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|9/1/2016 - For the first time in history, a United States Surgeon General has sent out a mass message to American physicians. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million doctors in recent days, asking for their help to end the epidemic of prescription painkiller overdose deaths. The landmark letter...
|8/7/2016 - Many women around the world have breast implants for cosmetic reasons or following breast-cancer surgery.
In rare occasions, these breast implants may lead to a new emerging cancer type, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. Although the risk is small, before...
|4/23/2016 - As a public safety warning to all those seeking a breast cancer surgeon in the Detroit area, I'm offering the following warning in the public interest:
Dr. David Gorski is a deranged, mentally ill cancer surgeon who is widely known as a pathological liar. His daily activities are conducted in direct...
|4/21/2016 - Yesterday, I filed a detailed series of medical conspiracy allegations against Dr. David Gorski and the Karmanos Cancer Center, where criminal cancer fraudster Dr. Farid Fata committed large-scale criminal fraud and was ultimately sentenced to 45 years in prison by the federal government.
|10/15/2015 - In a refreshing change of pace, an established doctor has shed light on the fact that many mainstream medical approaches designed to improve health aren't what they're cracked up to be. In fact, they're downright ineffective.
While this hardly comes as a surprise when you consider the plethora of...
|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...
|5/3/2015 - Should Dr. Vivek Murthy, a career medical bureaucrat who worked for a while as an internal medicine specialist, replace Dr. Mehmet Oz as "America's TV doctor"? Some believe so, such as one writer at Forbes and this writer at GeekInfinite.
But in the name of medical freedom and choice, let's hope...
|9/19/2014 - Fifty-one-year-old Carol Jumper had recently fallen ill for a few weeks. Her fiancee rushed her to the nearest emergency room to their home in the Hopewell Township of Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Soon after, she was diagnosed with cancer affecting her liver, ovaries, and pancreas. And soon after...
|5/29/2014 - According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 600,000 people opt for spinal surgery and over 30 million people suffer from low back pain - at any given time. But, in reality, chronic back pain can...
|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...
|2/5/2014 - So the Surgeon General, with several supportive scientists, has publicly announced that cigarettes are worse than ever. But the attention was mostly on the nicotine content of tobacco throughout the bulk of the almost 1,000-page report. Although several studies and epidemiological reports confirm the...
|11/7/2013 - A popular class of antibiotic drugs that is still widely administered to young children, tetracycline, which were originally created and patented by drug giant Pfizer Inc., are known to cause permanent staining of teeth in many of the patients that take it. And one North Carolina man who is a victim...
|9/10/2013 - A scam artist surgeon, Dr. Spyros Panos has surrendered his medical license in the wake of over 250 malpractice lawsuits.
"I'm glad someone finally stopped him," says Debra Cole, a former patient of the fraudulent New York surgeon. Dr. Panos is now a former orthopedic surgeon from the Mid Hudson...
|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...
|12/7/2012 - His name is Marty Makary. He's a cancer surgeon and researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the School of Public Health.
Propublica's Marshall Allen interviewed him about patient harm, in conjunction with an ongoing propublica investigation.
|4/7/2012 - A survey sent out to 25,000 surgeons has revealed that the prevalence of alcoholism within this particular medical category is disproportionally high compared to that of the general population. At least 15 percent of surgeon respondents showed signs of alcohol abuse or dependency problems, while only...
|3/20/2012 - The belief that maintaining a low-fat diet promotes health and prevents disease is perhaps the single biggest misconception responsible for today's epidemics of high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and early death. In a recent report, Dr. Dwight Lundell, a former heart surgeon with 25 years of experience,...
|3/5/2012 3:27:51 PM - It is very encouraging to see a mainstream medicine insider with impressive credentials come out and confirm what some of us outsiders have known for a while.
Dr. Dwight Lundell has been a heart specialist MD and surgeon for 25 years, having performed 5,000 open heart surgeries. He was Chief Surgeon...
|6/12/2011 - In a study released Wednesday, a Stanford University surgeon said that one of Medtronic's best-selling spinal products can cause a condition which results in male sterility. The finding contradicts earlier research by doctors with financial ties to Medtronic, who did not find a connection between Infuse,...
|3/25/2011 - A prominent UK doctor is in hot water for allegedly causing a major medical accident and afterward trying to lie about it. According to the UK Daily Mail, Dr. Christina Brunner accidentally lit a patient on fire during a breast augmentation surgery, and as the woman began to wake up, Brunner told her...
|12/23/2010 - In what can only be called a bizarre leap of pseudoscience, U.S. Surgeon General Dr Regina M. Benjamin recently announced that smoking one cigarette can kill you. In fact, she says, just breathing in the smoke from someone else's cigarette can kill you, she claims. It's all part of a just-released report...
|10/19/2010 - Next month, California voters will decide whether or not to legalize marijuana in the state for recreational use. And former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders recently made an announcement on CNN that she supports both the initiative and the decriminalization of marijuana.
"What I think is horrible...
|7/24/2008 - A surgeon at the Arizona Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix has admitted to using his mobile phone to take a picture of a patient's penis during surgery.
Dr. Adam Hansen said that he took the picture of Sean Dubowik's penis while inserting a catheter during a gall bladder operation. Dubowik, a strip...
|6/28/2006 - -- A new report by U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona has concluded that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. The report, which reviewed 20 years of evidence on the health hazards of exposure to secondhand smoke, found that even trace levels of exposure have immediate, damaging effects...
|10/7/2005 - Every year millions of Americans go under the knife, but many of them are enduring great pain and shelling out thousands of dollars for surgeries they don't really need. In fact, the only people who seem to really benefit from these unnecessary medical procedures are the medical professionals who stand...
|7/26/2005 - It has now been widely reported that bariatric surgery (an aggressive form of weight loss surgery where patients' digestive organs are lobotomized) has an unintended side effect: low blood sugar. According to reports in USA Today, the New York Times, and dozens of other papers, some bariatric surgery...
|8/19/2004 - Relatives of an American woman are suing a clinic where a surgery was performed that left a rolled-up towel inside the chest of a woman following surgery for emphysema. The towel had been left in her chest for years, and the woman had often complained of an odd feeling in her chest, but her doctors...
|5/30/2004 12:07:28 AM - It's official: modern medical procedures like surgery are completely
worthless for a startling number of diseases and conditions, and doctors
exaggerate the benefits of whatever procedure they're hawking. This is
the truth about modern medicine you won't get in the United States: it's
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|5/18/2004 4:20:26 PM - U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona is trying to educate the public and
policymakers on the importance of disease prevention. He says, "We can't
afford to go on the path we're on now," meaning that as a nation, we
simply cannot afford to spend ever-increasing dollars for health care,
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