Hospitals Don’t Have a Clue

Intravenous & Transdermal Vs Oral Nutritional Medicine

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It is not going too far to observe that the medical industry is in the grip of madness. Modern medicine has lost its balance making hospitals one of the most dangerous places to be. They are often places that increase our chances of death through medical negligence and ignorance. Certainly they are places that threaten most patients and even countries with bankruptcy because most people and governments can ill afford a form of medicine that is in and of itself a mistake. (more…)

100 Years of US Medical Fascism

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One hundred years ago today, on April 16, 1910, Henry Pritchett, president of the Carnegie Foundation, put the finishing touches on the Flexner Report.[1] No other document would have such a profound effect on American medicine, starting it on its path to destruction up to and beyond the recently passed (and laughably titled) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), a.k.a., “Obamacare.” Flexner can only be accurately understood in the context of what led up to it.

Free-market medicine did not begin in the United States in 1776 with the Revolution. From 1830 to about 1850, licensing laws and regulations imposed during the colonial period and early America were generally repealed or ignored. This was brought about by the increasing acceptance of eclecticism (1813) and homeopathy (1825), against the mainstream medicine (allopathy) of the day that included bloodletting and high-dose injections of metal and metalloid compounds containing mercury or antimony.[2] (more…)

Medications Most Likely to Send You to the Hospital

Just because you take a medication regularly doesn’t mean it is safe.  Routinely prescribed and even over-the-counter drugs that many people take daily can send them to the hospital with potentially dire consequences, if any mistakes are made with dosage or timing.  Interestingly, it seems that just a few drugs are responsible for the vast majority of emergency hospitalizations for adverse reactions. (more…)

Hospital Stays Trigger Cognitive Decline

There are so many unfortunate things that can happen during a hospital stay, accidental death being chief among them. It’s bad enough that you have some condition that’s sending you to the hospital in the first place, but piled on top of that, if you follow this blog, you know that medical error ranks third as a cause of mortality in the US — which makes any hospital stay doubly frightening. A 2010 report revealed that one out of every seven patients admitted to a hospital in the US suffers harm at the hands of the medical staff. As if that’s not enough to worry about, a new study reveals yet another frightening possibility: that a hospital stay might incur significant cognitive decline — merely because you were in the hospital.1 (more…)