Archive for the ‘Health Care’ Category

Big Pharma: Marketing Disease and Pushing Drugs

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Big Bucks, Big Pharma - The Truth About the Drug IndustryThe truth about how the drug industry operates is not nearly as innocent and noble as it’s bright and cheery drug commercials might lead you to believe. The drug industry accounts for more than a half trillion dollars of revenue per year and has grown to be so powerful and influential that it might as well be a branch of government.

Because of this tremendous influence, millions of Americans are taking potentially dangerous medications that they don’t need. To avoid being one of them, it’s important that you understand how this powerful industry operates.

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A Story About the Egotistical Nature of Modern Medicine

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Rude DoctorIf you think that you can trust any medical professional based only on their credentials and the assumption that your welfare is their top priority, the following story might upset you.

The best doctors and specialists are those who are open minded and are willing to do and try whatever is necessary and reasonable to provide their patients with the best care possible. Unfortunately, the prestige and dogma that so commonly characterize the medical profession tend to discourage this type of mentality.

The Story of a True Doctor

After completing the first two years of medical school and finding the experience to be “militaristic”, Dr. Burton Berkson decided to pursue something different which led him to earn a masters degree and a PhD in microbiology and became a professor.

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Will You Be Pressured into Swine Flu Vaccination?

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Swine Flu VaccineThe incidence of swine flu is expected to surge this fall and a vaccination has already been rushed into production. Despite growing concerns for the safety and insufficient testing of this vaccine, measures are already under way to heavily promote it, and in some cases, make it mandatory.

There’s a good chance that you or someone in your family will be pressured to receive the swine flu vaccine this fall. Are you prepared?

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Health Care Reform is Not the Answer!

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Health Care ReformAs promised, president Obama has been focused on making major changes to our broken health care system. Despite the volatile mix of passionate support and heated opposition that it’s inspired, both sides are completely neglecting the most important issue.

There’s no doubt that health insurance is important. We all want the comfort of knowing that we can rely on quality health care during times of need without incurring a lifetime of debt. Unfortunately, the rapidly growing cost of health care has risen out of reach for many people, and as a result, has created a significant challenge for the US government that is likely to affect us all.

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The Hypocrisy of Mandatory Chemotherapy

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Daniel Hauser ChemotherapyEarlier this week, an arrest warrant was issued for a mother who’s resisting chemotherapy treatment for her 13 year old son Daniel Hauser. After Daniel’s first chemotherapy session for Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in January, he and his mother decided to discontinue the treatment.

Based on a court ordered X-ray showing that Daniel’s tumor had regained it’s initial size since diagnosis, Daniel was ordered to resume chemotherapy treatment. The court also ordered the involvement of child protection services based on a judgment of parental negligence. The arrest warrant for the mother was filed after her and Daniel had fled into hiding and missed their next court appearance.

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Join the Health Revolution!

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Be part of the revolution aimed at making our country a healthier place to live!

The Problem

With the major flaws in our medical system, the political corruption that influences them, and the corporate greed that emphasizes profit over well being, the odds of enjoying good health and preventing disease are stacked against us.

Our medical system is focused on chasing symptoms instead of preventing disease, and this is mostly a result of the pharmacuetical industry’s influence. The lobbying power that large corporations have over the government doesn’t help either. This is evident from examples like the FDA’s change of heart with stevia, their hasty approval of the disastrous drug Vioxx, and the USDA’s push to mandate NAIS.

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Is Your Doctor a Salesman?

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Although we’ve been conditioned to trust doctors with our health, many people are beginning to realize that prevention is the key to good health and that their doctors are letting them down.

Many of the health books I’ve read were written by medical doctors with a fully qualified MD degree that chose to practice alternative and natural medicine. One opinion they all tend to have in common is that modern health care is seriously flawed and that the problem originates within medical schools.

Medical School or Drug School?

Many doctors openly admit that while in medical school, they received virtually no education on nutrition or lifestyle and very little on vitamins. Nutrition and lifestyle are two of the most significant aspects of good health and are frequently associated with many of today’s most prominent and deadly diseases. Why is it that medical schools don’t recognize this? Perhaps they do but choose to ignore it.

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