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Medical Dangers & Myths of Medicine

Exposing medical myths, including pregnancy myths, and telling the straight-up truth
cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/31/rs.12.health.myths/index.html?iref=obnetwork
foodconsumer.org...medical_myths~
skeptoid.com/episodes/4078
listverse.com/2009/02/15/top-10-common-medical-myths
montana.edu/wwwebm/myths.htm
health.howstuffworks.com...health-myths/9-medical-myths1~
bmj.com/content/335/7633/1288.full
lifespan.org/services/specials/myths/general.htm
lifespan.org/services/specials/myths/pregnancy.htm
usatoday.com/news/health/2009-05-25-medical-myths_N.htm
medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=46642

Top 10 health Technology Threats to Patient Safety: The Wall Street Journal offers a December 2010 article that details the following top ten health technology threats to patient safety: 1) radiation therapy overdose and other dosing errors; 2) alarm hazards; 3) cross-contamination from flexible endoscopes; 4) high radiation dose of CT scans; 5) data loss, system incompatibilities and other health IT (Information Technology) complications; 6) Luer misconnections (tubes, needles and catheters); 7) over-sedation during the PCA infusion pumps; 8) needle sticks and other sharps injuries; 9) surgical fires; and 10) defibrillator failures in emergency resuscitation attempts. Frightening and well worth being highly aware, and taking all necessary and prudent precautions.
blogs.wsj.com...top-ten-health-technology-threats-to-patient-safety~

Medical Treatments to Avoid Whenever Possible (including unnecessary Caesarean section births, use of top selling medications, and routine medical procedures such as MRI scans, CT scans, and antibiotics for cold viruses), according to Dr. Mercola in a May 2011 article. Numerous other links provide essential information about how to avoid unnecessary medical tests and how to identify and avoid unnecessary surgeries along with other medical procedures and treatments.
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/09/unnecessary-procedures-hospitalizations-drugs-drive-up-health-care-costs.aspx
medifasthealth.org/blog/2010/06/18/unnecessary-medical-tests-73-of-doctors-admit-ordering-them/
ehow.com/how_4775774_avoid-unnecessary-medical-tests.html
getbetterhealth.com/life-line-screening-promotes-unnecessary-medical-tests/2010.05.25
naturalnews.com/012291.html
newsweek.com/2010/03/04/this-won-t-hurt-a-bit.html
npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125627307
rte.ie/news/2011/0430/health.html
whereismydoctor.com/news/most-x-rays-scans-unnecessary-for-acute-low-back-pain~
medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41583
drcranton.com/chelation/cabg1.htm
dcri.org/news-publications/news/2010-news-archives/new-dcri-study-finds-many-unnecessary-heart-catheterizations
mdwhistleblower.blogspot.com/2011/02/overtreatment-and-unnecessary-medical.html

Doctors behaving badly—Use a Google Map and spot doctors you may not want to engage for medical services: Graphically see the spots in the United States for state medical boards that discipline physicians and how they inform the public. William Heisel, the originator of the map, offers regular reports on medical mischief on his website below. Heisel mentions that as of August 2010 the Medical Board of California leads all other state agencies in the way it provides information to the public in one easy-to-use and almost complete database. A link to this database is also listed below.
npr.org/blogs/health...find-doctors-behaving-badly-on-a-map~
maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8~
reportingonhealth.org...medical-boards-should-drop-stone-tools-join-digital-age~

Psychotropic medications can cause birth defects: Danish researchers reported in June 2010 that between 1998 and 2007 psychotropic medications were associated with 429 adverse drug reactions in Danish children under the age of 17 and concluded that more than half of these cases were serious and several involved birth defects. Further, 42 percent of adverse reactions were for psychostimulents (like Ritalin) that treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), 31 percent were for antidepressants (such as Prozac) and 24 percent for antipsychotics (including Haldol).
sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100625101512.htm
nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/complete~
mhsanctuary.com/rx/medications.htm

Mercury-Containing Medicines could be Harmful to Children: Medical doctor Dr. Mercola in March 2011 summarizes several recent research studies confirming that mercury in vaccines and other medical products could cause harm, such as triggering autism. Further links and comments are on the link below.
articles.mercola.com...2011/03/28/mercurycontaining-medicines-harmful-to-children

Chemical Imbalance?—Research results powerfully challenge the medical / biochemical explanation that psychological symptoms are a "chemical imbalance" in your brain and psychotropic medications will make it right: Medical doctor Dr. Mercola in April 2011 notes that the roots of this explanation go back to the low serotonin theory, a hypothesis that aimed to explain how the drug might be fixing something. However, upon investigation to see whether or not depressed people actually had lower serotonin levels, it was concluded in 1983 by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that there was no evidence of anything being wrong in the serotonergic system of depressed patients. He also cites the 1996 work of neuroscientist Steve Hyman, head of the NIMH at that time, who wrote a paper making the case that once your brain has undergone a series of compensatory adaptations to the drug, your brain operates in a manner that is "both qualitatively and quantitatively different than normal." Dr. Mercola concludes that he could find no evidence to support the chemical imbalance theory of mental illness and that psychotropic drugs "...are NOT normalizing agents. They're abnormalizing agents..." The Healthy Skeptic provides a solid review of the theory, especially listing the eight critical flaws of the "chemical imbalance" theory according to Elliot Valenstein, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at Michigan University and author of the book Blaming the Brain (2002). Another vocal critic of this theory is psychiatrist and author Peter Breggin, M.D. who powerfully critiques this theory in his book Toxic Psychiatry (1994) that remains a definitive work in deconstructing the new psychiatry. Peter R. Breggin, M.D. & David Cohen, Ph.D.'s book Your Drug May Be Your Problem (2000) offers a fuller exposition and critique of this theory. A Psychology Today article from April 2008 summed up the findings by writing, "As was true in 1993, the neurotransmitter theory is incomplete and not fully proven. All the same, the evidence for it has grown steadily stronger with time." Other links help look at this theory about the cause of psychological challenges from many perspectives to help consumers make informed health choices they can live with.
articles.mercola.com...frightening-story-behind-the-drug-companies-creation-of-medical-lobotomies~
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/mental-illness-metaphor/201709/the-myth-the-chemical-imbalance
cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers/TheChemicalImbalanceMyth.html
medicalnewstoday.com/articles/99356.php
psychologytoday.com...the-chemical-imbalance-theory-dead-or-alive~
ehow.com/about_4596766_what-chemical-imbalance.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biopsychiatry_controversy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_psychiatry
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_imbalance
www.psychforums.com/anti-psych/topic8699.html
cymbaltasurvivors.com/index.php?topic=171.0

The Poverty of Medical Evidence: An editorial in the British Medical Journal cites that only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by solid, scientific evidence! A November 2010 article by Dana Ullman in the on-line Huffington Post reports: "The British Medical Journal's "Clinical Evidence" analyzed common medical treatments to evaluate which are supported by sufficient reliable evidence (BMJ, 2007). They reviewed approximately 2,500 treatments and found: 13 percent were found to be beneficial; 23 percent were likely to be beneficial; Eight percent were as likely to be harmful as beneficial; Six percent were unlikely to be beneficial; Four percent were likely to be harmful or ineffective; and 46 percent were unknown whether they were efficacious or harmful."
chiro.org/LINKS/FULL/Where_Is_The_Wisdom.shtml
...mercola...lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science~
theatlantic.com...lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science~

Parkinson's disease protection may come with taking the painkiller Advil: A new six-year longitudinal study released in February 2011 found that people who took ibuprofen (found in Advil) three or more times per week were 38 percent (some reports round this number up to 40 percent) less likely to develop the debilitating disease.
news.health.com/2010/02/17/ibuprofen-may-help-stave-off-parkinsons/
health.allrefer.com/news...ibuprofen-may-help-stave-off-parkinsons~
parkinsonsnetwork.org...ibuprofen-may-help-stave-off-parkinsons~

Wikipedia provides an overview of "compliance" or "adherence" with medical advice, usually referring to medication compliance. Besides listing the factors that increase and decrease compliance, it references a 2003 World Health Organization (WHO) study that estimates that only 50% of patients suffering from chronic diseases in developing countries follow treatment recommendations, which may significantly affect patient health and the health of the broader society.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compliance_%28medicine%29

Medical doctors fail empathy test in 90% of cases: Research results released in January 2011 from the University of Toronto and Duke University in Durham, N.C. suggest that medical doctors are routinely missing or ignoring moments with patients that beg for empathy and suggest the severe need for more training in responding to human emotions. Studies suggest that doctors fail up to 90% of the time to respond to emotional cues from their patients. In other words, empathy being the ability to feel/understand another's feeling/emotional experience and communicate/confirm that understanding with another person and then act in a helpful manner, doctors "infrequently articulate" empathetic responses. Said differently, the report found that surgeons and oncologists responded to cues that lung cancer patients were sad, anxious, frightened, or otherwise emotionally agitated only 10 percent of the time. Is this really news to the great majority of us? These results are a sad reflection on the medical profession and medical doctors, and a resounding wake-up call!
nationalpost.com...Doctors+fail+empathy+test+cases/4160389/story~
newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/triage/2008/09/doctors-score-l.html

One in six patients report getting a wrong diagnosis: A September 2010 survey based on almost 1,7000 patients at seven medical clinics, eight percent said they had experienced "a lot" or "severe" harm from the perceived mistake in care. Again forewarned is forearmed and caveat emptor (Buyer beware).
articles.mercola...wrong-diagnosis-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-us~
reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68D3K420100914
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Archives+of+internal+medicine...Kistler~

7 Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses: Here are 7 commonly misdiagnosed illnesses along with symptoms, what each mimics and tests to correctly diagnose: 1) Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease; 2) Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system; 3) Fibromyalgia, a chronic arthritis-like disorder characterized by widespread pain; 4) Lyme disease, a systemic infection caused by a tick bite; 5) Multiple sclerosis, a progressive autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system; 6) Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder marked by an inability to digest gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley; and 7) Chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex disorder with a combination of symptoms of unknown cause.
aarp.org...info-06-2011/commonly-misdiagnosed-illnesses~

"Physician-induced" or iatrogenic illness (and death) is inadvertent adverse effects or complications caused by or resulting from medical treatment or advice—Five researchers lead by Gary Null, Ph.D. in an article entitled, "Death By Medicine," provide documented evidence gathered in 2001 of just shy of a million lives (exactly 999,936) being lost yearly in the United States through medical injuries, side-effect of medications, hospital errors, accidents and mistakes, far more than any other cause of death, including deaths attributed to heart disease (699,697) and cancer (553,251). It further mentions that the United States is ranked 12th of 13 industrialized countries when evaluated using 15 health status indicators. Preventable medical errors that are attributed to doctor-produced illness (and death) are called iatrogenic illness (and iatrogenesis). Finally, these researchers recently released the book Death By Medicine (2010). This important book offers an estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths in the U.S. annually as being at least 794,936, and using another estimating approach the number of deaths would be increased by 216,000 for a total of 1,010,936 deaths annually (pages 26-29). There is also underreporting of iatrogenic events with as little as 5% and no more than 20% of iatrogenic events ever being reported! (page 45) Drugs with the worst record of side effects were selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and calcium-channel blockers (page 67), and the leading causes of adverse drug reactions are antibiotics (17%), cardiovascular drugs (17%), chemotherapy (15%), and analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents (15%) (page 76). Shockingly, in five scientifically documented books, Dr. John Gofman provides strong evidence that medical technology—specifically X-rays, CT scans, and mammography and fluoroscopy devices—are a contributing factor to 75% of new cancers. (Page 122) A government study released in November 2010 showed that an estimated 15,000 Medicare patients die each month in part because of care they receive in the hospital. The highly respected New England Journal of Medicine in November 2010 reported that in the 6-year period ending in December 2007 there was little evidence that the rate of harm from medical care had decreased substantially in a statewide study of 10 North Carolina hospitals, although there was a modest and non-statistically significant reduction in the rate of preventable harms on the basis of external reviews. This research was to see if there had been any significant changes since the December 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths and more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States. In December 2010 the AMA's American Medical News included an article on "Diagnostic errors; Why they happen" that details how cognitive biases create diagnostic errors that reportedly cause 40,000 to 80,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and about 40% of medical liability lawsuits involve diagnostic errors. The article asserts that one in three diagnostic errors result solely from physicians' cognitive mistakes.
lef.org/magazine/mag2006/aug2006_report_death_01.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iatrogenesis
deathreference.com/Ho-Ka/Iatrogenic-Illness.html
natural-cancer-cures.com/iatrogenic-illness.html
encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3407200149.html
iatrogenic.org
amazon.com/Death-Medicine-Gary-Null/dp/1607660024
usatoday.com/yourlife/health/healthcare/2010-11-16-medicare~
nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1004404#t=articleResult
ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/12/06/prsa1206.htm

10 years following a landmark 1999 report estimating avoidable medical errors contributed to 44,000 to 98,000 death in U.S. hospitals yearly, the problem of medical errors remains and may have escalated, according to the mid-April 2011 esteemed British medical journal The Lancet. The most common medical errors in U.S. hospitals are medication errors, followed by surgical errors, procedure errors, and nosocomial infections. Hardly inspiring news.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736~

In early August 2009, the Hearst national investigation estimates 200,000 Americans die from medical errors and hospital-acquired infections each year; its series of recent investigative news reports entitled "Dead By Mistake" (circulated in the San Francisco Chronicle) detail how 98,000 people die from preventable medical injuries each year
hearst.com/news_content.php?id=524
chron.com/deadbymistake
chron.com/deadbymistake/about
chron.com/disp/story.mpl/deadbymistake/6555095.html

Also read Dr. Friedman's article "Awash in Harm, Do No More Harm" and "Harmless: Everywhere With Everyone" (A Supportive Meditation)
willjoelfriedman.com/articles/articStratCPF-Harm.html
willjoelfriedman.com/articles/articMedit-Harmless.html

The Antibiotic Crisis—Public health officials are warning that the decades-long love affair with over-prescribing and over-using antibiotics by medical doctors and the public essentially has rendered them useless: Amazingly there isn't a single known antibiotic to which bacteria have not become resistant! Read the January 2011 Op-Ed piece in The Huffington Post. We have been warned for several decades about this, as you can read in the links below. Some writers see a ray of a turn-around through managing the type of antibiotics prescribed and purely using antibiotics when needed. Doing this can begin to reverse antibiotic resistance in both out-patient and hospital populations.
huffingtonpost.com/dan-rather/the-antibiotics-crisis_b_807887.html?
daleswanson.blogspot.com/2011/01/antibiotics-crisis.html
thenewamerican.com...antibiotic-overuse-threatening-health-crisis~
docs.google...keepantibioticsworking.com...Antibiotic_Resistance...Emerging...crisis~
sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?article_id=218392694~
ezinearticles.com/?The-Antibiotic-Crisis---A-Loss-of-Effectiveness~
aromatherapy4u...antibiotic-crisis-our-contribution-to-creating-superbugs~
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3146082.stm
time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,998967,00.html
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1509257

Psychiatrist Peter Breggin, M.D. is the author of many books, including the 1994 modern classic Toxic Psychiatry, and scientific papers confronting psychiatric excesses of prescription psychoactive medications and treatments. He has been called "the conscience of psychiatry" and is a courageous pioneer in exposing the dangers of the collusion of the psychiatric establishment and the pharmaceutical industry, which he calls the "Psychopharmaceutical Complex." His website and his interviews are authoritative and most illuminating. breggin.com
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Breggin
Interviews: mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc~
breggin.com/index~

Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz in the influential 1961 book The Myth of Mental Illness advanced the idea that mental illness is a fiction. At age 89 he maintains that we live in a therapeutic state that he describes as a 'pharmacracy,' that is, the rule and coercion of psychiatry. He makes a most useful distinction: The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naïve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
szasz.com
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Szasz

Read the recent (April, 2009) two part interview with Thomas Szazs, M.D. and responses from psychiatrists

Thomas Szazs speaks (Part 1 of 2): abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2009/2530830.htm

Thomas Szazs speaks (Part 2 of 2): abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2009/2536966.htm

Thomas Szasz: Psychiatrists respond: abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2009/2544843.htm

Iatrogenic (Doctor-Produced) Illnesses & Deaths

In early August 2009, the Hearst national investigation estimates 200,000 Americans die from medical errors and hospital-acquired infections each year; its series of recent investigative news reports entitled "Dead By Mistake" (circulated in the San Francisco Chronicle) detail how 98,000 people die from preventable medical injuries each year
hearst.com/news_content.php?id=524
chron.com/deadbymistake
chron.com/deadbymistake/about
chron.com/disp/story.mpl/deadbymistake/6555095.html

"July Effect" review of studies: Why Summer is the most dangerous time to go to the hospital—Hospital mortality and efficiency worsen when academic year-end changeovers occur in teaching hospitals, according to a July 2011 research study of teaching hospitals that experience "cohort turnover" (the exit of many workers coupled with a comparably sized entry of new workers at a single point in time). An excerpt: "Because of concerns that cohort turnover of residents may have a deleterious effect on patients, this transition has been called the "August killing season" in the United Kingdom and the "July phenomenon" or "July effect" in the United States." Results of the study showed: "Mortality and efficiency of care tend to worsen at the time of academic year-end changeovers..." May the user of teaching hospitals be very aware!
healthland.time.com/2011/07/12/the-july-effect-why-summer-is-the-most-dangerous-time-to-go-to-the-hospital/~
annals.org/content/early/2011/07/11/0003-4819-155-5-201109060-00354.full

Also read Dr. Friedman's article "Awash in Harm, Do No More Harm" and "Harmless: Everywhere With Everyone" (A Supportive Meditation)
willjoelfriedman.com/articles/articStratCPF-Harm.html
willjoelfriedman.com/articles/articMedit-Harmless.html

Medical doctors fail empathy test in 90% of cases: Research results released in January 2011 from the University of Toronto and Duke University in Durham, N.C. suggest that medical doctors are routinely missing or ignoring moments with patients that beg for empathy and suggest the severe need for more training in responding to human emotions. Studies suggest that doctors fail up to 90% of the time to respond to emotional cues from their patients. In other words, empathy being the ability to feel/understand another's feeling/emotional experience and communicate/confirm that understanding with another person and then act in a helpful manner, doctors "infrequently articulate" empathetic responses. Said differently, the report found that surgeons and oncologists responded to cues that lung cancer patients were sad, anxious, frightened, or otherwise emotionally agitated only 10 percent of the time. Is this really news to the great majority of us? These results are a sad reflection on the medical profession and medical doctors, and a resounding wake-up call!
nationalpost.com...Doctors+fail+empathy+test+cases/4160389/story~
newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/triage/2008/09/doctors-score-l.html

One in six patients report getting a wrong diagnosis: A September 2010 survey based on almost 1,7000 patients at seven medical clinics, eight percent said they had experienced "a lot" or "severe" harm from the perceived mistake in care. Again forewarned is forearmed and caveat emptor (Buyer beware).
articles.mercola...wrong-diagnosis-is-the-leading-cause-of-death-in-us~
reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68D3K420100914
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Archives+of+internal+medicine...Kistler~

7 Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses: Here are 7 commonly misdiagnosed illnesses along with symptoms, what each mimics and tests to correctly diagnose: 1) Lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease; 2) Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system; 3) Fibromyalgia, a chronic arthritis-like disorder characterized by widespread pain; 4) Lyme disease, a systemic infection caused by a tick bite; 5) Multiple sclerosis, a progressive autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system; 6) Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder marked by an inability to digest gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley; and 7) Chronic fatigue syndrome, a complex disorder with a combination of symptoms of unknown cause.
aarp.org...info-06-2011/commonly-misdiagnosed-illnesses~

"Physician-induced" or iatrogenic illness (and death) is inadvertent adverse effects or complications caused by or resulting from medical treatment or advice—Five researchers lead by Gary Null, Ph.D. in an article entitled, "Death By Medicine," provide documented evidence gathered in 2001 of just shy of a million lives (exactly 999,936) being lost yearly in the United States through medical injuries, side-effect of medications, hospital errors, accidents and mistakes, far more than any other cause of death, including deaths attributed to heart disease (699,697) and cancer (553,251). It further mentions that the United States is ranked 12th of 13 industrialized countries when evaluated using 15 health status indicators. Preventable medical errors that are attributed to doctor-produced illness (and death) are called iatrogenic illness (and iatrogenesis). Finally, these researchers recently released the book Death By Medicine (2010). This important book offers an estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths in the U.S. annually as being at least 794,936, and using another estimating approach the number of deaths would be increased by 216,000 for a total of 1,010,936 deaths annually (pages 26-29). There is also underreporting of iatrogenic events with as little as 5% and no more than 20% of iatrogenic events ever being reported! (page 45) Drugs with the worst record of side effects were selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and calcium-channel blockers (page 67), and the leading causes of adverse drug reactions are antibiotics (17%), cardiovascular drugs (17%), chemotherapy (15%), and analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents (15%) (page 76). Shockingly, in five scientifically documented books, Dr. John Gofman provides strong evidence that medical technology—specifically X-rays, CT scans, and mammography and fluoroscopy devices—are a contributing factor to 75% of new cancers. (Page 122) A government study released in November 2010 showed that an estimated 15,000 Medicare patients die each month in part because of care they receive in the hospital. The highly respected New England Journal of Medicine in November 2010 reported that in the 6-year period ending in December 2007 there was little evidence that the rate of harm from medical care had decreased substantially in a statewide study of 10 North Carolina hospitals, although there was a modest and non-statistically significant reduction in the rate of preventable harms on the basis of external reviews. This research was to see if there had been any significant changes since the December 1999 report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths and more than 1 million injuries each year in the United States. In December 2010 the AMA's American Medical News included an article on "Diagnostic errors; Why they happen" that details how cognitive biases create diagnostic errors that reportedly cause 40,000 to 80,000 deaths a year in the U.S. and about 40% of medical liability lawsuits involve diagnostic errors. The article asserts that one in three diagnostic errors result solely from physicians' cognitive mistakes.
lef.org/magazine/mag2006/aug2006_report_death_01.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iatrogenesis
deathreference.com/Ho-Ka/Iatrogenic-Illness.html
natural-cancer-cures.com/iatrogenic-illness.html
encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3407200149.html
iatrogenic.org
amazon.com/Death-Medicine-Gary-Null/dp/1607660024
usatoday.com/yourlife/health/healthcare/2010-11-16-medicare~
nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMsa1004404#t=articleResult
ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/12/06/prsa1206.htm

10 years following a landmark 1999 report estimating avoidable medical errors contributed to 44,000 to 98,000 death in U.S. hospitals yearly, the problem of medical errors remains and may have escalated, according to the mid-April 2011 esteemed British medical journal The Lancet. The most common medical errors in U.S. hospitals are medication errors, followed by surgical errors, procedure errors, and nosocomial infections. Hardly inspiring news.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736~

2000 was the last year the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked the world's health systems in terms of health outcomes given the complexity of the task. It is shocking that the United States spends more money per capital than anyone other than the Marshall Islands, yet is number 37 in health outcomes! WHO ranks the United States 24th in healthy life expectancy and 14th in terms of preventable deaths.
photius.com/rankings/total_health_expenditure_as_pecent_of_gdp~
photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html
photius.com/rankings/healthy_life_table2.html
allcountries.org/ranks/preventable_deaths_country_ranks~

A summary of a 2006 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that physicians, specifically family physicians, internists and cardiologists, often fail to communicate critical elements of medication use. Adverse medication effects are discussed only 35% of the time, length of time to take the medication discussed 34% of the time, and overall doctors communicate 62% of the information required for perfect patient communication when discussing medications.
prweb.com/releases/2006/11/prweb478103.htm

The Poverty of Medical Evidence: An editorial in the British Medical Journal cites that only about 15% of medical interventions are supported by solid, scientific evidence! A November 2010 article by Dana Ullman in the on-line Huffington Post reports: "The British Medical Journal's "Clinical Evidence" analyzed common medical treatments to evaluate which are supported by sufficient reliable evidence (BMJ, 2007). They reviewed approximately 2,500 treatments and found: 13 percent were found to be beneficial; 23 percent were likely to be beneficial; Eight percent were as likely to be harmful as beneficial; Six percent were unlikely to be beneficial; Four percent were likely to be harmful or ineffective; and 46 percent were unknown whether they were efficacious or harmful."
chiro.org/LINKS/FULL/Where_Is_The_Wisdom.shtml
...mercola...lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science~
theatlantic.com...lies-damned-lies-and-medical-science~

Antibiotics Crisis

The Antibiotic Crisis—Public health officials are warning that the decades-long love affair with over-prescribing and over-using antibiotics by medical doctors and the public essentially has rendered them useless: Amazingly there isn't a single known antibiotic to which bacteria have not become resistant! Read the January 2011 Op-Ed piece in The Huffington Post. We have been warned for several decades about this, as you can read in the links below. Some writers see a ray of a turn-around through managing the type of antibiotics prescribed and purely using antibiotics when needed. Doing this can begin to reverse antibiotic resistance in both out-patient and hospital populations.
huffingtonpost.com/dan-rather/the-antibiotics-crisis_b_807887.html?
daleswanson.blogspot.com/2011/01/antibiotics-crisis.html
thenewamerican.com...antibiotic-overuse-threatening-health-crisis~
docs.google...keepantibioticsworking.com...Antibiotic_Resistance...Emerging...crisis~
sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?article_id=218392694~
ezinearticles.com/?The-Antibiotic-Crisis---A-Loss-of-Effectiveness~
aromatherapy4u...antibiotic-crisis-our-contribution-to-creating-superbugs~
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3146082.stm
time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,998967,00.html
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1509257

Antibiotics Misuse with Humans and Animals / Tainted Meat & Poultry

Misuse of Antibiotics with healthy animals to keep them from getting sick when confined to crowded and squalid conditions and as a greed-driven growth-enhancer is spreading deadly strains of bacteria and killing human beings: 80% of antibiotics in U.S. go to healthy livestock, not humans, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and this is a misuse needs to be banned, according to New York Times Op-Ed writer Nicholas D. Kristof in a June 2011 article. Other supportive links make a strong case that this issue is a particularly timely, urgent and important one for human health and well-being.
nytimes.com/2011/06/12/opinion/12kristof.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212
ygenoutloud.com/health/use-of-antibiotics-in-animals-harmful-to-humans/3/
ecocentricblog.org/2011/02/25/antibiotics-misused/
newsobserver.com/2011/02/04/967109/swine-super-bacteria-linked.html
smartplanet.com...misguided-agricultural-practices...killing-americans...affecting...trade~
dnaindia.com/india/report_govt-to-control-antibiotics-use-among-animals_1533074
willjoelfriedman.com/printAndSound/e94889.pdf

1 in 4 Meat and Poultry Samples from Supermarkets Tainted with Resistant Bacteria: Nearly half (47%) of U.S. meat and poultry sold in supermarkets may be tainted with the drug-resistant bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, and more than half of those bacteria (52%) were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics, according to April 2011 research results. Disturbing.
npr.org...1-in-4-supermarket-meat-samples-tainted-with-drug-resistant-bacteria~
seattlepi.com/local/article/1-in-4-meat-samples-tainted-with-resistant-1338851.php
nytimes.com/2011/04/16/health/research/16brfs-STUDYWARNSOF_BRF.html
foxnews.com/health/2011/04/15/nearly-half-meat-tainted-drug-resistant-bacteria/

Germs in the Environment

Germ tests show that ATM cash machines are "as dirty as public toilets" given the bacteria found on keypads and public telephones are considered the "biggest health risk" according to research results released in January 2011.
dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1346026/Cash-machines-dirty-public-toilets~
cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-20028109-10391704.html

8 Gerniest public places and ways to protect yourself, including 1) Restaurant Menus; 2) Lemon Wedges; 3) Condiment dispensers; 4) Restroom Door Handles; 5) Soap Dispensers; 6) Grocery Carts (and the free food samples); 7) Airplane Bathrooms; and 8) Doctor's Offices (and hospitals too).
aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-03-2011/8-germiest-places.html~

Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is not listed as a carcinogen (i.e., causes cancer) and styrene, used in boats, bathtubs and in disposable foam plastic cups and plates, was listed as may cause cancer, according to a June 2011 U.S. government report. In wrinkle-free / no iron clothes, Formaldehyde may pose skin risks: One site reports that 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed directly into your blood steam. Thus it is important to be well informed regarding the most common chemicals that are definitely worth being aware to avoid putting them on your skin. The biggest potential issue for those wearing wrinkle-resistant / no iron clothing can be a skin condition called contact dermatitis which affect a small group of people and can cause itchy skin, rashes and blisters, according to a December 2010 government study on formaldehyde in textiles. One article questions how toxic are the imported kids apparels from China. Another timely article discusses the risks of formaldehyde in new kid's clothing in the context that children are possibly more vulnerable to formaldehyde than grownups. Many people prudently wash their new clothes, like non-iron shirts, at least twice before wearing them. Another recent article from September 2010 in Chemical & Engineering News says that low levels of formaldehyde in clothing is unlikely to pose health risk. Formaldehyde can be found in most homes, especially in cosmetics, glues and adhesives, pressed-wood furniture, shelving, or paneling, and insulation materials. Again, judge for yourself. Nevertheless, erring on the conservative health side may be wise.
huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/10/styrofoam-carcinogens-formaldehyde_n_875054.html
nytimes.com/2011/06/11/health/11cancer.html
nytimes.com/2010/12/11/your-money/11wrinkle.html
newezinearticles.com/Art/173028/378/Risks-of-New-kid-s-Clothing.html
safbaby.com/toxic-formaldehyde-hides-in-childrens-clothing-and-bedding
fibre2fashion.com...imported-kids-apparels-from-china-are-they-toxic1~
shirtsmyway.com/blog/2010/09/09/no-iron-shirt-health-ris
realage.com...common-ailments/dangerous-chemicals-home-cleaners-products
scienceblog.com...low-levels-of-formaldehyde-in-clothing-unlikely-to-pose-health-risk
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formaldehyde
cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=702500
cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/formaldehyde

Radiation Dangers

High-intensity, pinpoint beam of radiation from a linear accelerator strays invisibly, harming instead of healing: A December 2010 article in the New York Times describes how a fast-growing form of radiation therapy injures patients receiving stereotactic radiosurgery (or SRS), a technological innovation designed to target tiny tumors and other anomalies that affect the brain or spinal cord, while supposed minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. Given that the radiation treatment is so intense and concentrated, accuracy is critically important. The article details accidents that highlight shortcomings in the regulation of medical radiation. Again, forewarned is forearmed.
nytimes.com/2010/12/29/health/29radiation.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines~

Radiation worries for children in dentists' chairs—A November 2010 article in the NewYork Times reports that dentists continue to use outmoded X-ray film requiring higher amounts of radiation and orthodontists and other specialists are embracing a new scanning device called a cone-beam CT scanner that emits significantly more radiation than conventional methods. An excerpt: "Because children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to radiation, doctors three years ago mounted a national campaign to protect them by reducing diagnostic radiation to only those levels seen as absolutely necessary." Another technology called SureSmiles uses a robot, guided by 3-D images, bends wires that move the teeth into desired positions. The 3-D image can be taken by either a tiny camera, which uses light, not radiation, or a cone-beam scanner. The non-radiation method took a half-hour or more to complete compared with the cone-beam CT scanner, and can be uncomfortable for patients. Seriously consider questioning authority, knowing what is being used in all dental procedures in regard to radiation, and stay well informed. Forewarned is forearmed. It's only your life or the life of your loved one.
nytimes.com/2010/11/23/us/23scan.html~

Elderly: Dangers

Elderly patients four times more likely to die from medical treatment complications; treatment often more lethal than the disease itself with vulvar cancer: Research results released in February 2011 by the American Academy of Family Physicians demonstrates the above conclusions. An excerpt: "Three percent of the patients under 65 years of age died of ICD or treatment complications versus 11 percent of patients over the age of 65," Dr. Stuckey noted. "Death from ICD or treatment complications, therefore, was nearly four-fold higher for elderly patients." Peruse the quality of medical care given to our elderly, since one day if you are fortunate indeed you will be in this group! Especially interesting is the 2010 listing of the top 50 elderly care facilities in the U.S. found in the Wikipedia link below (#2 is Laguna Honda Hospital—SNF in San Francisco!).
esciencenews.com...elderly.patients.4.times.more.likely.die.treatment.complications~
physorg.com/news/2011-02-elderly-patients-die-treatment-complications.html
longtermcarelink.net/eldercare/medical_care_issues.htm
medicineatmichigan.org/magazine/2009/spring/aging/
rand.org/news/press/2005/08/15.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elderly_care


Medicine's Dangers / Myths / Antibiotics Overuse/ Germs / Doctor-Produced Illnesses & Deaths | Medicine: Rating Medical Doctors & Hospitals / Improving Medical Quality of Care | Dentistry

Hippocratic Oath / Do No More Harm

Medical oaths less of a moral compass for MDs and only 26% say Hippocratic Oath strongly influences their practice of medicine, according to a March 2011 article in Archives of Internal Medicine. Almost 80% of 1,032 practicing physicians surveyed in 2009 reported they took part in a medical school oath ceremony using the original or modified version of the Hippocratic Oath, the Osteopathic oath, the Prayer of Maimonides or the Declaration of Geneva. Just over a quarter said the oath they took significantly influenced their practice of medicine or provided moral guidance in their medical careers. An excerpt: "These data suggest that for most physicians, the taking of the oath is not a pivotal, meaningful, signal event, but just something that happens," said Farr A. Curlin, MD, co-author of the article." All the above oaths strongly adhere to "above all, do no harm" (or, better yet, "Do No More Harm"). To be perfectly frank, the lack of importance given to the Hippocratic Oath or some equivalent as mentioned above or the Eastern principle of Ahimsa or non-violence (how Mahatma Gandhi stated was his guiding moral principle in his life), in all healing professions including allopathic medicine (that is, modern Western medicine), is astonishing!
ama-assn.org/amednews/2011/03/28/prsf0401.htm

Also read Dr. Friedman's article "Awash in Harm, Do No More Harm" and "Harmless: Everywhere With Everyone" (A Supportive Meditation)
willjoelfriedman.com/articles/articStratCPF-Harm.html
willjoelfriedman.com/articles/articMedit-Harmless.html

Medical Doctors Rated, Training for Adequacy & Treatments to Avoid

Medical Treatments to Avoid Whenever Possible (including unnecessary Caesarean section births, use of top selling medications, and routine medical procedures such as MRI scans, CT scans, and antibiotics for cold viruses), according to Dr. Mercola in a May 2011 article. Numerous other links provide essential information about how to avoid unnecessary medical tests and how to identify and avoid unnecessary surgeries along with other medical procedures and treatments.
articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/09/unnecessary-procedures-hospitalizations-drugs-drive-up-health-care-costs.aspx
medifasthealth.org/blog/2010/06/18/unnecessary-medical-tests-73-of-doctors-admit-ordering-them/
ehow.com/how_4775774_avoid-unnecessary-medical-tests.html
getbetterhealth.com/life-line-screening-promotes-unnecessary-medical-tests/2010.05.25
naturalnews.com/012291.html
newsweek.com/2010/03/04/this-won-t-hurt-a-bit.html
npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125627307
rte.ie/news/2011/0430/health.html
whereismydoctor.com/news/most-x-rays-scans-unnecessary-for-acute-low-back-pain~
medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=41583
drcranton.com/chelation/cabg1.htm
dcri.org/news-publications/news/2010-news-archives/new-dcri-study-finds-many-unnecessary-heart-catheterizations
mdwhistleblower.blogspot.com/2011/02/overtreatment-and-unnecessary-medical.html

Medical doctors need 1,600 robot-aided prostate surgeries for adequate skills, study released in February 2011 says: Results from a study suggest the operations using Intuitive surgical Inc.'s da Vinci robot are being performed too often at community hospitals by surgeons without enough experience. Surgeons are not proficient and able to remove all the malignant cells surrounding the tumor until they have done the procedure with at least 90 percent accuracy which took more than 1,600 times.
bloomberg.com...doctors-need-1-600-robot-aided-prostate-surgeries-for-skills~

Doctors behaving badly—Use a Google Map and spot doctors you may not want to engage for medical services: Graphically see the spots in the United States for state medical boards that discipline physicians and how they inform the public. William Heisel, the originator of the map, offers regular reports on medical mischief on his website below. Heisel mentions that as of August 2010 the Medical Board of California leads all other state agencies in the way it provides information to the public in one easy-to-use and almost complete database. A link to this database is also listed below.
npr.org/blogs/health...find-doctors-behaving-badly-on-a-map~
maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8~
reportingonhealth.org...medical-boards-should-drop-stone-tools-join-digital-age~

Hospitals Rated & Prices and Research results

The Twelfth Annual Report of Hospital Quality Assurance from HealthGrades (rates all nonfederal hospitals in each of 30 diagnostic/intervention areas) shows a 52% lower chance of dying at top-rated hospitals. The HealthGrades website provides current ratings of 750,000 physicians, 5,000 hospitals and 16,000 nursing homes. The website ConsumerHealthRatings.com also provides ratings of doctors, hospitals and nursing homes. Both are invaluable resources that can save your life!
yubanet.com/usa/Study-52-Lower-Chance-of-Dying~
healthgrades.com
consumerhealthratings.com

Non-Profit hospitals posting lower Cesarean rates than private counterparts: The rate of cesarean sections in birth deliveries rose 2% in 2007 to a record-breaking 31%, affecting nearly one in three women having babies in America. In a September 2010 report, California Watch, the state's largest investigative reporting team and part of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting, reviewed C-Section rates at 253 hospitals, both public and private and found that women were 17% more likely to undergo a C-section at the private hospitals. A 2007 analysis by the Pacific Business Group on Health, a coalition of business, education and government agencies, made the case that this phenomenon may well be related to economics, that is, the bottom line. It went on to state that in California, hospitals can increase their revenues by 82% on average by performing a C-section instead of a vaginal birth and estimated the average hospital profits on an uncomplicated C-section as $2,240 compared with the profits for a comparable vaginal birth of $1,230.
healthnews...non-profit-hospitals-posting-lower-cesarean-rates-than-private-counterparts~
dailynews.com/news/ci_16051899
mercurynews.com/sports/ci_16045358?nclick_check=1
californiawatch.org...profit-hospitals-performing-more-c-sections~
projects.californiawatch.org/c-sections
contracostatimes.com/ci_16044005?nclick_check=1
childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10456

Hospital prices in California have increased by 159% between 2000 and 2009; may help account, in part, for higher health care insurance premiums: This rise is twice the rate of increase for Medicare and more than eight times the rate of increase for Medi-Cal according to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Given low reimbursement rates from Medicare and Medi-Cal putting strain on hospitals, some hospitals shifting costs to patients with private health insurance. Health plans say those increased hospital prices then are passed on to consumers through higher health care insurance premiums. The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog expressed concern that health plans might be using hospital prices and the federal health reform law as excuses for raising coverage rates. Another link details how health insurance premiums are rising because health care costs are going up. What appears to be driving costs are ongoing expensive investments in new technology and treatments. An excerpt from the second link below : "And many of the niche products and medical devices are made by one or two companies that can effectively dominate the market and set prices. Prices for many have risen much faster than the rate of inflation." Another factor cited is an unlimited societal expectation for health care. Practicing defensive medicine also plays a role given U.S. consumers are quick to sue doctors and hospitals when things go awry, accounting for soaring malpractice insurance premiums. By some estimates, 15 percent to 25 percent of the costs of medical services can be attributed to practicing defensive medicine.
californiahealthline...health-insurance-group-draws-attention-to-rise-in-calif-hospital-prices~
buffalonews.com/city/article281095.ece

Improving Medical Quality of Care

Using To-Do Lists or Checklists can improve the quality of health care: New York Times book review dated January 24, 2010 of author-surgeon Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right (2010) details the author's simple checklist solution to greatly improve medical care given the complexity in medicine—Author-surgeon Gawande declares that there are many situations where a simple to-do list could help when doctors often overlook or omit steps in the multitude of tasks they perform every day. He cites examples of how implementing a five-point checklist in 2001 essentially eradicated central line infection in the intensive care unit at John Hopkins Hospital which prevented an estimated 43 infections and 8 deaths over 27 months. Tested later in the Intensive Care Unit in Michigan, the checklist decreased infections by 66 percent within three months and is likely to have saved more than 1,500 lives within a year and one-half. Other articles also strongly advocate the use of checklists for conducting medical procedures. Again, the simplest solution (parsimony or Occam's Razor) usually is the best solution.
nytimes.com/2010/01/24/books/review/Jauhar-t.html
balancinglife.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-review-atul-gawandes-checklist~
healthline.com...unlikely-saga-of-medical-checklist~
journals.lww.com...Checklists, Simple_but_Overlooked_Solution_to.20~

Safe Practices for Better Health Care: 34 practices in hospitals are being called for in the National Quality Forum Safe Practices for Better Healthcare, and includes everything from simple checklists to computerized infection control.
aarp.org/entertainment/movies-tv/info-07-2010/dennis-quaid-wants-to-save-your-life.1.html
ahrq.gov/qual/nqfpract.htm
ahrq.gov/qual/30safe.htm
tbSafePractices_20091023_website.pdf

Medical doctors fail empathy test in 90% of cases: Research results released in January 2011 from the University of Toronto and Duke University in Durham, N.C. suggest that medical doctors are routinely missing or ignoring moments with patients that beg for empathy and suggest the severe need for more training in responding to human emotions. Studies suggest that doctors fail up to 90% of the time to respond to emotional cues from their patients. In other words, empathy being the ability to feel/understand another's feeling/emotional experience and communicate/confirm that understanding with another person and then act in a helpful manner, doctors "infrequently articulate" empathetic responses. Said differently, the report found that surgeons and oncologists responded to cues that lung cancer patients were sad, anxious, frightened, or otherwise emotionally agitated only 10 percent of the time. Is this really news to the great majority of us? These results are a sad reflection on the medical profession and medical doctors, and a resounding wake-up call!
nationalpost.com...Doctors+fail+empathy+test+cases/4160389/story~
newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/triage/2008/09/doctors-score-l.html


Medicine's Dangers / Myths / Antibiotics Overuse/ Germs / Doctor-Produced Illnesses & Deaths | Medicine: Rating Medical Doctors & Hospitals / Improving Medical Quality of Care | Dentistry

Mercury Amalgam Fillings Dangers

Dental mercury amalgam fillings are highly suspect health-wise for being in your mouth!—Read the following research on the health dangers of dental mercury amalgam fillings and then look into a highly qualified conservative/biological dentist. Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known to human beings. Medical authority Dr. Mercola and his colleague Dr. Lina Garcia, DDS, DMD strongly recommend a metal-free all-porcelain inlay or onlay (a ceramic material most closely resembling natural tooth enamel in terms of appearance and functionality and is the most biocompatible restoration material available on the market today) to replace silver mercury amalgam cavities and says that composites are weak and contain plastic.
healingdaily.com/oral-chelation/mercury.htm
healthiertalk.com/are-mercury-fillings-safe-0514
amalgam.org
flcv.com/indexa.html
...mercola.com...dental-association-forces-disabled-to-get-mercury-fillings~
toxicteeth.org/dentistsdoctorsproducts.cfm
toxicteeth.org/mercuryFillings.cfm
holisticmed.com/dental/amalgam
buzzle.com/articles/mercury-poisoning-symptoms.html
...mercola...porcelain-best-replacement-for-silver-amalgam-dental-fillings~

Audio / Videos on the dangers of mercury amalgam fillings
articles.mercola.com...Culprits...Mercury-into-Your-Mouth-Put-Them-OUT-OF-BUSINESS~
articles.mercola.com...FDA-has-the-Audacity-to-Claim-Mercury-is-Completely-Harmless~
articles.mercola.com...Mercury-Fillings-Battle-Heats-Up-in-DC~

Mercury-Containing Medicines could be Harmful to Children: Medical doctor Dr. Mercola in March 2011 summarizes several recent research studies confirming that mercury in vaccines and other medical products could cause harm, such as triggering autism. Further links and comments are on the link below.
articles.mercola.com...2011/03/28/mercurycontaining-medicines-harmful-to-children~

Holistic / Conservative / Biological Dentists

Holistic/Conservative/Biological Dentists Directories
iaomt.org...patients~
holisticdental.org/membersearch?&tab=2
dentalwellness4u.com/freeservices/find_dentists.html
iabdm.org/cms/index.php?id=34

Root Canals

Possibly best to avoid root canals and instead consider non-reactive metal implants made from zirconium given increasing evidence that root canals can be a source of chronic bacterial toxicity in your body: You might contact a natural/conservative/biological dentist for a consultation if you are considering a root canal. If you are considering a root canal, please read Dr. Mercola's and naturalistic dentist's links below.
articles.mercola.com...why-you-should-avoid-root-canals-like-the-plague~
foodmatters.tv/_webapp_248876/Root_Canal_Cover_Up_Exposed
 


 


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