The report recommends that pediatricians take a more active role in explaining to parents the value of childhood play.
Kids need to play. It seems like an obvious statement, as central to childhood as eating peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches and chasing fireflies. For generations, parents have known that a play-filled childhood is essential for healthy physical and mental development. They didn’t need to read the latest research findings on play. They didn’t need experts to tell them it’s important. They just knew it. Kids are designed by nature to play, and parents have generally let them. Continue reading
Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers…
Here is the quote of the day: “With the [enforcement] of EHRs, I had to spend more time as a scribe. One night a child I was treating had a seizure and I couldn’t get the medicine to enable them to breathe because their chart wasn’t in the system yet. This kid was fixing to die and I, the doctor, couldn’t get the medicine. It was demoralizing.” The profession has allowed non-physicians to control the practice of medicine. This is the result. Too many physicians are employed by large firms and hospital groups which generates dissatisfaction with their profession. Unless things change, expect more of the same. ~ Rosemary Stein, MD
“After 20 years, I quit medicine and none of my colleagues were surprised. In fact, they all said they wish they could do the same.”
The news that New York University will offer free tuition to all its medical school students, in the hope of encouraging more doctors to choose lower-paying specialties, offered hope to those wishing to pursue a career in the field.
However, becoming a doctor remains one of the most challenging career paths you can embark upon. It requires extensive (and expensive) schooling followed by intensive residencies before you’re fully on your feet. The idea, generally, is that all the hard work will pay off not only financially, but also in terms of job satisfaction and work-life balance; then there’s the immeasurable personal benefits of helping people, and possibly even saving lives. In terms of both nobility and prestige, few occupations rank as high. Continue reading
THINK about this the next time you go to get your prescription filled!
The federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers with cancer deemed 9/11-related
NEARLY 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke resulting from 9/11.
With the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers with cancer deemed 9/11-related. Continue reading
After twenty years of building and supporting a web-site, which was authorized and sanctioned by Dr. William Donald Kelley, the time came for me to expand my commitment to the work of this great healer. In 2013 I took over the project of becoming the editor and publisher of Dr. Kelley’s Self Test for the Different Metabolic Types. With the July 2013 release we expanded the original writings of Kelley by including a 30 page pamphlet, ‘Metabolic Typing‘ which had previously only been published as a separate mail-out.
One thing leads to another, and the re-editing of Dr. Kelley’s treatise on dealing with Cancer also had been placed into my hands. When I first met Kelley, the book was entitled, ‘One Answer to Cancer (with Cancer Cure)’ – a title which had been generally in use by Kelley since it’s earliest 30 page printing in 1967.
Dr. William D. Kelley
In 2001 the book went through some updating and was repackaged and retitled, ‘CANCER: Curing the Incurable without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation‘ and was later somewhat modified in a 2005 printing. For a number of reasons, the book had not been (legally) available for several years (other than at inflated prices through Amazon), due to publishing issues – partly due to FDA intervention, several legal considerations and the prohibitive cost of printing and storage. All of this has now been cleared and… Continue reading
Setting boundaries with phones to alleviate stress, anxiety (ultimately)
Smartphones and tablets are replacing face-to-face interactions, and families are suffering because of it, a new study says.
According to lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of developmental behavioral pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, incoming communications from work, friends, and the world at large is “contaminating” family mealtime, bedtime, and playtime. Whether you agree with the term ‘contamination’ or not, I think we can all agree these times are changing due to these technological devices. Continue reading
New study reveals why taking statins may be harmful
People with high cholesterol are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, which could help explain why taking lipid-lowering statins may trigger the disease
People with high cholesterol are less likely to have diabetes, which may help explain why statins may trigger the condition.
Researchers found rates of type 2 diabetes among 25,000 patients with inherited hypercholesterolemia – a genetic disorder leading to high cholesterol levels – were significantly lower than among their unaffected relatives.
Some studies suggest people taking cholesterol-lowering agents face an increased risk of up to 46 per cent of developing diabetes, with higher risk linked to higher doses of the drugs.
However, experts say the absolute risk of diabetes is lower than the benefits of statins in cutting heart attacks and deaths. Continue reading
At this time of year, we have so much to be merry about. In the last couple of decades, there has been enormous progress in medical treatments, and as a result several of my friends are still alive who surely would have died amid the technology of yesteryear. Every invention of a new medical procedure, every discovery of a new medicine, is an example of what God gives to mankind – the gifts of intelligence, insight and creativity. It’s way too easy to overlook what that kind of progress means to all of us and our families. Continue reading
When your doctor tells you your prescription is approved by the American Medical Association (AMA), it’s intended to give you confidence. But what it really means is that the drug or procedure is endorsed and funded by the same corporations that endorse and fund Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other products that are harmful to your health. In fact, the AMA is in part financed by Pfizer, which owns Monsanto, the company that manufactured controversial and proven-to-be-dangerous products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin (a.k.a. bovine growth hormone) and is now the largest manufacturer of genetically modified seeds and the herbicide glyphosate, which GMO’s require. This is only one of the insidious connections between the AMA and corporations that cause, and prosper from, your ill health. Continue reading
As the Obamacare debate rages, we hear much about insurance companies, costs and people’s ability to pay. We hear the policy defended as proponents tell us it will provide healthcare to those who never had it. Of course, these proponents never seem to explain how those who couldn’t afford healthcare when it was a choice can now afford an even more expensive cost now that government mandates it.
However, these debates about the pros and cons of Obamacare basically focus on money. What about the real issue – healthcare? What will Obamacare do to our medical system? How will it affect the quality of our care? How will it affect doctor’s decisions as they attempt to take care of our health needs? And, ultimately, in a system controlled by government bureaucrats and government-written manuals – who will really be making the decisions that determine our quality of life? These are the real questions that need to be the center of the debate. And the answers are terrifying. Continue reading
If one cannot search for and see the light of truth, one is either dumber than a box of rocks, ignorant and fearful of the truth, indoctrinated to the max unwilling to accept facts, or a willing participant in the destruction of America. Regardless of which it is, you, your family, and your future descendants will pay the highest price – servitude to evil or death. Continue reading
Cancer, the most feared disease in America, just got scarier thanks to Obamacare. Despite the barrage of propganada claiming our health care system is in “crisis,” the fact is that if you are diagnosed with cancer, the best country in the world to receive treatment is the United States, by a fairly substantial margin. Our technology and our physicians are the best in the world. Period, as the president so often says.
But from now on, if you are covered by Obamacare, your options for cancer treatment are diminishing. Continue reading
When I first started medical practice in 1972, a physician could get started in practice on a shoestring budget. All you needed was a couple of rooms, some furnishings, a few pieces of equipment that you could add too later, a telephone and possibly someone to answer it and schedule appointments. The joke was that you could set up your office in early orange crate style. Overhead was about one-third of the usual expected incomes. Those days are long gone. Continue reading
August 4, 2012 ~ Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years. Continue reading
October 28, 2009 ~ I’m all for doctors. To me, there is no more valuable service on this earth than the professional care administered by a qualified practitioner of the medicinal arts. I don’t particularly enjoy going to the doctor (they always lecture me about smoking) however I can’t think of too many things more comforting than the knowledge that an experienced doc is close at hand should I get a treble hook in my eye, shoot myself in the thigh, or get my foot stuck in mouth.
Being from the Missouri Ozarks, I grew up with a lot of “untraditional” home medical practices. We always figured that there was no need to waste the doc’s time if you could fix it yourself – kinda’ the same theory as changing your own oil on the family Chevy. It’s not that tough a job and the pros have more important stuff on their minds. Continue reading