Hospital news, articles and information:
|12/2/2016 - Any American who truly believes that government-run healthcare (not just the catastrophe that has resulted from government-run health insurance via Obamacare) is a much better alternative than the private market, a) has not been paying attention to how badly the government runs the VA hospital system,...|
|11/19/2016 - At the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, researchers examined what antibiotics are capable of doing to the microenvironment surrounding patients. This is the environment we cannot see with the naked eye, the environment of microorganisms that is always interacting with us and between us....|
|11/9/2016 - Socialized medicine around the world is failing to deliver on its promise of universal, high-quality healthcare for less money, and that is especially true in the United Kingdom, despite the country's continued reliance on a failed model.
That was summed up again recently, and in a most tragic way,...|
|11/7/2016 - The establishment medical industry says that the 'next big thing' in their industry is the introduction of robots to conduct some surgical procedures. But a new study from Tokyo and New York has found that these devices have some major drawbacks with sterility.
Researchers have discovered that surgical...|
|11/3/2016 - A recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study found that antibiotic-resistant superbugs are easily transmitted within hospital environments, often via nurses' clothing and patients' bed rails.
The study looked at how superbugs are spread in medical facilities, by tracking the...|
|10/31/2016 - Twelve patients who had open heart surgery at a Pennsylvania hospital last year were infected with a rare bacterium that takes months to manifest symptoms. Six of the infected patients from WellSpan York Hospital became very ill and passed away, warranting a federal investigation into the matter. Investigators...|
|10/26/2016 - Health authorities at India's Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) have made a shocking discovery with regards to pharmaceutical distribution. It turns out that many hospitals throughout India are improperly storing the drugs they dispense to patients, and many of these same hospitals are also operating...|
|10/21/2016 3:49:29 PM - When word got out last year that a handful of hospitals throughout Florida were massively price-gouging their patients, experts predicted that the outrageous bills for services at these care facilities would quickly drop in response. But the exact opposite occurred, a new investigation has found, with...|
|10/18/2016 - "Random and inconsistent" drug price hikes are affecting hospitals - as well as patients - according to a new report commissioned by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH).
The report, which was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC)...|
|10/16/2016 - Post-heart attack survival rates can be impacted by a number of different things, but a new study shows that even what hospital you choose can affect your overall outcome.
Research has revealed that Medicare patients admitted to hospitals with better track records of keeping patients alive for the...|
|10/14/2016 - Sometimes it's the simplest things that make all the difference for health, and researchers from the UK have confirmed just that with regards to urinary tract infections (UTI). A basic mixture of honey and water, they recently discovered, is a highly effective solution for preventing UTIs in hospital...|
|10/11/2016 - When you hear the term "nonprofit hospital" what comes to mind? Are there really hospitals out there operating as charities, putting patients before profit? If these charitable hospitals are receiving tax exempt status from the IRS, why would they be paying their CEOs millions of dollars each year?
|10/9/2016 - Venezuela's experiment in socialism continues to wreak havoc on the country's economy and its people, to the point now where one-third of those admitted to hospitals – even for minor scrapes – die from shortages of key medicines.
The Associated Press reported recently that if the South...|
|10/6/2016 - Tenet Healthcare Corp. has agreed to pay more than $514 million to settle a federal lawsuit involving two of the company's hospitals in Atlanta that were found guilty of participating in a Medicaid kickback and bribery scheme.
Two corporate subsidiaries of the Texas-based health system, Atlanta Medical...|
|10/5/2016 - Any time food safety concerns take the spotlight, such as in the recent listeria-related food recalls, people are often warned that it is the sick and elderly who are most vulnerable. You would think, therefore, that the standards in kitchens that cater to this segment of the population might be held...|
|9/30/2016 - With each passing day the world learns something new and horrifying about the slow, steady economic decline and implosion of socialist Venezuela, and yet its leader, Nicolas Maduro, remains committed to the "revolution" that is destroying that once-vibrant South American oil producer.
Now, as reported...|
|9/30/2016 - The excessive use of antibiotics in humans and farm animals can drive drug-resistant bacteria to thrive. These so-called superbugs are resistant to most traditional last resort antibiotics. Despite this danger, U.S. hospitals continue to over-prescribe these drugs.
In a new report researchers from...|
|9/24/2016 - The potentially deadly Legionella bacteria has been discovered contaminating various medical devices at the University of Washington (UW) Medical Center. The hospital announced that it was responding by cleaning the devices and treating its water system with chlorine.
Legionella bacteria is responsible...|
|9/19/2016 - The ongoing "war on drugs," combined with changes in the way opioids are prescribed and tracked, was supposed to arrest a growing addiction to those medications among Americans. But a new report concludes that those rule changes may actually be having the opposite effect.
The report from the Substance...|
|9/17/2016 - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) bosses fired an employee for reporting a hospital lost 30 of its 88 vehicles and official credit cards intended for the fleet had been misused.
(Article by Luke Rosiak, republished from Dailycaller.com)
Robert Benkeser, manager at the Greater Los Angeles VA,...|
|9/14/2016 - Many people simply take it for granted that a hospital will have the necessary clean equipment on hand to deal with whatever situations might arise during surgery. However, an unusually high number of errors at The Detroit Medical Center's Midtown hospitals is giving many patients pause.
|9/14/2016 - Nearly all wastewater samples tested as part of a new study on "superbugs" were found to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to reports. Scientists, publishing their work in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that, among 11 sites tested throughout France, 96 percent...|
|9/10/2016 - Last month, a medical practice located in Plano, Texas was ordered to pay a costly settlement over the death of one its employees, who a jury determined received negligent care. Katina Clark, of Burleson, Texas, was employed by Acute Surgical Care Specialists LLP for eight years as a surgical technician.
|8/31/2016 - Even if you eat 99 percent organic food, take herbal supplements, exercise, consult a nutritionist and live responsibly, at some point you will wind up in a hospital for something – either a broken bone, severe laceration, emergency operation or maybe just to bring in a loved one for some other...|
|7/26/2016 - Last week, LifeNews reported on how a California pro-lifer captured his disturbing exchange with a notorious San Diego abortionist on video. Now, a local hospital has terminated its relationship with the abortion practitioner.
(Article by Steven Ertelt and Micaiah Bilger, republished from http://www.lifenews.com)
|7/25/2016 - Can you imagine going to the hospital for help with breathing problems and ending up in a police car? That is exactly what happened to Florida woman Barbara Dawson, in a shocking turn of events that ultimately resulted in her death shortly thereafter.
On December 21, 2015, 57-year-old Barbara Dawson...|
|7/23/2016 - It's supposed to be one of the most memorable days of a woman's life, but for New Jersey writer Liza Larregui, the day her son was born sticks out in her mind for all the wrong reasons.
In fact, Larregui said that her birth experience at a New Jersey hospital was so horrible, that she decided right...|
|7/22/2016 - Reports have emerged that dozens of children at a British psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and 70s were experimented on with a "truth serum" drug, and that many were psychologically or sexually abused.
The stories emerged after a group of "urban explorers" posted photos online of the abandoned Aston...|
|7/19/2016 - A woman living in Australia was so determined to avoid spending time in the hospital, that she actually gave birth in a rainforest stream.
When she was pregnant with her fourth child at age 39, doctors told Simone Thurber that her pregnancy would be high-risk. She says she decided to follow her gut...|
|7/13/2016 - Antibiotic overuse continues to take its toll on public health, this time in Great Britain, where a deadly new superbug is spreading throughout the country's intensive care units (ICUs). Reports indicate that the Candida auris fungus, which was first identified in Japan in 2009, has already infected...|
|6/29/2016 - Patients needing hospitalization are already in a vulnerable state. As soon as they make their way through the hospital doors, risk factors go up, and they are made even more vulnerable by their environment. Hospitals are a breeding ground for viruses and superbugs, the kind of pathogens that can severely...|
|6/28/2016 - Colleen Stefanyszyn, of the Newcastle suburb Merewether, Australia, vomited fecal matter for several days and eventually died, after a botched hysterectomy operation obstructed her bowel.
The 61-year-old mother of two underwent an elective vaginal hysterectomy surgery, performed by Dr. Oliver Brown...|
|6/23/2016 - Shellshocked by those astronomical Obamacare premiums? You might want to consider just ditching the failed health insurance "tax" altogether and paying cash for medical services on an as-needed basis because, truth be told, you'll end up shelling out far less money in the long run.
This was the recent...|
|6/17/2016 - Since 2000, the government of Venezuela has adopted new social programs in an attempt to provide food, housing, and education to everyone in the country. These social programs, dubbed the Bolivarian missions, attempted to provide free things for everyone, to help the poor and bring equality to all.
|6/11/2016 - Many veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have found relief from their symptoms in the form of cannabis. Although this treatment shows a lot of promise in dealing with a very complex and debilitating disorder, it would appear that the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center...|
|6/8/2016 - In America alone, 3 million people are affected by epilepsy and seizures, and every year brings about 200,000 additional cases. According to a study published in 2013, premature death is eleven times more common among epilepsy patients or even greater if a mental disorder is also diagnosed. In some...|
|5/28/2016 - Danielle and William Headley's four boys were seized by South Carolina Child Protective Services in July, following frustration by the parents over the care that their youngest son, Jack, now 4, was receiving at Greenville Memorial Hospital. (See original story here.) A Child Abuse Specialist...|
|5/20/2016 - Nearly two years ago, CDC senior scientist Dr. William Thompson admitted publicly that he and colleagues omitted vital information from a 2004 report which indicated that African-American males who received the MMR vaccine before reaching three years old were more at risk for developing autism.
|5/6/2016 - When it comes to "reform" at the nation's largest healthcare delivery system – which is government-run, by the way – change doesn't come easy, or at all.
New reports have surfaced that there is a vermin and insect infestation in the kitchen of a suburban Chicago Veterans Administration...|
|5/4/2016 - An anonymous member of Kaspersky Lab's research team has disclosed how easy it is for cyber-criminals to alter the way medical devices work, putting the lives of patients at risk, and potentially costing hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Computer hackers have deployed a malicious piece...|
|4/30/2016 - A shocking new science study funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health and published in the VACCINE science journal has found that nearly 10 percent of Canadian females end up in emergency rooms (the "Emergency Department" in Canadian vernacular) following HPV vaccine injections.
The study is entitled...|
|4/20/2016 - Michigan's Detroit-area healthcare system is entangled in a web of corruption, industry collusion, medical malpractice and under-the-table ownership exchanges that allow it to be absolved from accountability.
Home to cancer fraudster Dr. Farid Fata, who was sentenced to 45 years in prison for an...|
|3/31/2016 - The FBI is investigating a hacking incident that took place at a major hospital chain, MedStar Health Inc., on Monday, which caused record systems to go offline for thousands of doctors and patients. The government office is attempting to determine if the anonymous hackers are demanding a ransom to...|
|3/29/2016 - It is standard protocol for doctors and nurses to wash their hands to help curb the spread of infection in hospitals. According to a recent study, however, seniors often leave hospitals with more germs than they had walking in. In particular, the research, published in a JAMA Internal Medicine research...|
|3/26/2016 - As some presidential candidates in the United States run around telling supporters that they can provide "free healthcare" under a socialized medical scheme, one of the countries that essentially founded the concept is struggling to keep their system afloat.
As reported by Britain's Daily Mail, what...|
|3/24/2016 - What a time for the VA to have a drug theft story come out that leaves veterans without treatment. Media reports of high level corruption among top VA bureaucrats along with trashing applications have become common. To be fair, drug theft from hospital pharmacies is on the rise throughout our "healthcare"...|
|3/23/2016 - As part of our EPA Watch program that aims to test public water supplies across America for toxic heavy metals and chemicals, I just finished testing a water sample that was collected from inside the VA hospital located at 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, Connecticut, zip code 06516. Click here for...|
|3/15/2016 - Sadly, a World War II veteran spent the remainder of his life suffering amid insufficient medical care while his family was entangled in a nasty custody battle with the state of New York. Julius Corley, who served in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950s, was medically kidnapped by New York's Montefiore Hospital...|
|3/8/2016 - According to registered dietitians at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital of Loyola University Health System, poor patient "outcomes" and longer hospital stays are that end results of patients entering the hospital malnourished, and it's being classified as a disorder!
So then, what happens when you are stuck...|
|2/27/2016 - In dystopian views of human society, there's always a fear of losing control. Computers and robots are already everywhere, taking care of what used to be the responsibility of humans. In the hands of the right individuals, they can be made to serve a different purpose, one that doesn't necessarily follow...|
|2/25/2016 - A British Ebola survivor has been admitted to the hospital for the third time, following the discovery that the virus had been hiding out in her brain for months.
Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, 39, was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital when routine monitoring uncovered lingering health...|
|2/15/2016 - A hospital is arguably the most dangerous place you find yourself these days. Filled with superbugs, hospitals are also staffed by doctors who consistently fail to wash their hands, who make frequent life-threatening medication errors, and who are bribed by drug companies to keep you medicated with...|
|2/1/2016 - A young mother from Farmington, New Mexico, was left heartbroken after her newborn came back from the hospital missing a toe. A nurse at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Hospital accidentally chopped off the infant's pinky toe when removing an IV.
Mother Erica Hogue gave birth to twins via emergency...|
|1/21/2016 - A Missouri mother has been accused of medical child abuse after requesting a second opinion regarding her 17-year old son's medical care. Isaiah Rider, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare condition causing tumors on the nerves, was told he could no longer see his mother following a surgery at...|
Another plaintiff has successfully taken advantage of the Federal False Claims Act (FFCA), recovering $6.25 million for herself and more than $30 million for the federal government after a large, Northern California-based hospital network agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging misconduct and fraud against...|
|12/7/2015 - Some of the greatest dangers facing mankind are not the viruses that we try so hard to eradicate. Viruses will always be a part of our universe. The greatest dangers are the silent poisons that we've created - poisons like glyphosate which slowly and subtly subject our bodies to disease by depleting...|
|12/3/2015 - If you ever happen to find yourself stranded in Mexico, begging passersby for a little extra cash to get home, watch out! A Mexican politician is calling on folks like you to be put down with a lethal injection – a practice that she claims is already taking place in a similar, but different, way...|
|10/4/2015 - To the surprise of no one who realizes the truth about war, the United States has bombed a civilian hospital in Afghanistan that was staffed by Doctors Without Borders.
The Pentagon was trying to bomb 10 - 15 "terrorists" but ended up also killing 12 medics and 9 patients, including several children...|
|9/19/2015 - Improper sterilization of surgical equipment at Seattle Children's Hospital has put tens of thousands of children at risk of accidental HIV infection. Officials from the Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center say they are now offering free blood tests to roughly 12,000 families after it was determined that...|
|9/14/2015 - In the age of authoritarian political correctness, it has come to the point where even threats of legal action are enough to cause targeted entities to surrender basic beliefs and values, even at the cost of violating centuries-old tradition.
As reported by The Daily Caller, the American Civil Liberties...|
|9/9/2015 - Be careful where you give birth. The hospital you choose could try to kidnap your child if you fail to abide by its rules for "mandatory" medical treatment. Rochester General Hospital (RGH) in New York appears to be one such hospital. If you refuse to inject your baby with a vitamin K vaccine or give...|
|8/29/2015 - A vicious hate campaign has been waged against an internationally renowned cancer surgeon named Joseph Meirion Thomas. At first, his superiors in the medical system tried to silence him, but now they've resorted to firing him.
The courageous 69-year-old surgeon has been fired from the Royal Marsden...|
|8/28/2015 - Free healthcare for everyone isn't working so well in the socialist medicine utopia of Venezuela. A new documentary report by photojournalist Betty Zapata reveals rampant filth, lack of resources and medicine, grossly underpaid doctors, and all-around chaos at public health clinics and hospitals throughout...|
|8/27/2015 - On the first day of practicing dentistry in a real hospital setting, a millennial medical student thought it was a good idea to take home a memory. With no tact or common decency, the millennial medical student kneeled down, posed with a dying hospital patient and took a selfie. The snapshot shows the...|
|8/6/2015 - Officials at a regional medical center in Kentucky ordered the facility locked down days ago after a patient presented in the emergency room with two strains of chicken pox, prompting many to criticize the move as a gross overreaction driven by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-hyped fear.
|7/29/2015 12:17:52 PM - Every year, 75,000 people die in the United States from infections that they acquired while in the hospital. Every one of those deaths is considered preventable by good hygiene practices.
Embracing the philosophy that zero hospital-acquired infections is an achievable, reasonable and important goal,...|
|6/28/2015 - A now-shuttered hospital facility in St. Louis, Missouri, that catered strictly to African-Americans during the days of segregation has made national news. More than a dozen women who gave birth there back in the 1950s have come forward with allegations that their children, who were pronounced dead...|
|6/16/2015 - Many people today are leery of hospitals, often hesitant even to receive care for something as minor as a common cold. With constantly changing insurance hassles, record mix-ups and patients sometimes left feeling worse than when they arrived, it's understandable. Then there's the issue of your finances....|
|6/16/2015 - It's a trend that has swept through hospitals and medical clinics: the use of anti-bacterial wet wipes and alcohol-based cleaning gels that are meant to prevent the spread of disease. However, these items are actually creating ideal conditions for the spread of disease to the extent that "superbugs"...|
|5/30/2015 - A major shift seems to be taking place in how the conventional medical system views appropriate feeding protocols for newborns. A recent study found that many hospitals across the country are now ditching free infant formula handouts in an attempt to encourage new mothers to exclusively breastfeed their...|
|5/20/2015 - Army Veteran Donald Siefkin wasn't asking for much when he called the emergency room at the Seattle VA Hospital on February 27. The 64-year-old was parked just a few feet from the ER entrance and was in severe pain from a broken foot he had suffered earlier that day. The pain was getting worse, and...|
|4/18/2015 - Eleven people who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in West Africa have been brought back to the U.S., not to be admitted to high biosafety hospitals for careful monitoring but to be haphazardly housed in hotels and other unprotected places near these hospitals.
Reports indicate that one...|
|4/17/2015 - The health status of the 11th U.S. patient to be treated for Ebola has worsened from serious to critical condition, according to new reports. The unnamed patient, a health worker who was admitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 13, had initially been admitted...|
|4/2/2015 10:05:43 AM - An herbal remedy used to treat styes in the 9th Century has been used successfully to kill MRSA.
MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 9, is an antibiotic resistant bacteria that kills tens of thousands of people every year. Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Texas Tech...|
|3/24/2015 12:38:25 PM - An orthopedic surgeon and author of a recently released book detailing the pitfalls of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) says the law was designed to essentially crash the U.S. healthcare system, paving the way for complete nationalization.
Already the law has caused scores of rural hospitals to close,...|
|3/22/2015 - The national news media have been hyping a Disneyland measles outbreak all winter long in an attempt to gain public support for mandatory vaccinations. Still, after looking at the ingredients in vaccinations, informed parents agree: MMR vaccines are one of the worst pharmaceutical products you would...|
|3/3/2015 - She became the face of the Ebola crisis during its publicity peak last fall. But nurse Nina Pham, the first known case of an individual contracting Ebola within the U.S., is now suing the parent corporation of her former employer, which she says violated her personal privacy and left her chronically...|
|2/21/2015 - Measles fear-mongering is all the rage right now, but lesser-publicized reports about deadly superbugs suggest that a much bigger public health threat might be your local hospital. Over the past several years, nearly a dozen patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) in Seattle, Washington, have...|
|1/20/2015 10:58:40 AM - 17-year-old Isaiah Rider was taken from his mother and is now a ward of the state, with new foster parents, following state orders for all his medical "decisions." The true mother, Michelle Rider, has been trying to regain custody of Isaiah for 11 months now.
When she demanded a transfer of her son...|
|1/20/2015 - Where has America gone? President Obama is about to give a State of the Union address this evening, but the real state of the Union is that under Presidents Bush and Obama, America has descended into a runaway police state where citizens are considered "subjects" who must kow-tow to corporate-sponsored...|
|1/11/2015 - Never forget that treating disease in America is a high-profit business. Health care is one of the few situations in which the for-profit business providing services to a customer doesn't need the customer (the patient) to agree to the price being charged. Instead, hospitals bill the federal government...|
|12/29/2014 - A number of acute-care hospitals closed across the United States last year -- 18 to be exact -- and experts who see a raft of new regulatory processes being heaped upon the healthcare industry in the coming years, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, believe that a wave of additional closures are ahead.
|12/20/2014 - The notion of choosing to give birth at home as opposed to in the hospital may result in some raised eyebrows, with some people adamant that a hospital is the safest, and only, way to go. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has made it clear that they are in favor of hospital-only...|
|12/5/2014 - U.S. health officials may be preparing for a new wave of Ebola patients in the country after designating 35 American hospitals as treatment centers.
In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that some state...|
|11/26/2014 - Serving mystery meat, French fries, sugar drinks and Jell-O on a tray is no standard of care, especially for a hospital, which should be leading the way -- boosting patients' ability to heal with the most nutrient-dense foods. Sadly, hospitals have evolved into conveyor belts over time, serving processed...|
|11/19/2014 - Hospitals have become crowded. Whether we are suffering from an infection or a chronic disease or we need surgery, we have relied on conventional medicine in order to get well. On the surface, it appears that modern medicine is working, as people who check in appear to get better, at least in the eyes...|
|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 4:02:09 PM - The time may be now to hold an official funeral for the death of freedom in the U.S., as "Child Protective Services" has reportedly kidnapped yet another young child from her parents. Four-month-old Kathryn Blalock of Lubbock, Texas, is currently being held at UMC Children's Hospital in Lubbock by CPS...|
|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 - 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...|
|10/27/2014 - 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...|
|10/26/2014 - 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 - 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...|
|8/13/2014 - 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...|
|8/10/2014 - 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 12:12:15 PM - It's easy for medical professionals to sweep the cause of a patient's death under the rug, to not be held liable for medical error. A hospital can become a breeding ground for deception, as death certificates can be easily faked, hiding the real cause of death. Family members can be left in the dark...|
|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...|
|12/9/2013 - 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...|
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|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...|
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