A Prescription for Trouble

A Prescription for Trouble

#heart #patients #medications #polypharmacy #AHA Some older Americans are taking a staggering number of Rx medications. For those at risk for heart failure, some of those drugs might be making their problems even worse. A report by the American Heart Association reveals more than 50% of older heart failure patients leave the hospital with at […]

Americans are Being Prescribed Drugs They Do Not Need

Americans are Being Prescribed Drugs They Do Not Need

#Rx #drugs #healthcare #publichealth #patients #doctors #malpractice “When prescribing Rx the risks and benefits must be weighed carefully, as natural remedies are often available“– Paul Ebeling Study: 34% of older Americans are prescribed drugs they may not/do not need. In fact, these patients are prescribed 2X as many Rx drugs as needed and are nearly […]

Healthcare USA is the World’s Most Expensive

Healthcare USA is the World’s Most Expensive

#US #healthcare #expensive #JAMA  The Big Q: Why do Americans get less bang for their Bucks The Big A: The pressure on the huge US healthcare system has never been greater. There is an urgent need to expand testing and treatment for C-19 to all residents who need it, regardless of health insurance status. Plus: […]

Get rid of Dr. Fauci, Get rid of Dr. Birx, They Conspired to Tank the US Economy.. .

Get rid of Dr. Fauci, Get rid of Dr. Birx, They Conspired to Tank the US Economy.. .

When the US went under lockdown due to the C-19 coronavirus chaos, it tanked the country’s economy to protect only 5% of the population, David Stockman, said in a TV interview “We are in a bad economic decline caused by government, caused by the quarantine orders, caused by this insane idea that to protect 5% of […]

C-19 Coronavirus Deaths are Over Counted by the Doom Doctors for Financial Gain

C-19 Coronavirus Deaths are Over Counted by the Doom Doctors for Financial Gain

Over 86,500 people have reportedly died in the United States from the Coronavirus, and the fear generated by those deaths is driving the public policy debate. But that number is a huge overcount, as metrics include deaths that have nothing to do with the virus. The problem is even worse as the Centers for Disease […]

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Well, the likelihood is people that are dying of traditional causes are now getting labeled as COVID-19 coronavirus. Heart attack and stroke teams, always ready to rush in and save lives, are mostly idle in hospitals across the country. Cardiology consultations have shrunk, except those related to Covid-19. In an informal Twitter poll by @angioplastyorg, an online community […]

Remote Healthcare Comes into its Own with President Trump’s Telehealth Program

Remote Healthcare Comes into its Own with President Trump’s Telehealth Program

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday that the government’s new Telehealth program will allow healthcare providers broadband connectivity and devices that will allow patients to get care they need remotely. “This is a game-changer for American healthcare providers and America’s patients,” Chairman Pai said on TV. He explained that the CARES Act, or the 3rd […]

Opioid Crisis: a Perfect Storm of Poverty, Trauma, Availability and Pain

Opioid Crisis: a Perfect Storm of Poverty, Trauma, Availability and Pain

In a January 2020 article in The Atlantic, “researchers … say opioid addiction looks like the result of a perfect storm of poverty, trauma, availability and pain.” Commenting on some of the research cited in that article, David Powell, senior economist at Rand, told The Atlantic that to produce the most lethal drug epidemic America has […]

Antibiotics are Overprescribed Nearly 50% of the Time

Antibiotics are Overprescribed Nearly 50% of the Time

When your doctor prescribes an antibiotic, there’s a 43% chance it may not be needed, a new study finds. “While there has been a lot of research looking at inappropriate prescribing, our findings suggest that we still may be underestimating the proportion of prescriptions that are inappropriate,” said lead study author Michael Ray, a researcher […]

Vaccine Dilemma

Vaccine Dilemma

Vaccines protect huge numbers of people, generally children, from serious diseases, but in rare cases, certain vaccines can tragically cause harm. How do those scientists figure out which to value more? Ethical debates and objections to school and other mandates arise because some individuals and communities disagree with the mandates, and/or have religious or philosophical […]

Marijuana Extracts Appear to Help Autistic Children

Marijuana Extracts Appear to Help Autistic Children

Marijuana extracts appear to help children with autism, reducing their disruptive behavior while improving their social responsiveness, a new Israeli clinical trial reports. Kids treated with either a whole-plant cannabis extract or a pure combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and THC experienced a significant improvement in their symptoms, compared with a control group given a placebo, […]

The US is Headed for Fewer Doctors in Medicine

The US is Headed for Fewer Doctors in Medicine

The US is Headed for Fewer Doctors in Medicine It is being reported that young people are less interested in pursuing the costly and youth consuming medical field, and current doctors deciding to seek other career paths, as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects a growing shortage of doctors. “After 20 years, I […]

Change Lifestyle, Slash Blood Pressure Fast

Change Lifestyle, Slash Blood Pressure Fast

Change Lifestyle, Slash Blood Pressure Fast Lifestyle changes lower blood pressure as effectively as Rx medication. Changing lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise can slash blood pressure in just 14 days, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition says. “I’ve been using lifestyle changes to lower blood […]

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs Americans consume 99% of the hydrocodone sold worldwide and 81% of all oxycodone — approximately 30X more than medically necessary for the population size of the US Between Y 2002 and 2015, opioids killed an estimated 202,600 Americans Overdose cases increased by more than 30% across the US between July 2016 […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana foes in Arizona take aim at prescribing doctors, a Michigan judge strikes down Detroit’s medical marijuana initiative, Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out hits a bump, and more. Arizona Last Thursday, a House committee advanced a bill to make felons of lax marijuana perscribing docs. The House Health Committee voted 6-3 on party […]

No Cure Exists for Arthritis In Western Medicine

No Cure Exists for Arthritis In Western Medicine

No Cure Exists for Arthritis In Western Medicine No Cure or Real Relief Exists in Rx Medicine for Arthritis That is why medical doctors fall back upon their most common weapon to manage the disease: their Rx (prescription) pads. About 60-M Americans suffer from doctor-diagnosed arthritis, you can imagine physicians stay busy writing a heck of […]

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US

Opioids Driving Down Life Expectancy in US Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans’ life spans, a US government study revealed recently. Between Y’s 2000 and 2015, researchers found, US life expectancy increased overall, from nearly 77 to 79 years. But, buried within that broad pattern were some ominous trends. The […]

Healing: Tap into the Mind Body Connection Along with Conventional Medicine

Healing: Tap into the Mind Body Connection Along with Conventional Medicine

Healing: Tap into the Mind Body Connection Along with Conventional Medicine Conventional medicine is necessary to treat disease, but if you really want to prevent health problems and stay well, do consider integrating practices from holistic medicine too. “The field of integrative, or complementary, medicine, grew out of what used to be known as ‘alternative […]

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer Mixing opioid painkillers with Rx anxiety and sleep medications is “music” for a “dance with death” aka overdose, a new US study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic meds, nearly 30% also involved benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Klonopin and Valium, the researchers said. “It’s not […]

The Zika Virus Tied to Heart Problems

The Zika Virus Tied to Heart Problems

The Zika Virus Tied to Heart Problems For the 1st time, Doctors have tied infection with the Zika Virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence so far is only in 8 people in Venezuela, and is not enough to prove a link. It is also too soon to know how often this […]

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it’s Ok for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said […]

Revolutionary Plan: Teach Nutrition in School to Foster Good Health

Revolutionary Plan: Teach Nutrition in School to Foster Good Health

Revolutionary Plan: Teach Nutrition in School to Foster Good Health “Let food be thy Medicine.”–Hippocrates, the founder of modern Medicine, meaning Eat Real Food Most medical schools in the United States do not teach nutrition. Several programs are now addressing this shortcoming by including cooking classes in their curriculum. The hope is that by teaching […]

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident Today, more Americans use RX opioids than smoke cigarettes. Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine also kill more Americans than automobile accidents annually. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, lied to doctors and patients, convincing them that OxyContin, a narcotic pain killer was safe and non-addictive […]

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st” A digital shift in healthcare has paved the way for advances in automation, AI (artificial intelligence) and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is driving the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology […]

Donald Trump, “Our Vets need the VA to be there for them and their families”

Donald Trump, “Our Vets need the VA to be there for them and their families”

Donald Trump, “Our Vets need the VA to be there for them and their families” Monday, America’s “law and order candidate,” Republican Donald Trump pledged to crack down on Department of Veterans Affairs employees who fail to serve our Veterans. Donald Trump’s 10-pt plan aims to expand programs that allow US Veterans to seek government-funded […]

Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

Help Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Disease In light of the growing problem of antibiotic resistant disease, it prudent for people to employ techniques that will not only reduce the risk of falling victim to, but also help curtail the spread of antibiotic resistance overall. While the problem of antibiotic resistance disease really needs to […]

Effects of US Embargo Continue To Stress Cuban Economy

Effects of US Embargo Continue To Stress Cuban Economy

Effects of US Embargo Continue To Stress Cuban Economy Cuban President Raul Castro Friday said a “reduction in Oil imports”, falling prices of traditional exports, along with other financial restrictions caused a “tense and stressful” economic situation that will bring limitations in 2-H of Y 2016. Speaking to the lawmakers of Cuba’s parliament, Castro said […]

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A bi-partisan federal effort to open up research on medical marijuana is now underway, it looks likely that Arkansas will be voting on medical marijuana in November, a New Jersey PTSD bill advances, and more. National Monday, congressional marijuana reform fans and foes said they were working together on a new research […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Ohio becomes the newest MM (medical marijuana) state, but you cannot smoke it; a pair of contending Arkansas initiatives are coming up on a signature turn-in deadline; DPA identifies problems with New York’s medical marijuana program, and more. Arkansas As of Wednesday, a pair of medical marijuana initiative campaigns are facing a […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The California legislature gets down to business, MM expansion bills become law in Colorado and Vermont, a “poison pill” California initiative fails to make the ballot, and more.  California Last Wednesday, the Senate approved a medical marijuana sales tax. The Senate Wednesday approved a bill imposing a 15% sales tax on medical […]

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes Exercise helps beat diabetes and other chronic diseases as effectively as medications and surgery, according to major new research. “Similar to surgery, exercise is not a single entity and must be tailored to the condition,” says Dr. Tammy Hoffmann, professor of clinical epidemiology at Australia’s Bond University, who led […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical Marijuana for veterans advances in the Senate, Pennsylvania is set to become the 24th Medical Marijuana state, things are busy in Ohio, and more.  National On Thursday, a Senate committee approved veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment Thursday, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to […]