvious nowadays by watching, listening, or reading mainstream media news that there is a plan, a goal to get as many people vaccinated as possible. The flu vaccine, one of the biggest hoaxes pounded into people's brains, is not just a choice anymore for uninformed victims. It's becoming a mandate...|
|1/4/2013 - A clever opponent attacks precisely where its enemy is most vulnerable, but don't expect it to just stop there. In what may soon become the newest, most fatal consequence in the marriage of conventional medicine and irresponsible, narcissistic technology, an emerging family of drug-resistant bacteria,...|
|1/2/2013 - What's going on in the land Down Under? It seems that, more and more, one of the world's enduring democracies is becoming more like Castro's Cuba or Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, especially where medical rights are concerned.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the mental health...|
|12/26/2012 - In this high-tech world, sometimes it's better to rely on a low-tech solution or, in this case, no tech.
A new study to be published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal found that dogs can be used to sniff out Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, the element that is responsible for...|
|12/20/2012 - At least five patients undergoing heart valve replacement surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a non-profit hospital in Los Angeles, California, got more than they bargained for recently when a heart surgeon infected them with a potentially deadly human skin bacteria. According to reports, the unidentified...|
|12/5/2012 - It is a horror story, no matter where you are from.
Gustl Mollath, now 56, was locked up in a high-security psychiatric hospital nearly seven years ago after being accused of making up a story about money laundering activities at a major German bank.
It turns out he may have been telling the truth...|
|10/31/2012 - Researchers from the University of Calgary (UoC) in Canada have come up with an unconventional new method of treating bed sores that they say could help save health systems around the world billions of dollars every year. As reported by BBC News, doctors from the school have devised double-padded underpants...|
|10/27/2012 - New data released as part of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study on pregnant women has found that delivery complications are on the rise among women who give birth at American hospitals. According to the figures, the number of women who experience heart attacks, strokes, severe...|
|10/21/2012 - All the technological advancements taking place within the medical system today are supposed to make it easier and more efficient for doctors, nurses, and hospital staff to monitor and assist patients. But according to a number of medical device experts that spoke at a recent meeting of the National...|
|9/24/2012 - If you want to get a good look at the future of healthcare in America, compliments of the "Affordable Care Act," the monstrosity reform law known not-so-affectionately known as Obamacare, look across the Atlantic to Great Britain. Because of that law, our system is set to become nearly as socialized...|
|9/16/2012 - A New Zealand dairy farmer who overcame life-threatening pneumonia using intravenous vitamin C injections is staging a protest at the hospital that wanted to kill him rather than administer the unconventional treatment. On September 15 from 12-2 p.m., Allan Smith will protest Auckland Hospital's continued...|
|9/6/2012 - Parkland Hospital has just agreed to pay a one-million-dollar fine for creating a series of patient nightmares. Since 2011, the Dallas hospital has been under federal oversight for "widespread patient-safety problems," reports The Dallas News.
But new specifics have come to light. Jessie Mae Ned,...|
|8/31/2012 - Imagine being admitted to the hospital and told that you need to have a stent surgically installed in your body to treat a blocked artery, only to later learn after the surgery that you were just fine, and that your doctor was simply trying to generate more profits for the hospital system. This is precisely...|
|8/30/2012 - The age of antibiotics is over. It's history. There are no more patented chemical antibiotics in the pipeline. The drug companies have all but abandoned antibiotics research, leaving humanity to suffer the fate of a wave of drug-resistant bacteria -- superbugs -- that the drug companies actually helped...|
|8/1/2012 - If you haven't heard of the US-funded Dawood Military Hospital in Afghanistan you aren't alone. The "Auschwitz-type" conditions, as one lawmaker put it, were allegedly covered up by top US military commanders to put a better face on the Afghan war, which has caused a tremendous controversy among political...|
|7/27/2012 - This is the transcript of an interview with health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord. See the original video on TV.NaturalNews.com
Health Ranger: Welcome, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger with NaturalNews talking about food freedom today, and we have a very special guest: a health freedom...|
|6/28/2012 - A recent news story described a newborn being taken away from her mother shortly after birth because of the mother's refusal to allow the child to be vaccinated with a Hepatitis B vaccine. In my law practice, I hear stories from time to time about newborns being vaccinated in the hospital after birth...|
|6/24/2012 - The population has been led to believe that birthing in the hospital is the best option to having a safe delivery for mother and baby. While hospitals may provide the best environment for high-risk pregnancies (which account for six to eight percent of births worldwide), there are healthier alternatives...|
|6/22/2012 - The economic situation in Greece is only continuing to worsen, as reports indicate that hospitals and care centers throughout the nation are running completely out of medicines, and many healthcare workers are now voluntarily providing care services without pay.
Strapped with spiraling debt, the...|
|6/20/2012 - The autism research industry experienced a major loss recently after it was discovered that a freezer at the Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., had failed. According to reports, one-third of "the world's largest collection of autism brain samples" that were being stored...|
|6/4/2012 - MRSA strain CC5 has emerged as one of the first bacteria to be resistant to all antibiotics, meaning that this hospital acquired infection is now potentially the most dangerous threat to hospital patients.
In the findings of a new study, published by the American Society for Microbiology, it was...|
|6/3/2012 - Here goes the last great American sanctuary from intrusion- bathrooms with spy cams. Going to the bathroom has now been monitored in a hospital in NY where sensors were placed on the doors to identify workers entering and exiting and cameras placed to view sinks to insure proper hand hygiene. We are...|
|5/31/2012 - As more and more bacteria and organisms in the world become resistant to the things that used to kill them, which in turn has kept humanity relatively safe and healthy, there is new evidence that a deadly strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now becoming resistant to last-ditch...|
|5/24/2012 - Increasingly, Americans are being hit with strains of flesh-eating bacteria, and worse yet, hospitals themselves are harboring the nasty bugs.
The condition, known as necrotizing fasciitis - a serious infection of the skin and soft tissues - has manifested itself in a number of people recently, with...|
|5/15/2012 7:26:04 AM - The antibiotic resistant bacteria, MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphlococcus aureus) which first appeared more than 50 years ago, is now being increasingly used as an indicator for the quality of hygiene in hospitals.
The MRSA stain first became prevalent around the time antibiotics were first introduced....|
|4/25/2012 - Many people still think of hospitals as places where the sick become healthy, and where disease is nursed into wellness -- but these notions could not be further from the truth. Besides being cesspools of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" and filth in many cases, dozens of U.S. hospitals, including children's...|
|3/30/2012 - When Veronica Olguin brought her then three-month-old daughter Selena to the hospital back in October to be treated for a high fever and bronchitis, she had no idea that the young girl would end up leaving with nine fingers instead of ten. WTSP 10 News in Tampa, Fla., reports that Emily Anna Stutz,...|
|3/29/2012 - Another shocking case of tyrannical, overzealous social workers and hospital staff has unfolded in Pennsylvania, where a mom who just gave birth in an ambulance to a healthy baby girl was threatened by a government social worker and accused of not allowing her child to receive "medical treatment." (A...|
|3/28/2012 - Prescription drugs and the combination of those drugs and other medications are taking a heavy toll on elderly Americans, leading to risky hospitalizations, mental decline and death. And some of those drugs are worse than others.
A study published last November in the New England Journal of Medicine...|
|2/7/2012 - If you ate only McDonald's chicken McNuggets every day for practically every meal, what do you think your health condition would be like in 15 years? One British girl, 17-year-old Stacey Irvine, recently found out the hard way that such a diet severely destroyed her health when she was rushed to the...|
|2/6/2012 - Daniel Hamm, a former pharmacist at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, could have faced 10 years in prison for pilfering (watering down) morphine with saline solution and stealing prescription painkillers, but instead gets 5 years of probation and some community service. Hamm pleaded guilty...|
|1/30/2012 - Tainted pharmaceuticals from unnamed manufacturers are confirmed to have killed dozens of people, and likely many more, in Pakistan. Reuters reports that thousands of doses of contaminated heart drugs freely distributed by the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, a government-run hospital in Lahore, caused...|
|1/20/2012 - Anyone who has ever looked at an itemized hospital or doctor bill already knows just how absurdly inflated the nation's healthcare costs truly are. But when 28-year-old Alexis Rodriguez from New York recently received a bill from Bronx - Lebanon Hospital for $44 million, something told him that pneumonia...|
|11/6/2011 - Many people still assume that hospitals are generally clean, sanitized places where harmful pathogens would have a difficult time surviving. But a new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control says otherwise, having found that nearly half of all hospital rooms tested were contaminated...|
|10/4/2011 - A shocking new study conducted by the National Institute of Aging just revealed that one fifth of Medicare nursing home patients with Alzheimer's or other dementia were sent to hospitals for "questionable reasons" in their final months, often enduring tube feeding and intensive care that prolonged their...|
|9/23/2011 - Prostate biopsies are outpatient procedures and performed so often they must be safe, right? You'd better think twice about that assumption. In fact, if you are a man considering a prostate biopsy, you'd better keep reading -- because it turns out these procedures are not as safe as they are hyped to...|
|9/22/2011 - Following swine flu emergency declarations in 11 states, Washington D.C., American Samoa and the entire U.S. in 2009, hospitals around the country began implementing new flu vaccine mandates for their employees. Healthcare workers who worked for decades without getting vaccinated were suddenly faced...|
|8/25/2011 - Being microchipped is now being spun as a method of protecting the health of hospital patients. To help mask the practice of this bodily invasion with a trendy, high-tech appearance, microchipping sensors are being referred to as "electronic tattoos" that can attach to human skin and stretch and move...|
|8/22/2011 - Dependence on antibiotics has spawned a plethora of antibiotic resistant pathogens, such as MRSA bacteria, which are becoming epidemic. Most, not all, of those antibiotic resistant microbes were generated in hospitals. Some doctors and hospital administrators are forced into looking at copper and silver...|
|8/20/2011 - Doctors treating an otherwise healthy Indian farmer, who was recently admitted to a hospital near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, in India, were shocked to discover that the man, identified as "Ryalu," had a lot more than simple digestive problems in his pain-stricken abdomen. According to The Telegraph, Ryalu's...|
|8/10/2011 - It feels like a horrific tale about barbaric medical practices from ancient history: people with a life threatening heart condition are subjected to bloodletting until they become anemic. But this is no joke and it is happening right now. According to new research, hospitals are routinely subjecting...|
|7/29/2011 - They say that flying is the safest way to travel, but who would have thought that it is even safer than visiting a hospital?
Yes it is, according to the World Health Organization, which recently appointed a "health czar" to inform doctors and hospitals to take such earth-shattering measures as washing...|
|7/27/2011 - In what is perhaps the largest hospital bill case in history, Tampa General Hospital in Florida has reportedly filed a $9.2 million claim against the estate of Tameka Jaqway, a former inpatient at the hospital who spent five years there before eventually dying. Apparently the hospital never billed Tameka...|
|7/7/2011 - With radiation levels increasing accross the entire northern hemisphere the radiation your doctor uses takes on a new dangerous meaning. Physicians know that radiation is dangerous but they cannot help themselves, they love to use radiation both in testing and in treatment. Modifying physician behavior...|
|6/10/2011 - In a shocking display of utter disregard for their fellow man, staff at Edale House in Manchester, England, which is part of the Manchester Health and Social Care Trust (MHSCT), denied entry to drunk and intoxicated 41-year-old Peter Thompson, whom they left to die on a hallway floor for ten hours before...|
|5/24/2011 - Dr. Kevin Smith, a bioethics expert at the University of Abertay Dundee, Scotland, in the Journal of Bioethics, argued that homeopathy is a waste of valuable resources. In addition, government funding of Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital puts patients at risk by lending credibility to homeopathic treatment.
|3/2/2011 - "I believe what prevents men from accepting the homeopathic principles is ignorance, but ignorance is criminal when human lives are at stake. No honest man faced with the facts of homeopathy can refuse to accept it. He has no choice. When I had to face it, I had to become a follower. There was no choice...|
|1/29/2011 - Although malpractice and missing sponges have become somewhat silently accepted by the medical community there is a new alarming risk on the rise, Hospital Delirium. Hospital Delirium results from the combination of an unnatural environment, sleep deprivation and medications. It poses a silent threat...|
|12/11/2010 - Millions of preventable infections occur at U.S. hospitals every year, and hundreds of thousands of patients needlessly die or become severely diseased from them. And up until now, hospitals have not been required to disclose this information to the public. But a new government initiative that threatens...|
|12/4/2010 - Children who listen to recordings of bird songs behave more calmly when receiving medical treatment, according to those behind a new project at the Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, England.
Recordings of birdsong, rain and wind -- made by hospital children along with sound recording artist Chris...|
|12/2/2010 - Oregon state officials recently unveiled part of a state mental hospital that will replace the asylum which once served as a real-life set for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". While using the occasion to trumpet psychiatry's "modern" mental health treatment, they ignore the industry's contemporary...|
|11/29/2010 - Going to hospital these days for even the simplest medical treatments has become a high-risk activity that could result in serious injury or death. A recent story in the New York Daily News tells of Stacey Galette, a 30-year-old woman who lost both her legs due to a surgical error. Galette says she...|
|11/20/2010 - Your local hospital just might be more of a death trap than an actual health care facility. A new report issued by the Office of Inspector General at the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) says that every month roughly 134,000 hospital patients experience some type of adverse event during their...|
|10/2/2010 - It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the 1940's. Carried out by a government-employed doctor working in a psychiatric hospital, these experiments involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with...|
|10/2/2010 - My previous blog gave a modern-day description of one of the many ways that "medical fundamentalists" or "denialists" work hard to provide misinformation about homeopathy. Such behaviors did not arise out of nowhere as there has been a long history of such partisan misuse of science and journalism.
|8/3/2010 - Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, is a professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Although he works right in the heart of mainstream academic and clinical medicine, Dr. Pronovost is taking an unusual and even heroic step and speaking out about...|
|6/24/2010 - A Missouri hospital has admitted that it subjected 76 patients to 50 percent overdoses of brain radiation because a medical device had been programmed improperly.
According to the administration of CoxHealth in Springfield, a stereotactic radiation therapy device was programmed improperly after the...|
|6/23/2010 - A British hospital trust responsible for killing at least 400 people through neglect also subjected its patients to "unimaginable" suffering, an independent inquiry has concluded.
The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was blasted by government regulators last year for causing between 400 and...|
|6/15/2010 - Many hospitals in the United States are tacitly participating in the illegal organ transplant industry by not scrutinizing potential donors too closely, experts worry.
The purchase or sale of organs is illegal in most countries, including the United States, but a chronic shortage of organs for transplant...|
|6/15/2010 - A New York City hospital where a Jamaican immigrant died from a blood clot after waiting nearly 24 hours to be seen has agreed to a legal settlement that will place it under federal supervision for five years.
Kings County Hospital (KCHC) in Brooklyn came under state and federal investigation after...|
|6/7/2010 - A hospital trust where conditions were so bad that more than 1,000 patients may have died due to negligence actively tried to stop employees from raising concerns about patient safety, according to an inquiry conducted by the British Health Department.
"Staff have known about the problems on the...|
|5/14/2010 - A huge U.K. health care scandal recently shocked the public with reports that up to 1,200 patients in a British hospital needlessly died from abuse and neglect. And the worst part is that not a single worker involved has been prosecuted for his crimes.
It all started when an independent review of...|
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|4/12/2010 - The FDA has launched an investigation into how patients at several different hospitals were exposed to as much as eight times more radiation than they were supposed to receive while undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans of their brains.
The scans, known as CT perfusion, already expose patients...|
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