Sunday, January 8, 2017

"Modern" Medicine

Now "modern" medicine says we should give kids peanuts to help them avoid developing allergies.  This 180-degree change is only the latest we've all had to deal with from these folks.  Are doctors really surprised that we don't trust them to know what the heck they're doing?  One day they tell us one thing, the next day it's completely different, and the public is supposed to just accept it all with blind faith.

Wrong.  We know better and we know more today.  First of all we know that doctors don't walk on water, they are fallible human beings just like the rest of us.  Second, the latest pill or gizmo isn't necessarily the answer to our health problems, it's just the latest way for the medical industry to make more money.  Third, medical care in America is quickly on track to bankrupt our nation.  We spend more (much, much more) but get less than any other industrialized country on earth. 

This latest change is just one more example of how little doctors really know and why we all need to take responsibility for our own health.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Going The Wrong Direction

Did you catch the news last week that life expectancy in America actually declined last year?  Is anyone really surprised?  Can we be doing anything more to take better care of ourselves?  YES!!! 

What I find interesting is that none of the news reports on U.S. statistics mentioned anything about how our country ranked in the world.  Could it be because we score so poorly?  Did you know we rank BELOW Cypress, New Zealand and Costa Rica?  I won't even mention the European countries. 

If you want to live a long and healthy life then it's up to YOU.  You need to take responsibility for your own health and do whatever you need to do to be healthy!

Have a safe and happy 2017!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Olympic Attention

Seems like almost every news program has had a story about the purple, circular bruises on many of our swimmers, especially gold-record holder Michael Phelps.  Suddenly the ancient art of "cupping" is big news!  It's only been around for about 2,000 years and is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine but it's news in America.  After all, if a gold medal winner uses it, then it must be good!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Medicine and Capitalism

Just ran across a great editorial by a doctor in the L.A. Times titled "There's No Place for Rampant Capitalism in Treating the Sick" that everyone should read.  You know our system in America is pretty messed up when even the doctors start saying it isn't working.  Medicine isn't about saving lives anymore, it's about making money.  And we all have to pay the bill.

I've ranted before that medical care in America should be taken over by government, the same government that runs our military, our fire and police departments, and other services that maintain the quality of our lives.  Would it be perfect?  No, there isn't a perfect health care system on the planet, but we might be able to finally make it more affordable.

Friday, May 6, 2016

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Doctors Are #3 Cause of Death

I know it's hard to believe but a new study in BMJ researching studies published since 1999 calculates that if medical errors were considered a disease it would be the third leading cause of death in the United States.  Yes, that's right, #3.  Doctors are only behind heart disease and cancer as the cause of death in our country.

In the new study medical error is defined as anything that causes a preventable death.  That means that an estimated 251,454 people die in the U.S. as a result of their doctors.  Think about that number!

Yet to hear doctors talk they all can walk on water and NEVER make mistakes.  They say all of those complementary and alternative therapies that have been around for hundreds, even thousands of years, are pure junk.  Except that they do work or they wouldn't have been around for hundreds of thousands of years.  "Modern" medicine is just over one hundred years old and when it started the doctors were prescribing mercury.  Think about that the next time you get a prescription.