Aging in Place | A Seniors Guide to Growing Old in Your Own Home
Topic: Healthcare Policy
I wrote a letter for the Action Network letter campaign “Support the Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy.” On November 20th, the Energy Strategy will come before the CBJ Assembly
Shocker: Comparing deaths from medical drugs, vitamins, all US wars by Jon Rappoport March 29, 2014 www.nomorefakenews.com People want to believe medical science gives us, at any given moment, the best of all possible worlds. And of course, the best of all possible worlds must have its enemies: the quacks who sell unproven snake oil.
The richest 1 percent of the world’s population now owns more than half of global wealth, and the top 10 percent owns about 90 percent.
Cancer patients live longer and better with mixed modalities.
Here’s a link to the article on NPR (http://n.pr/1lrRnq3 Given, the current agreement is, that there is 10 : 1 ratio of bacteria in our microbiome to cells in our body. There appears to be 10 times more viruses (bacteriophages) in the microbiome than bacteria. This is in terms of genetic material. “In the 1920s and 1930s, before widespread use of antibiotics, physicians successfully treated a variety of infections with bacteriophages, or phages for short. These natural viral predators, which target bacteria but leave mammalian and plant cells unscathed, were sold by pharmaceutical companies including Eli Lilly & Company1 and even made it into the fiction of the time—the protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’ 1925 book Arrowsmith fought bubonic plague with phages.” Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People’s Gut Bacteria New viruses are a dime a dozen. Every few months, we hear about a newly discovered flu virus that’s jumped from birds to people somewhere in the world. And the number of viruses identified in bats is “extraordinary and appears to increase almost daily,” scientists wrote last year in the journal PLOS Pathogens. But a virus that has...
Yet again, we learn that drugs are good for the pharmaceutical industry and not necessarily for patients. Even worse, these drugs are frequently prescribed to the most at-risk group: women in their 40s and 50s. Action Alert! You’ve heard before about the dangers of SSRIs, an incredibly popular class of antidepressants that can cause violent outbursts—both homicidal and suicidal. But now, researchers have found another alarming side effect: they may promote breast cancer.
Ethan Rome Executive Director, Health Care for America Now Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Robbing Seniors, Taxpayers Posted: 04/08/2013 8:24 am Here’s an outrage that must be changed: Big Pharma has been systematically price-gouging the Medicare program for seniors and people with disabilities — and raking in billions in excessive profits. The 11 largest global drug companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the 10 years ending in 2012, and they got a turbo-charged boost when the Medicare Part D prescription drug program started in 2006, according to an analysis of corporate filings by Health Care for America Now (HCAN).
Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to find truly unbiased research. This has been a problem for multiple decades. Research is expensive. Whoever is footing the bill will inherently want results that help pay for said bill. This is particularly true in medicine. A well respected UC San Diego scientist, Dr. Beatrice Golomb, is no quack or conspiracy theorist. Also well credentialed is the Science Network which hosts a shocking youtube which reveals the deeply entrenched fraud within the medical/pharmaceutical research communities. If the link doesn’t work, type in Google: Beatric Golomb Candles in the Dark. Well worth 20 minutes for viewing.
Los Angeles Times (CA) – Doctors list overused medical treatments – By Noam N. Levey – (Wednesday, February 20, 2013) – Nearly 100 medical procedures, tests and therapies are overused and often unnecessary, a coalition of leading medical societies says in a new report aimed at improving healthcare and controlling runaway costs. The medical interventions – including early cesarean deliveries, CT scans for head injuries in children and annual Pap tests for middle-aged women – may be necessary in some cases, the physician groups said. But often they are not beneficial and may even cause harm.