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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in hospitals likely came from industrial livestock farms

11/11/2014 - Many people would like to think of a hospital as a safe refuge, a place that will monitor and, hopefully, help restore health. However, according to a new study conducted by UK researchers at the University of Edinburgh, the very place designed to improve ailments may be a hot spot for a particular...

85% of U.S. hospitals have provided virtually no Ebola treatment training to nurses

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...

Small clusters of Ebola would completely overwhelm US hospitals - AP investigation

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...

AP investigation: US hospitals nowhere near ready for Ebola

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...

US health officials desperately trying to get 20 hospitals ready to safely treat Ebola

10/30/2014 - Hospitals all across the country are scrambling to equip themselves for a potential Ebola outbreak after major protocol failures at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas left at least two health workers infected with the illness and one patient dead. The goal is to get at least 20 hospitals...

U.S. State Dept. to transport foreign Ebola victims to U.S. hospitals for treatment

10/29/2014 - First we were told that Ebola wouldn't come to America. Then we were promised the best way to keep Ebola out of America was to eliminate quarantines and travel restrictions. Now, to the astonishment of nearly everyone, the U.S. government is planning to deliberately transport Ebola-infected foreigners...

U.S. hospitals to be flooded with Ebola patients imported from West Africa

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...

Medicare fines record number of hospitals for excessive readmissions

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...

Hospitals and nursing homes: places of health and healing?

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...

5,700 hospitals in the United States; only four have biohazard isolation units suitable for Ebola patients

10/15/2014 - The mouthpiece of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Thomas Frieden, thinks Americans should calm down about the whole Ebola outbreak and just trust the government. In the event of more Ebola cases, he recently stated, the CDC is now considering simply shipping patients off to...

NY hospitals conducting Ebola drills to prepare for possible pandemic outbreak

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...

82% of Ebola patients are being turned away from hospitals to die at home, spreading infections to family members

9/29/2014 - A lack of available hospital beds in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries at the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, is leaving many families with nowhere to take their sick and dying. More than 80 percent of Ebola patients, in fact, are being turned away from hospitals...

US hospitals are unprepared to handle Ebola-contaminated waste

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...

Hospitals - why it is more important than ever to steer clear of them

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...

Life-threatening, infectious bacteria develop resistance to antiseptic used in hospital baths

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...

Natural sunlight in hospitals would improve health and well-being of staff and patients

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...

Hospitals to begin monitoring your credit card purchases to flag 'unhealthy' habits

8/10/2014 - What you buy at the grocery store, where you live, and even your membership status at the local gym are all subject to a new data collection scheme by the American medical system. Reports indicate that hospitals and doctors' offices all across the country are now collecting this and other personal information...

Employee Vaccine Mandates: Observations of a Vaccine Rights Attorney

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,[1] a goal well underway. A separate DHHS goal aims to vaccinate 80% of all U.S. employees annually with...

Five things hospitals don't want you to know

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...

Hospitals conduct unnecessary medical screenings purely for profit, not medical need

6/27/2014 - Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group serving as the people's voice in the nation's capital, is accusing HealthFair Health Screening of promoting unnecessary and untargeted screenings to patients. The LA Times reports that the consumer group sent letters to eight hospitals requesting that they...

UCLA hospitals switch to grass-fed, antibiotic-free beef and chicken

5/3/2014 - Employees in the healthcare industry are now reaping the benefits of healthy, organic food while on the clock, according to UCLA Newsroom. The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, have added much healthier choices to their cafeteria menus. Employees can now get...

Deadly 'superbugs' escaped hospitals, now infecting homes

4/24/2014 4:11:40 PM - One of the most virulent pathogens known to man is no longer just a threat at dirty hospitals, according to a new report. For the first time, the antibiotic-resistant superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been identified in common households, and researchers from the Columbia...

Hospitals engineer plans to make insurance companies obsolete

4/18/2014 - Thanks to the train wreck of the government's Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, large regional sick care providers and hospitals are sniffing the air for solutions that cut out insurance providers completely. The complexity of Obamacare appears to be more of an insurance company...

Cleveland hospitals begin to embrace Chinese herbal medicine

4/1/2014 - The practice of Chinese herbal medicine is currently suppressed in the US, but this is changing as patients call out for alternatives. Herbal medicine is downplayed in America, not because it's ineffective, but because its principles are simply not taught to medical doctors. It's not studied; it's misunderstood....

Has a plague already arrived? 205 Americans die each day after acquiring superbug hospital infections

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...

Many hospitals ignore protocols that would prevent infections

3/2/2014 - With 100,000 Americans a year killed by healthcare-associated infections and adding approximately $33 billion in excess medical costs, you'd think something isn't being done the way it's supposed to be. And that's a fact, according to the most comprehensive study on hospital infection protection...

Hospitals price gouge 20-year-old man with massive overcharge on appendectomy surgery

1/10/2014 - A man who took his shocking $55,000 appendectomy bill to Reddit has stirred significant controversy about the outrageous costs of medical care in the present-day United States. Questions about the affordability of not only healthcare but also emergency care, loom large during the age of Obamacare, which...

America's top hospitals to be excluded from Obamacare

12/11/2013 - One of the reasons why U.S. healthcare is expensive is because some of the world's best hospitals are based in our country. That's not the only reason why, mind you, but let's face it: things of higher quality tend to cost more. But there will be none of that "best quality care" available for most...

Another Obamacare surprise: Major hospitals all across the country not included under new insurance plans

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,...

UK government threatens to cut funding to hospitals that refuse to force vaccines on staff

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...

Physicians are being swallowed up by hospitals - Healthcare costs on the rise

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...

Hospitals may have infected at least 15 patients with mad cow-like disease via infected surgical instruments

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...

How consistent hospital error is having a deadly effect on the healthcare system

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,...

Covert surveillance program in NY hospitals uses hand-washing compliance excuse to spy on workers

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...

Desperate to stop superbug infections, hospitals are now turning to robotic UV sterilizers

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...

Clostridium difficile antibiotic-resistant infections rapidly spreading in hospitals worldwide

4/8/2013 - Two closely related strains of clostridium difficile, better known as C. diff, have become resistant to antibiotics, allowing them to spread rapidly to hospitals around the world, according to a new study. The researchers have also managed to show how the bacterium traveled from place to place, country...

CDC admits to flu vaccine's ineffectiveness as huge influx of flu victims fills hospitals across the country

1/25/2013 - Untold thousands of people from nearly all 50 U.S. states have continued to flood hospital emergency rooms in recent weeks due to widespread outbreaks of flu-like symptoms. And because many of these people have already been vaccinated for the flu this season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

More hospitals promote breastfeeding by forgoing unhealthy formula samples

10/22/2012 - A recent NY Times (NYT) article covered the trend of more and more hospitals no longer giving out free samples of infant formulas to birthing mothers provided by the manufacturers. The article cited expert consensus for the benefits of breast feeding and the infant formula manufacturers' understanding...

UK hospitals on the verge of collapse as socialized medicine fails

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...

The last antibiotic: Drug companies run out of weapons against the very same superbugs they helped create

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...

Spy cams installed in NY hospital bathrooms to monitor handwashing

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...

Hospitals serving up flesh-eating bacteria?

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...

Large hospitals spread MRSA superbug

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....

Many US hospitals, including children's hospitals, continue to serve McDonald's fast food in their cafeterias

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...

Commonly prescribed drugs and hospitals are killing and harming the elderly

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...

Doctors at several Canadian hospitals routinely accepted bribes from patients to expedite surgeries in publicly funded health care

3/19/2012 - One of the major pitfalls of government-run universal health care is long waiting lists for patients who require involved procedures, a situation that often devolves into a "black market" of medical care where patients willing and able to fork over large cash sums are able to move to the front of the...

Hospitals stored dead children's brains in jars

2/15/2012 - British hospitals secretly removed dead children's brains without parental consent and stored them for more than a decade, The Sun reported in January. The story broke when police visited several parents, including Hannah Cheevers, to tell them that their children's organs had been discovered at...

Hospitals install spying cameras to track hand washing rates among medical workers

12/21/2011 - Roughly 100,000 people die every year from hospital-acquired infections, and many of these could be prevented if more medical workers simply remembered to wash and sanitize their hands throughout the day, say experts. One way some hospitals are drastically increasing hand washing rates is by installing...

Hospitals raking in cash from unnecessary surgery for dying seniors

10/29/2011 - Doctors and hospitals in the United States have a financial incentive to perform surgery on dying seniors because Medicare is guaranteed to pay for it, and most of the procedures fail to improve the patients' lives at all. Several colleagues from the Harvard School of Public Health recently reported...

How hospitals violate healthcare worker vaccine rights - with impunity

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...

Hospitals mislead patients about benefits of robotic surgery

5/25/2011 - A majority of the estimated four in 10 hospital websites in the United States that publicize the use of robotic surgery, tout the superiority of robotic surgery over conventional surgery, despite a lack of scientific evidence to support that claim, a new Johns Hopkins study finds. The promotional...

Patients who enter hospitals are at high risk of potentially deadly infections or medical mistakes

4/26/2011 - Americans may be putting their lives at risk every time they are admitted into a hospital. Hospitals are responsible for protecting and restoring our health, but they have instances of professional negligence and fatal errors. The April 2011 issue of Health Affairs tackled the theme of the quality...

Deadly new 'superbug' sweeps Southern California hospitals, nursing homes

3/27/2011 - Move over methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), there is a new "superbug" in town. Reports from CBS 2 in Los Angeles say that a deadly new bacteria known as CRKP is rapidly making the rounds in hospitals and care facilities throughout Southern California. According to reports, the bacteria...

Deadly medical errors still common in U.S. hospitals

2/21/2011 - In spite of a decade of efforts to improve patient safety, dangerous medical errors are still common in U.S. hospitals, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and published in the "New England Journal of Medicine." "Hospitals are places where medical...

Hospitals to begin publicly reporting preventable infections, deaths they cause

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...

Antibiotics and Hospitals Cause Alarming Rise in Life-Threatening C Difficile Infections

11/11/2010 - An old bacterial nemesis is becoming more deadly and its incidence is increasing at alarming rates in hospitals and homes across North America and Europe. Its name is clostridium difficile (C difficile) and its primary cause is antibiotic drugs wiping out bacteria that compete with C difficile. In recent...

U.S. Hospitals Secretly Promote Black Market Trading of Harvested Organs for Transplants

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...

NY hospitals agree to stop flushing pharmaceuticals down the drain and polluting watershed

6/12/2010 - Five health care facilities have signed an agreement with the New York Attorney General's Office to settle charges that they polluted the state's watersheds by dumping pharmaceutical products down sinks and toilets. In 2008, and Associated Press investigation revealed that the drinking water consumed...

Hospitals consider banning bedside flower bouquets

2/22/2010 - In an effort to prevent what they believe may cause patient health complications, some British hospitals have begun banning flower bouquets from hospital rooms. Citing the possibility of infection from bacteria in the water and the ill-conceived notion that flowers may use up all the oxygen in the room...

Cleaning Products in Hospitals Cause Respiratory Problems in Staff and Patients

4/22/2009 - A pilot study conducted by Massachusetts researchers reveals that cleaning fluids used in hospitals may pose health risks to both staff and patients. The study, conducted at the Massachusetts Lowell Sustainable Hospitals Program and published on March 27th in the journal Environmental Health, examined...

World Health Day 2009 Focuses on Hospitals and Emergency Care

4/16/2009 - World Health Day is a program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) to focus attention on the health needs of people worldwide. This year's theme focuses on the safety of healthcare facilities and readiness of emergency care workers around the world. The motto for this year is "Save lives....

Health News Update: FDA Gives Thumbs Up to Unapproved Morphine Drug While Hospitals Dump Mental Patients on the Streets

4/11/2009 - So much for "evidence-based medicine." The FDA has publicly announced that makers of liquid morphine drugs can continue selling them even though such drugs have never been approved by the FDA. Thus, the FDA -- which claims to be protecting the American public from dangerous pharmaceuticals by engaging...

Hospitals Become Major Source of Nuclear Waste

2/24/2009 - Hospitals have become a major source of nuclear waste in the United States, producing and storing millions of radioactive materials each year with no long-term disposal plan. Experts increasingly fear that such waste could pose health hazards or be stolen by terrorists and used to build dirty bombs. "Instead...

Hospitals Flush 250 Million Pounds of Expired Drugs Into Public Sewers Every Year

2/10/2009 - The Associated Press (AP) estimates that hospitals and long-term medical care institutions across the United States are dumping 250 million pounds of pharmacologically active drugs directly into public sewer systems each year. Because the government does not require health institutions to keep records...

Insurance Companies and Hospitals Use Personal Data to Deny Services

1/21/2009 - For those people looking for one more reason to stick to their health resolutions for the New Year, The Washington Post reports that health and life insurance companies use a type of consumer health "credit report" that is derived from databases containing the prescription medication records on over...

Three Southern California Hospitals Accused of Recruiting Indigents to Commit Fraud

11/18/2008 - Remember several years ago when the news story broke about a group of homeless people that were dumped by an ambulance in L.A.'s skid row? An investigation reveals that the truth is even more sinister than this, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. It appears that three Southern California...

Many U.S. Hospitals Directly Discourage Breastfeeding

10/26/2008 - The majority of hospitals and birth centers in the United States have practices that make it less likely that mothers will breastfeed, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the first-ever nationwide review of breastfeeding promotion practices in...

Nurses Exposed to Toxic Cleaning Chemicals in Hospitals; Cancer Risk Elevated

9/11/2008 - Nurses are exposed to a wide variety of toxic chemicals and radiation in the course of their jobs, and the degree of this exposure correlates with their risk of cancer, asthma, miscarriages and birth defects, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the American Nurses Association, the Environmental...

Hospitals Are a Major Health Hazard

8/18/2008 - In 1995, a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) said that, "Over a million patients are injured in U.S. hospitals each year, and approximately 280,000 die annually as a result of these injuries. Therefore, the iatrogenic death rate dwarfs the annual automobile accident mortality...

L.A. Hospitals Dumps Paraplegic Patient in Street Gutter

8/1/2008 - A Los Angeles hospital is being sued by a mentally ill paraplegic man who claims that he was dumped in a gutter and abandoned by hospital employees after being discharged. The lawsuit alleges that employees of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center drove Gabino Olvera, 42, in a van to "Skid...

U.S. hospitals plagued by surprisingly high level of MRSA superbug infections

4/18/2008 - Nearly 5 percent of patients in U.S. hospitals may have acquired a particular antibiotic resistant staph infection, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Researchers surveyed a total of 1,200 hospitals and other...

U.S. Hospitals Plagued by Ten Times More MRSA Superbug Infections than Previously Thought

1/15/2008 - Nearly five percent of patients in U.S. hospitals may have acquired a particular antibiotic resistant staph infection, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). Researchers surveyed a total of 1,200 hospitals and...

Hospitals rip off self-paying, poor customers with triple prices compared to insurance reimbursements

10/1/2007 - Hospitals in the United States have been charging self-paying patients, including the uninsured, vastly more for health services than they charge insurance providers and much more than the maximum costs allowed by Medicare, according to a 2004 study published in the journal Health Affairs. "Over...

Fast food restaurants at children's hospitals influence parents to feed their families unhealthy meals

12/6/2006 - New research states that at least 59 of the nation's 250 children's hospitals have fast-food restaurants as part of their cafeteria operations. According to Dr. Hannah Sahud -- the lead researcher behind the new study -- that is a troubling phenomenon, particularly given rising obesity rates. Dr....

U.S. hospitals fail basic hygiene standards; infections worsen

11/23/2006 - Three new studies have determined that infections in hospitals come from the unsanitary conditions in the hospitals themselves, and not from sick patients. As a result, these new studies provide evidence for experts who argue that hospitals could prevent many of the growing number of infections that...

Medication errors harm 1.5 million Americans each year, reveals IOM report

7/21/2006 - A new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reveals that at least 1.5 million Americans are made sick, injured, or killed every year by errors in prescribing or administering medication. The IOM report, which was requested by Congress in 2003, concluded that drug mistakes in hospitals are so...

New Study Shows Need for a Major Overhaul of How United States Manages Chronic Illness (press release)

7/6/2006 - Staggering variations in how hospitals care for chronically-ill elderly patients indicate serious problems with quality of care and point toward unnecessary spending by Medicare. Lower utilization of acute-care hospitals and physician visits could actually lead to better results for patients and prolong...

Hospitals may be hazardous to your health

2/2/2006 - Here are some words of caution for those of you who have someone in the hospital or a nursing home or retirement center. You have probably already figured this out yourself, but, if not, pay attention. Don't leave your loved ones in the hospital or nursing home without you being there, because the nursing...

How to survive a flu pandemic by strengthening your immune system now

9/27/2005 - With news about the coming flu pandemic now grabbing headlines around the world, the World Health Organization is finally starting to share details about its plans for stopping the next outbreak. The World Health Organization, by the way, deserves tremendous credit for warning the world about the danger...

Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system

4/21/2005 - Defenders of organized medicine are fond of saying that the United States has the best healthcare in the world, but I challenge that. I don't think we have the best healthcare in the world, I think we have the most expensive healthcare in the world. In fact, in terms of results for dollars spent, I...

The Cleveland Clinic battles with McDonald's over fast food in hospitals

1/30/2005 - One of the most ridiculous things about many hospitals and surgical centers is that they host fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Now making headlines is the heated debate between the Cleveland Clinic and McDonald's restaurants. Toby Cosgrove, director of the Cleveland Clinic and a...

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The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D: an exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Holick

In this interview, Dr. Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more.
The Healing Power of Water: an exclusive interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj

This exclusive interview with Dr. B reveals how Dr. B. discovered the healing ability of water and pioneered the emerging field of hydro-health. This is a must read report that will forever change the way you think about H2O.
Grocery Warning

How to recognize and avoid the common foods (and food ingredients) that cause disease. Names all the exact ingredients that directly cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, ADHD, behavioral disorders, mood swings and many more.
The Food Timing Diet

Revealed: The Mike Adams secret to shedding body fat, experiencing phenomenal mental and physical energy and eliminating blood sugar swings -- all while eating enormous quantities of health-enhancing (and delicious!) food. Learn why it's not WHAT you eat as much as WHEN you eat!
The Weiss Method For Better Heart Health

Radically improve your heart health in just eight weeks! Discover the natural way to prevent and reverse heart disease with Decker Weiss, NMD, a leading authority on non-invasive heart disease treatments that combine the best of conventional and natural treatments.
The Real Safety Guide to Disease Prevention

More than 80% of all chronic disease is preventable, but only if you know how. Learn the proven, yet simple prevention strategies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's and many other degenerative health conditions.
The Real Safety Guide to Beating Cybercrime

Learn how to protect yourself, your children and your finances from cybercime in this sought-after safety guide that covers phishing, online identity theft, auction fraud, spyware, cyberstalking and much more.
The Real Safety Guide to Protecting Your Environment

Teaches you 120 practical, Earth-saving tips and strategies for energy conservation, detoxifying your home and work environments, clean air, clean water, recycling and much more. Instant download and hardcopy editions available. 50% of revenues donated to pro-environment non-profits.

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