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The Road To Hellth

Published: June 21, 2013

Healthcare, as delivered in America today, has been the subject of endless discussion in the last few years – if not decades. There is almost universal agreement that changes need to be made to improve American medicine, yet there seems to be little consensus about what needs to be done. The dissatisfaction on the patient’s side of things is more read more »

Antibiotic Resistance, Revisited

Published: September 14, 2011

One hates to sound like a bit of a broken record, but the matter of supergerms needs a re-visit and a fine place to go is the recent Discover special issue on evolution. The article titled “The Rise of the Killer Mutants” goes into greater detail than we have here on the topic of antibiotic misuse as it relates to livestock. The article by Jessica read more »

Educating the Public

Published: June 7, 2011

We talked last time about PR as it relates to convincing people to destroy their health through the use of cigarettes. While the art of convincing people what products to buy and use is an intensively researched area in commerce, it is not as well developed when it comes to educating the public. That may be a problem. New Scientist magazine recently read more »

Hidden Dangers in Your Medicine Cabinet

Published: May 16, 2011

The European Union has put into place some significant legislation that requires herbal supplement manufacturers to clearly label their products, or be forced off the market. For more details on this story and a discussion about the safety issues of a popular herbal supplement, St. John’s Wort, see my previous blog here. After writing this blog, I read more »

Hidden Dangers of the Meat Industry (Part 2)

Published: May 4, 2011

A new Louisiana State University study suggests that about half of our meat has antibiotic resistant Staph Aureus (SA) in it. What does that mean? What can and should be done about it? While it remains to be proven that the antibiotics disappearing down the gullets of animals raised for slaughter directly leads to drug resistant SA getting onto their read more »

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