(Sal) met so many pre-med majors at UMM, so I decided to do a website dedicating to these folks and those already in the job market. I chose to do this today (Friday, April 9th of 2004) after I got this e-mail story (down below).
Famous Rochester Mayo Hospital Morris Link
I just had an interesting conversation this morning (Wednesday, February 2nd 2005) after this weekly bible studying going-on at Prairie Community Services. I talked to the C.E.O. about his cousin-Keith Lindor, who was in the Morris Sun Tribune last week for his new position as Dean of Rochester Mayo Medical School. Dennis ended up sharing about many cool stories of his cousin's international experience (including the Philippines).
"The sale of amygdalin-based apricot seeds was very profitable for Vale and for a variety of other herbalists and naturopathic doctors who offered it to cancer victims who were frantically searching for the magic bullet that would prolong their lives. "
*we just need to give our 100% trust and dependence on God
*Special E-mail Forward
A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its
hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out on the floor and
counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly
perfect. No chance here for mistakes. Carefully placing the coins back
the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made
her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief
above the door. She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some
attention but he was too busy at this moment.
Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her
throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally
she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glasscounter. That
And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice.
I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he
said without waiting for a reply to his question.
"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in
same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick... and I want to buy a
''I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.
"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and
my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a
"We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help
you," the pharmacist said, softening a little.
"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get
the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."
The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and
asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brotherneed?"
don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up.
"I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation.
But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money."
"How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago.
"One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly."And it's
all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to."
"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven
cents---the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."
He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her
mitten and said "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother
your parents. Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need."
That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing
neuro-surgery. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't
long until Andrew was home again and doing well.
Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led
them to this place. "That surgery," her Mom whispered. "was areal
miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?" Tess smiled. She knew
exactly how much a miracle
cost... one dollar and eleven cents ...... plus the faith of a little
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a
higher law...... (A TRUE STORY)
I know you'll keep the ball moving! Here it goes. Throw it back to
someone who means something to you!
A ball is a circle, no beginning, no end. It keeps us together like our
Circle of Friends. But the treasure inside for you to see is the
of friendship you've granted to me.
Today I pass the friendship ball to you.
Pass it on to someone who is a friend to you.
MY OATH TO YOU...
When you are sad.....I will dry your tears.
When you are scared.....I will comfort your fears.
When you are confused.....I will help you cope.
And when you are lost.....And can't see the light.
I shall be your beacon.....Shining ever so bright.
This is my oath.....I pledge till the end.
Why you may ask?.....Because you're my friend. Signed: GOD
Jesus the Physician
The Bible has many miracle stories, which Jesus healed many sick people of His time when He was on earth. And He still does today....
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Published Friday, April 03, 2009 Echo Press "Douglas County Hospital Administrator Bill Flaig sent a memo to department and clinical directors Monday that began with this description:
The reason: Out of all the small hospitals across the nation, the Douglas County Hospital is among the top 100.
That’s according to an annual nationwide study that identifies benchmarks for hospital performance.
The 2008 Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals listed Douglas County Hospital under the “Small Community Hospital” category – those with 100 beds or fewer. Douglas County has 99 beds.
Only 20 other hospitals from across the U.S. were honored in that category, including one other facility in Minnesota – Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater.
This marks the second time the Douglas County Hospital has earned the “top 100” distinction, matching its accomplishment in 2001.
“This is really remarkable getting the award twice,” said Flaig in an interview with the newspaper Monday. “This is a program that doesn’t solicit or that we apply for. An independent company looks at specific indices of a hospital and compares them to all hospitals across the U.S. It’s all independent.”
The selection was based on the following five areas:
•Clinical processes and outcomes.
•Patient perception of care.
Douglas County Hospital made a concerted effort to align its board, management team, employees and medical staff to achieve “balanced excellence,” noted Jean Chenoweth, vice president of the awards program in a letter sent to the hospital.
The hospital’s performance, Chenoweth added, reflects its ability to provide highly reliable, efficient health care services and great value to patients, local employers, payers and the entire community.
Flaig was quick to point out that earning the award was a cooperative effort.
“This is something we did as a team,” he said. “Our 600 employees can take credit for this. Without outstanding employees, a supportive board and our medical staff, we would not be able to accomplish this.”
One part of the Douglas County Hospital that separates it from others, Flaig said, is personalized quality care.
“We couldn’t do what we do without the human touch,” Flaig said. “You take care of people with people – not just machines.”
Although the hospital’s ongoing expansion project wasn’t a factor in the top 100 designation, its financial stability was. The hospital, Flaig noted, wouldn’t have pursued the $30 million project unless its finances were sound.
“Financial stability is important – especially in these times,” Flaig noted.
The four-floor, 110,000-square-foot expansion onto the southeast corner of the hospital is expected to be completed by next spring. It includes a new orthopedic clinic, maternity ward and 34 private patient rooms.
Other categories included in Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 list are “Major Teaching Hospitals,” “Teaching Hospitals,” “Large Community Hospitals,” and “Medium Community Hospitals.” Each category recognized 20 other hospitals.
Besides Douglas County Hospital and Lakeview, the 2008 list included two other facilities in Minnesota – the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and St. Cloud Hospital."
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"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Healthcare costs can break any family, no matter how much they make. But a Minnesota company is offering thousands of dollars in help to middle-class families. However, few Minnesotans are taking advantage of it.
Drew Kalal seems like any other happy, healthy, 6 year old, with his video games and pet hamster. Behind those bright eyes and friendly face, though, Kalal has some problems.
"He would come home and say, ‘They want to know why I talk like a baby,’” said his mother, Breanna Kalal. “To hear your child say that as a parent is just crushing."
Drew Kalal had severe speech delay, and issues with motor skills. And even though his parents have insurance, the co-pays were burning up money.
"Well, when you’re being seen two to three times per week, we were averaging $400 to $500 a month just in medical bills,” Breanna Kalal said.
So, she was thrilled when a fellow mother told her about special United Healthcare Children’s Foundation medical grants aimed at the middle class. She applied, and was accepted.
"It sounds a little cheesy, but it was almost like winning the lottery,” she said. “I mean, you open it up and it’s disbelief that you’ve been awarded a $5,000 medical grant."
The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation awarded 787 of those grants last year, averaging about $3,400 apiece, but only 11 came from Minnesota.
"We have very strong participation outside the state of Minnesota,” said Matt Peterson, president of the foundation. “We want to drive greater awareness in Minnesota. This is our backyard and we’d love to see more.”
Peterson wants to make sure Minnesotans know the rules. The child must be 16 or under, with uncovered medical or therapy needs. The parents must meet certain income limits, and have medical insurance. However, it doesn’t have to be with United Healthcare Insurance.
"The majority of these grants go to non-United Healthcare customers,” he said. “So if people think they have to carry a United Healthcare card, that’s actually not true."
Drew Kalal is proof that the money can help. Even after just six months of therapy, he has made substantial progress.
"He was at about a 55 percent intelligibility,” said his mom, “so people were only able to understand about half of what he was saying, and he’s now at 80 percent, so it’s been a huge increase."
His story is proof that some things really aren’t too good to be true.
"Somebody really is giving free money,” Breanna Kalal said. “It’s true. I can vouch for it."
The income limits include much of the middle class. You can check them out at http://uhccf.org/apply_applicant.html.
’Gifted Hands,’ the Inspirational Story of Dr. Ben Carson, to Air on TNT Feb.7
By Michael Ireland
Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service Monday, February 2, 2009 "GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (ANS) -- The inspiring story of Dr. Ben Carson takes readers into the life of an inner-city youngster who rose above his circumstances to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
Cover of the original book Gifted Hands by Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson, M.D. and Cecil Murphey, which originally released in 1990, is the story of Ben Carson, who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds: a broken home, poverty, limited opportunity, and scholastic and behavioral problems.
It chronicles the transformation of an angry inner city boy, growing up in Detroit with a violent temper, into a medical genius renowned for his unique surgical skills, innovative medical procedures, and a mild bedside manner.
Carson shares the inspiration behind a strong will to reach his potential in life, both personally and professionally. He says his mother "was the earliest, strongest and most impacting force in my life."
He also tells of his faith in God, which guides him through complex and delicate surgeries.
"Never get too big for God. Never drop God out of your life," Carson said.
Now Zondervan, a world leader in Christian communications, has entered into a special partnership with TNT centered around the brand new TNT Original movie GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY.
Zondervan will offer two books that correspond with the movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Dr. Ben Carson that will air Feb. 7 on TNT.
The trade book Gifted Hands is available in several formats including hardcover (jacketed), softcover, mass market, Ebook, and audio download.
A Gifted Hands TV Tie-in edition will also be available in February 2009 wherever books are sold from Zonderkidz™ for children ages 9-12 featuring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Dr. Ben Carson on the cover and behind-the-scene images from the movie.
In the Gifted Hands TV Tie-in edition by Gregg Lewis
Artwork from the cover of the Gifted Hnads TV movie tie-in by Gregg Lewis
(Zonderkidz, February 2009, ISBN: 978-0-310-71894-9, $5.99), kids will read how Ben Carson was able to accomplish his dream through faith and determination.
The special movie tie-in print edition inspires young readers with the story of how an angry inner-city boy grew up to become one of the world’s greatest neurosurgeons, showing kids that anything is possible with faith and determination.
Many had given up on Ben, including himself, but his mother never did. She encouraged him to do better and reach higher for his dreams. There are photographs of Ben and his family throughout the text, with an 8-page color section of movie and behind-the-scene images.
Movie Synopsis: About the TNT Original Movie GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY
A frustrated young boy with problems in school overcomes the obstacles in his life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon in this uplifting and inspirational JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION® starring Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and two-time NAACP Image Award winner Kimberly Elise (The Great Debaters, The Manchurian Candidate).
The movie is based on the true story of Dr. Ben Carson, whose lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The movie premieres Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT.
Dr. Benjamin Carson is a professor of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology, and pediatrics, and the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He won a full scholarship to Yale University and is a graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is the author of three other bestselling books--Gifted Hands, Think Big, and The Big Picture. He serves on the corporate boards of the Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corp., and American's Promise, among others, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation.
Carson earned international recognition in 1987 for his part in the landmark separation of the Binder Siamese twins of Germany, who were joined at the back of the head. That procedure and other hemispherectomy operations are described in his book Gifted Hands.
Ben, his wife, and three sons live in Maryland. He and his wife, Candy, are the parents of three grown sons and live in Baltimore County, Maryland. For more information, visit www.drbencarson.com
Cecil Murphey, author of over forty books, has also assisted well-known personalities in writing their biographies.
Gregg Lewis is an award winning author or coauthor of more than fifty books, including Take the Risk and The Big Picture with Dr. Ben Carson, Tom Landry: An Autobiography, Forgiving the Dead Man Walking with Debbie Morris, Jesus M.D., and Safe at Home.
Other items also available from Zondervan featuring Dr. Ben Carson include:
Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence (Zondervan, January 2006, ISBN: 978-0-310-26900-7, $12.99) by Dr. Ben Carson with Cecil Murphey.
The Big Picture: Getting Perspective on What's Really Important (Zondervan, October 2000, ISBN: 978-0-310-23834-8, $12.99) by Dr. Ben Carson and Gregg Lewis.
Take the Risk: Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk (Zondervan, January 2008, ISBN: 978-0-310-25973-2, $19.99) by Dr. Ben Carson and Gregg Lewis.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand.
For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands.
Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at www.zondervan.com (mobile site: zvan.mobi ).
Zonderkidz™, a division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it produces bestselling and award-winning Bibles, books, board books, graphic novels, audio, video, and digital products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 16 and the people who love them, from family members to educators.
Zonderkidz is the publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader's Version) Bible translation, the 3rd-grade reading level edition of the NIV that is ideal for children and those who speak English as a second language. Visit Zonderkidz on the Internet at www.zonderkidz.com.
Movie photos are available for story inclusion. Please contact Lindsey Rodarmer at (616) 698-3332 or email@example.com "
"At a town hall meeting Friday in Texas, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., declared that "there’s strong evidence" that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that was once in many childhood vaccines, is responsible for the increased diagnoses of autism in the U.S. -- a position in stark contrast with the view of the medical establishment.
McCain was responding to a question from the mother of a boy with autism, who asked about a recent story that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program had issued a judgment in favor of an unnamed child whose family claimed regressive encephalopathy and symptoms of autism were caused by thimerosal.
"We’ve been waiting for years for kind of a responsible answer to this question, and are hoping that you can help us out there," the woman said.
McCain said, per ABC News' Bret Hovell, that "It’s indisputable that (autism) is on the rise amongst children, the question is what’s causing it. And we go back and forth and there’s strong evidence that indicates that it’s got to do with a preservative in vaccines."
McCain said there’s "divided scientific opinion" on the matter, with "many on the other side that are credible scientists that are saying that’s not the cause of it."
The established medical community is not as divided as McCain made it sound, however. Overwhelmingly the "credible scientists," at least as the government and the medical establishment so ordain them, side against McCain's view.
Moreover, those scientists and organizations fear that powerful people lending credence to the thimerosal theory could dissuade parents from getting their children immunized -- which in their view would lead to a very real health crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control says "There is no convincing scientific evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site."
The American Academy of Pediatrics says"No scientific data link thimerosal used as a preservative in vaccines with any pediatric neurologic disorder, including autism."
The Food and Drug Administration conducted a review in 1999 -- the year thimerosal was ordered to be removed from most vaccines -- and said that it "found no evidence of harm from the use of thimerosal as a vaccine preservative, other than local hypersensitivity reactions."
The Institute of Medicine’s Immunization Safety Review Committee concluded "that the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism."
And a study of California Department of Developmental Services data published last month indicated that there was "an increase in autism in California despite the removal of thimerosal from most vaccines."
Yet there is a vocal, determined, passionate group -- including some medical researchers and organizations -- who vehemently dispute what the established medical community says about this wrenching issue. One of the questions they ask is why would the thimerosal have been removed from the vaccines if there was no real harm?
(The answer according to the Public Health Service, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers was "because any potential risk is of concern.")
In any case, here we have a major political figure, the presumptive Republican nominee, who stated that he at the very least isn’t as sure about thimerosal as the medical establishment is.
Moreover, he made it sound as if the thimerosal is still in vaccines -- though as I understand it, thimerosal is all but gone in almost every childhood vaccine now, and has been for years.
This could be quite controversial.
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Health-Autism, Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X, etc...
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This collection of research leads has NOT been verified by me, Eleanor White. It came from a site which is not a factual source, in my opinion. However, these entries may be important to those researchers among us as starting points for further investigation: ...
*found this after re"search"ing about 9-11-01
History Channel - America's Secret War 1 of 5
"History Channel's "History's Mysteries": Mind Control - America's Secret War 1 of 5
US Gov't, CIA & Cold War: Mind control experiments on unknowing/unwilling human guinea pigs by the US Government: NOT crackpot conspiracy theorys but documented facts! "
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues: Drugs,
Obamacare: Culling the Baby Boomers
March 22, 2010 "..Obamacare is perfectly timed to kick in as large numbers of so-called Baby Boomers begin to collect their Social Security and Medicare later in the decade.
The bill passed last night attacks Medicare directly. It will cut over $150 billion to hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. Obama and the Democrats expect to realize a “savings” by cutting over $200 billion to Medicare Advantage, nearly $40 billion to home health care for seniors, and over $20 billion in reduced Medicare payments to hospitals that service a large number of low-income patients, according to the ARRA News Service.
If payments are reduced to doctors and caregivers, they will deny their services to seniors. Obama and Congress know this and that is precisely what they expect to happen, never mind Nancy Pelosi’s comparison of this monstrous bill to the Declaration of Independence.
The government currently has mega unfunded future obligations (Medicare, Social Security, welfare, etc.) of about $51 trillion, or about 4.5 times the size of today’s GDP. Needless to say, this is unsustainable, especially considering the mountain of debt owed to bankers (this debt created by bankers out of thin air is not intended to be paid back — it is a mechanism designed to bankrupt the country and reduce it into another third world wasteland, that is after the bankers loot everything of value)...
"..There are still concerns from moderates over the bill's cost — $1.055 trillion over 10 years — and long-term spending implications, and disputes to be resolved on how to block federal funding of abortions and prevent illegal immigrants from getting taxpayer-funded care. But the once-strident liberal opposition to the version of the public insurance option in the bill Pelosi released Thursday had all but disappeared 24 hours later...
Abortion Coverage (Page 110): “Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing the public health insurance option from providing for or prohibiting coverage of services described in paragraph (4)(A)”. Paragraph (4)(A) Abortion Services – Abortions for which public funding is prohibited. That said, paragraph (4)(B) “The services described in this subparagraph are for abortions for which the expenditure of Federal funds appropriated for the Department of Health and Human Services is permitted.”
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Issues: Abortion
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Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, information can help you deal with these situations (list)...
Surgery On Sunday
by Amanda McGowan, editor
March 10, 2010 surgicalproductsmag.com "What are you doing on Sunday? For me, I try to make Sunday is a day for a little relaxation, perhaps running some errands or doing a little housework or spending time with family.
Sundays for Dr. Andy Moore, a plastic surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky, go a little differently. On the third Sunday of every month, Dr. Moore opens the doors of the Lexington Surgery Center to perform procedures on patients—for free. ...
The program has treated more than 3,100 patients since it began in 2005. On an average Sunday, the group will treat 25 to 30 patients, and there are about 1,500 patients on the waiting list. Patients are referred by hospitals and free clinics. Most of the surgeries are gallbladders, hernias and colonoscopies, but the group performs a wide range of procedures as different surgeons perform surgeries based on their specialty. ..
"Sam Frank, a minister in Houston, Texas, shares his miraculous testimony. 16 years ago, Sam moved his family to California to plant a church. Within months he was diagnosed with malignant pancreatic cancer. He underwent radical surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center -- after which his doctors gave him a 2% chance of survival. His story is a story of faith and miracles. Surviving this type of cancer is so rare that Sam has been written up in medical journals and textbooks. He is an incredible encouragement to the body of Christ and is an anointed minister preaching faith and hope. Sam is available to speak to churches and groups. Serious inquiries can be made to Pastor Tim Smith via the Cornerstone Christian Center website: www.gotoccc.com"
"(CNN) -- An organization of Christian physicians argued Wednesday against an impending rollback of a federal rule allowing health care workers to refuse to provide certain reproductive services, saying it's discriminatory....
The Bush White House proposed the rule in August, and it was enacted January 20, the day President Obama took office. It expanded on a 30-year-old law establishing a "conscience clause" for health care professionals who don't want to perform abortions.
Under the rule, workers in health care settings -- from doctors to janitors -- can refuse to provide services, information or advice to patients on subjects such as contraception, family planning, blood transfusions and even vaccine counseling if they are morally against it.
The Obama administration is expected to reverse the rule shortly, touching off a new wave of heated debate over what remains one of the most sensitive and emotional hot-button issues in American politics.
" 'Right of conscience' is under attack, and that is dangerous for our country, our health care system and our patients," said Dr. David Stevens, head of the 15,000-member Christian Medical Association.
"When the state demands that we surrender our conscience, it becomes totalitarian and dangerous. Do we want our professional schools to ethically neuter doctors of all moral convictions that are not approved by the government?"..."
"Following on the heels of his Palm d'Or winning 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and his Oscar winning film Bowling for Columbine, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore's new documentary sets out to investigate the American healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore sheds light on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local communities."
SICKO: Michael Moore on Capitol Hill, from youtube.com "For Single Payer Universal health care. June 20th 2007 - Producer: Bruno Hoffmann " Wikipedia "...The history of health care debate in the U.S. is explained, with the stance against universal health care systems set against the backdrop of 1950s-style anti-communist propaganda. A 1960s record distributed by the American Medical Association and narrated by Ronald Reagan is cited, which claimed universal health care could lead to communism. Moore cites examples such as the American police, fire service, postal service, public education and community libraries, which are said to be "socialized" services and have not led to communism. Further evidence of the origins of the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973 are presented using a taped conversation between John Ehrlichman and President Richard Nixon on February 17, 1971; Ehrlichman is heard telling Nixon that "...the less care they give them, the more money they make", a plan that Nixon remarked "appeals to me". This led to the expansion of the modern HMO-based health care system. Connections are highlighted between Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the lobbying arm of the largest drug companies in the United States, lobbying groups in Washington D.C., and the United States Congress. Hillary Clinton, who once championed the Clinton health care plan, is cited as the Senate's second-highest recipient of health care industry campaign donations..." Sicko Is Socko, from Time Magazine Saturday, May. 19, 2007 By RICHARD CORLISS "..Like most docu-dramatists, Moore loves to show the tears of those screwed by the System; in Sicko, at least seven interviewees start crying as they describe the lack of attention their maladies got. And when they're not getting misty over the inhumanity of it all, you may � when you see surveillance footage of mentally disoriented outpatients from the high-end University of Southern California hospital who are put in a cab and dumped near an L.A. Skid Row homeless facility when their coverage runs out...."
"...is a project in holistic medical care based on the belief that one cannot separate the health of the individual from the health of the family, the community, the world, and the health care system itself... Patch Adams
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia wikipedia.org "..Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams, M.D. (born May 28, 1945, in Washington, D.C.) is an American physician, social activist, citizen diplomat and author. He founded the Gesundheit! Institute in 1971. Each year he organizes a group of volunteers from around the world to travel to various countries where they dress as clowns in an effort to bring humor to orphans, patients, and other people.
Adams is currently based in Urbana, Illinois. In collaboration with the institute, he promotes an alternative health care model, not funded by insurance policies...
Adams had a difficult childhood. His father, an officer in the United States Army, had fought in Korea, and died while stationed in Germany when Adams was still a teenager. After his father's death, Adams returned to the United States with his mother and brother. Upon his return, Adams has stated that he encountered institutional injustice which made him a target for bullies at school. As a result, Adams was unhappy and became actively suicidal. After being hospitalized three times in one year for wanting to end his life, he decided "you don't kill yourself; you make revolution.
Patch Adams - End of Capitalism - Revolution of Love
The Hospital Window
"This is not about being dishonest. It's a wonderful illustration about how, even facing the tribulations of our own lives, we should consider self sacrifice in order to make someone else's life happier. Watch more inspirational films like "The Hospital Window" on http://spiritclips.com"
"...form plural: prescription medications
drug that can only be obtained with a written order from a pharmacist or doctor; written instructions for a drug.."
Ask Fred - Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
"Fred Thompson answers questions about medicare prescription drug coverage. "
-Drug Abuse, Addition, Side Effects, etc..
Prescription Drug Abuse On The Rise
"Surveys show close to 20 percent of people 12 and older in the U.S. have used prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. "
Heath Ledger and Prescription Drugs
"A somber look at how prescription drugs are affecting us, in particular the dangerous class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Heath Ledger was reportedly taking Xanax and Valium which are both benzodiazepines and Ambien, a Z-drug, which has similar affects to benzodiazepines. Is it possible these pills could have inflamed his insomnia and anxiety? When symptoms are not relieved or become worse, a patient can often become poly-drugged.
For more information visit http://www.benzo.org.uk. There are many support forums for those of you trying to withdraw from benzodiazepines and Z-drugs (Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta). These include http://www.benzoisland.org and the Yahoo Health Group: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/...
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We fret about airport scanners, power lines, cell phones and even microwaves. It's true that we get too much radiation. But it's not from those sources — it's from too many medical tests.
Americans get the most medical radiation in the world, even more than folks in other rich countries. The U.S. accounts for half of the most advanced procedures that use radiation, and the average American's dose has grown sixfold over the last couple of decades.
Too much radiation raises the risk of cancer. That risk is growing because people in everyday situations are getting imaging tests far too often. Like the New Hampshire teen who was about to get a CT scan to check for kidney stones until a radiologist, Dr. Steven Birnbaum, discovered he'd already had 14 of these powerful X-rays for previous episodes. Adding up the total dose, "I was horrified" at the cancer risk it posed, Birnbaum said.
After his own daughter, Molly, was given too many scans following a car accident, Birnbaum took action: He asked the two hospitals where he works to watch for any patients who had had 10 or more CT scans, or patients under 40 who had had five — clearly dangerous amounts. They found 50 people over a three-year period, including a young woman with 31 abdominal scans.
When other radiologists tell him they've never found such a case, Birnbaum replies: "That tells me you haven't looked."
Of the many ways Americans are overtested and overtreated, imaging is one of the most common and insidious. CT scans — "super X-rays" that give fast, extremely detailed images — have soared in use over the last decade, often replacing tests that don't require radiation, such as ultrasound and MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging.
Radiation is a hidden danger — you don't feel it when you get it, and any damage usually doesn't show up for years. Taken individually, tests that use radiation pose little risk. Over time, though, the dose accumulates.
Doctors don't keep track of radiation given their patients — they order a test, not a dose. Except for mammograms, there are no federal rules on radiation dose. Children and young women, who are most vulnerable to radiation harm, sometimes get too much at busy imaging centers that don't adjust doses for each patient's size.
That may soon change. In interviews with The Associated Press, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials described steps in the works, including possibly requiring device makers to print the radiation dose on each X-ray or other image so patients and doctors can see how much was given.
The FDA also is pushing industry and doctors to set standard doses for common tests such as CT scans.
"We are considering requirements and guidelines for record-keeping of dose and other technical parameters of the imaging exam," said Sean Boyd, chief of the FDA's diagnostic devices branch.
A near-term goal: developing a "radiation medical record" to track dose from cradle to grave.
"One of the ways we could improve care is if we had a running sort of Geiger counter" that a doctor checked before ordering a test, said Dr. Prashant Kaul of Duke University.
He led an eye-opening study that found that U.S. heart attack patients get the radiation equivalent of 850 chest X-rays over the first few days they are in the hospital — much of it for repeat tests that may not have been needed.
How much radiation is risky?
It's hard to say. The best guess is based on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident and studies of Japanese atomic bomb survivors who had excess cancer risk after exposures of 50 to 150 millisieverts (a measure of dose) of radiation.
A chest or abdominal CT scan involves 10 to 20 millisieverts, versus 0.01 to 0.1 for an ordinary chest X-ray, less than 1 for a mammogram, and as little as 0.005 for a dental X-ray. Natural radiation from the sun and soil accounts for about 2 millisieverts a year.
A big study last year estimated that 4 million Americans get more than 20 millisieverts a year from medical imaging. Two percent of people in the study had high exposure — 20 to 50 millisieverts.
Another study by Columbia University researchers, published in 2007, estimated that in a few decades, as many as 2 percent of all cancers in the U.S. might be due to radiation from CT scans given now. Since previous studies suggest that a third of all tests are unnecessary, 20 million adults and more than 1 million children are needlessly being put at risk, they concluded.
Just because a scan didn't find anything wrong doesn't mean a test wasn't needed. Scans are useful for many diagnoses. But many studies suggest people are getting too much imaging now. For example, Mayo Clinic researchers reviewed the medical records of 251 people given heart scans in 2007 and found that only a quarter of them were clearly appropriate.
Reasons for overuse:
_Accuracy and ease of use. Scans have become a crutch for doctors afraid of using exams and judgment to make a diagnosis. Some think a picture tells more than it does. Imaging that shows arthritis in a knee or back problems doesn't reveal how to make it better, said Dr. Richard Baron, a primary care doctor in Philadelphia.
"Physical therapy for an orthopedic injury is always the first choice," yet doctors rush to order tests, he said. "The question you should be asking when you do sophisticated imaging is, 'Is there something I can fix with an operation?'"
_Malpractice fear. A missed heart attack or a burst appendix could be devastating for a patient — and mean a lawsuit.
"I have great sympathy for the ER physicians because of the responsibility placed in their hands with strangers that come in off the street," said Louis Wagner, chief physicist at the University of Texas in Houston. "They have to make a decision that could mean life or death for a patient, and the fastest way to find out is CT."
_Patient pressure. People urge doctors to "do something" to figure out what's wrong, and "often, doctors feel that the way to demonstrate that they're doing something is to order tests," said Dr. Christopher Cassady, a radiologist at Texas Childrens Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics' expert on this topic.
At his hospital, doctors first do an ultrasound on suspected appendicitis cases instead of rushing into a CT scan. Ultrasounds require no radiation.
_Health care chaos. One doctor may not know that another has ordered the same test. If a patient is referred to a specialist, "it's often easier for him to order another study than to figure out how to get the one that was done somewhere else," Baron said.
_Insurance issues. X-rays often are required by insurers to prove health, or for students to study abroad.
_Availability. Rural hospitals may not have an ultrasound technologist on duty in the wee hours, but imaging machines are always there.
_Treatment choice. A quick fix for chest pain — artery-opening angioplasty — requires far more imaging and radiation than bypass surgery does. The same is true of "virtual colonoscopy" instead of the standard version.
Which tests are overused? A scientific group, the International Commission on Radiological Protection, cites routine chest X-rays when people are admitted to a hospital or before surgery; imaging tests on car crash victims who don't show signs of head or abdominal injuries; and low-back X-rays in older people with degenerative, but stable, spine conditions.
Even when tests are justified, they often include more views than needed and too much radiation. Top offender: chest CT scans looking for clogged arteries and heart problems. Cardiologists are increasingly aware of this risk and are seeking solutions.
At Columbia University, a study on dummies by Dr. Andrew Jeffrey Einstein found two dose-modifying techniques could lower the needed radiation dose by 90 percent without harming image quality.
Another cardiologist and radiation safety expert, Dr. Gilbert Raff, showed the same in real life. A study he led of nearly 5,000 patients at 15 imaging centers in Michigan found that radiation dose could be cut by two-thirds with no loss of quality.
What should patients do?
"You should question everything — what's the dose, why am I getting it? You should be an informed consumer," said Dr. Fred Mettler, radiology chief in the New Mexico Veterans Administration health care system. He led a study of health effects after the Chernobyl accident and is a U.S. representative to the United Nations on radiation safety.
He advised challenging "big ticket" tests like CT scans that deliver a lot of radiation to the chest and abdomen — places where cancer is likely to develop. "You shouldn't get too excited about feet and knee X-rays," Mettler said.
Questions to ask about radiation scans:
_Is it truly needed? How will it change my care?
_Have you or another doctor done this test on me before?
_Are there alternatives like ultrasound or MRI?
_How many scans will be done? Could one or two be enough?
_Will the dose be adjusted for my gender, age and size? Will lead shields be used to keep radiation away from places it can do harm?
_Do you have a financial stake in the machines that will be used?
_Can I have a copy of the image and information on the dose?
Mettler suggests bringing a blank CD or thumb drive with you.
"You should have all of your stuff digitally on something," he said. "I keep mine on my laptop."
Consumer information: http://www.radiologyinfo.org
"MIAMI, FL (ANS) -- The audience of 120 doctors from 50 countries sat in stunned silence as a renowned heart doctor produced evidence of how, after he had prayed for a patient who had died and was being prepared for the morgue, was brought back to life after prayer.
Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV, who serves at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, made his dramatic presentation on Friday, July 13th at the 4th Annual World Christian Doctors Network Conference in Miami, Florida.
He produced dramatic evidence that was shown on the screen and then, afterwards, agreed to tell the story to ANS in an interview.
Dr. Crandall began by saying that the dramatic incident took place almost a year ago in West Palm Beach, Florida.
“We had a fifty-three year old man who came to the emergency room with a massive heart attack and actually his heart had stopped,” he said. “The medical people had worked on him for over forty minutes in the emergency room and then declared him dead.
“They called me in to evaluate the patient towards the end of his treatment where they had unsuccessfully tried to revive him. The nurse was preparing his body to be taken down to the morgue when the Holy Spirit told me to ‘turn around and pray for that man.’ When the Holy Spirit talks to you, you have to respond. It’s sometimes a quiet voice and this was a quiet voice and to honor the Lord I did turn around and I went to the side of that stretcher where his body was being prepared.
Black with death
Dr. Crandall making his presentation at the World Christian Doctors Network conference in Miami
“There was no life in the man. His face and feet and arms were completely black with death and I sat next to his body and I prayed, ‘Lord, Father; how am I going to pray for this man? He’s dead. What can I do?’ All of a sudden, these words came out of my mouth, ‘Father, God, I cry out for the soul of this man if he does not know You as his Lord and Savior, please raise him from the dead right now in Jesus name.
“It was amazing as a couple minutes later, we were looking at the monitor and all of a sudden a heart beat showed up. It was a perfect beat; a normal beat; and then after a couple more minutes, he started moving and then his fingers were moving and then his toes began moving and then he started mumbling words.
“There was a nurse in the room -- she wasn’t a believer -- and she screamed out and said ‘Doctor Crandall, what have you done to this patient?’ And I said, ‘All I’ve done is cry out for his soul in Jesus name.’
“We quickly rushed the gentleman down to the intensive care unit, and the hospital was by now buzzing about the fact that a dead man had been brought back to life. After a couple of days he woke up. He had an amazing story to tell after I had asked him, ‘Where have you been and where were you on that day that you had that massive heart attack? You were gone and we prayed you back to life in Jesus name.’
Thrown in the trash
“He said, ‘Doctor Crandall, it’s the most amazing thing. I was in a dark room and there was no light. It was complete darkness and I felt I was in a casket and I kept repeating that I was so disappointed.’ He said the disappointment came from the fact that none of his family, friends or colleagues, had come to visit him. Then he told me, ‘All of a sudden, these men came in and they wrapped me up and they threw me in the trash.’
“Dan, he was in hell that day and as he told me that story, I cried out, ‘Lord, this gentleman needs to accept You as Lord and Savior.’ I then explained the salvation message to this man as he sat in that bed and I held his hand and I cried out, ‘Father God, in the name of Jesus, I pray that this man accepts you as his Lord and Savior right here in the intensive care unit.’ He held out his hand and accepted Christ as his Savior with tears rolling down from his eyes and now he’s a child of God.
“I told him, ‘You never have to be thrown in the trash into total darkness now. The life of Christ is in you and the light of the kingdom of Heaven is on you now.”
I asked Dr. Crandall if there had been any brain damage to the patient.
“No there was no brain damage at all; his brain was completely normal,” he said. “I was most concerned about his hands because his fingers were completely black and he had some numbness in his fingers and his feet, but now that is totally resolved.”
I asked Dr. Crandall if he could give the name of the man and he said he couldn’t as the patient had requested that it would not be revealed.
“All I can say is that he was fifty-three years old and he was a car mechanic,” he said. “He had a family that were believers, but he left them twenty years ago because he didn’t believe in the Lord. His family continued to pray for twenty years for his salvation, and his ex-wife was on her hands and knees praying for the salvation of her ex-husband, who came to know the Lord that day.”
I then asked the doctor if he had seen other similar miracles in his practice.
“I’ve been witness to three cases of people being raised from the dead,” he said. “One other case was when another patient came to the hospital with a massive heart attack. It was on the very day that I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and I’d been praying for weeks that I would receive this mighty baptism that the Lord can give us. We were working on this patient that came in again with a massive heart attack and who didn’t survive in the operating room.
“All of a sudden, that Baptism of the Holy Spirit hit me and I started speaking in a spiritual language and crying over this patient in the operating room theater who had passed away. And then, within five or ten minutes, the heartbeat came back and life came back to this patient. Once again, the nurses who are not believers looked at me as if to say, ‘There goes Doctor Crandall on another case.”
I concluded the interview by asking Dr. Crandall what he would like to say to doctor’s who do not believe in supernatural healing.
“I would just like to say to my colleagues and physicians out there, that the Lord is real. We’ve seen many miracles and we pray for our patients daily. There is not one week that goes by that we don't see a mighty miracle in our office. The people need this; they need the power of Christ in their life and they need the power of Christ for healing.
“I would just encourage my fellow doctors to get involved in a church, meet with a minister, and attend a healing service run by people that believe in the power of Jesus Christ. We love our colleagues in medicine we pray for them.”
Background on Dr. Crandall:
Dr. Crandall serves at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. and was awarded a M.D. degree from Universidad Centro de Estudios Tecnicos Escuela de Medicina Republica Dominicana. In addition, he has done post-doctoral work as an intern and as a resident in medicine at Yale University School of Medicine; as a fellow in cardiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; and as an intervention cardiology fellow at the Medical College of Virginia. He has served as an instructor in the Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division at Beth Israel Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He also has served as an associate faculty member at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. and as a visiting professor at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Granada, West Indies.
Dr. Crandall has been in private medical practice since 1995 and holds medical staff privileges at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center. A noted lecturer both nationally and internationally, Dr. Crandall has spoken on topics including heart transplant, interventional cardiology, preventive cardiology and cardiology health care of the elderly. He is married to Deborah Newell Crandall. They are parents to two sons, Christian Pierce and Chadwick Baxter.
For more information on the World Christian Doctors Network, go to www.wcdn.org.
Note to the broadcast media. An MP3 audio file of the interview with Dr. Crandall is available for broadcast from Dan Wooding at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to interview Dr. Crandall, just send me a message at the same e-mail and I will forward your request to him directly.
* I would like to thank Robin Frost for transcribing this interview. "
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"Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 ""Lord, in my heart I plan my course, but You determine my steps. (Prov. 16:9""13 As a mother comforts her child,
so will I comfort you;"-Isaiah 66 Habakkuk 3:19- "“The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”
"After years of slogging around in despair throwing one pity party after another for myself, I slowly discovered the secret to the answer to miracles. I was blessed with one miracle after another. Do you need a medical miracle? According to Forbes there are only about 300 documented cases of the spontaneous remission of tumors-add me to the list. My doctor, an MD Anderson fellow, was ready to remove half my pancreas when in pre-op he discovered that in the space of one month between detection and surgery, my tumor shrank to the size of a pencil dot. That was a year and a half ago and I am pancrea$@@#is and cancer free! Do you need a job miracle? At fifty-three I went back to work and became 1.1% of all screenwriters to get a movie made. I never took a class in screenwriting and didn't even know screen writing programs existed. Do you need a family miracle? After a decade and a half of misery and struggling-the light is beaming down. I want to share my journey to help you get through trying times faster than I did. Miracles happen. The extraordinary is waiting for you to tap in. Join me in "The Answer to Miracles.""
"(Critical Update 10/25/00 - All three of the flu vaccines for the 2000-2001 season still contain mercury. The CDC has since updated the link referred by my article below - it is no longer valid, but their new answer to the question who is most vulnerable to methyl mercury is much more revealing: "Two groups are most vulnerable to methyl mercury: the fetus and pregnant women. Premature babies are more vulnerable because they tend to be very small and their brain is not as developed as a full term baby").
October 8, 1999
Flu Vaccine: Stay Out of My Womb!
Commentary by Dawn Richardson
Pregnant women everywhere know the feeling of making it to the milestone of their second trimester. For most, queasiness starts to subside, energy returns in spurts, and of course there is that indescribable feeling of becoming aware of your developing baby's movements.
You've altered your diet, exercised, stayed away from over the counter medications, your true hair color is revealing itself, and that wonderful bottle of wine with the Surgeon General's warning will continue stay buried in the back of the refrigerator awaiting the skinnier days ahead.
You ask yourself, "Is there anything more that I can do for me and my baby during the remainder of my pregnancy?" Well, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the federal government's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) there is - get the flu vaccine before this year's flu season hits. According to the CDC and ACIP, it was estimated that an average of 1 to 2 hospitalizations among pregnant women could be prevented for every 1,000 pregnant women immunized. (Prevention and Control of Influenza: Recommendations of ACIP. MMWR - May 1, 1998; 47)
My initial pregnant maternally protective hormonal response to this was utter disbelief. How could a biological pharmaceutical product be recommended for routine use for all healthy second and third trimester pregnant women? As I looked into this further, I became outraged and inspired to share the truth with pregnant women so they could make up their own minds. Here is what I found.
There are four drug manufacturers for this year's flu vaccine. The product package inserts published by the manufacturers state the disclaimer that "Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with influenza virus vaccine. It is also not known whether influenza virus vaccine can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman...Although animal reproductive studies have not been conducted, the prescribing health-care provider should be aware of the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...The ACIP states that, if used during pregnancy, administration of influenza virus vaccine after 14 weeks of gestation may be preferable to avoid coincidental association of the vaccine with early pregnancy loss..."
Additional reading and phone calls to the manufacturers confirmed that all four flu vaccines contain thimerosal, a mercury derivative preservative banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in over-the-counter (OTC) drug preparations because of questions over safety. (Federal Register: April 22, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 77)][Page 19799-19802].
On July 7, 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the United States Public Health Service (PHS) issued a joint statement that because of the "neuro-developmental effects posed by exposure to thimerosal", "thimerosal-containing vaccines should be removed as soon as possible." The PHS and AAP recognized that because of thimerosal in vaccines, some children would be exposed to "a cumulative level of mercury over the first six months of life that exceeds one of the federal guidelines on methyl mercury."
Hospitals around the country responded this summer by halting the administration of the thimerosal containing vaccine for hepatitis B at birth, deferring vaccination until the baby is older and more developed. What about my beloved little baby that isn't even developed enough to live outside the womb yet?
A quick internet search showed that even the CDC, in a revealing self-contradiction at another location, posted:
Q. Who is most vulnerable to mercury?
A. Two groups are most vulnerable to methyl mercury: the fetus and children ages 14 and younger."
More searching on the National Library of Medicine site almost effortlessly produced hundreds of articles and studies in medical and scientific journals clearly documenting the damaging effects of prenatal exposure to mercury.
The results of one recent study published in the August 1, 1999 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology stated that "the greatest susceptibility to methylmercury neurotoxicity occurs during late gestation, while early postnatal vulnerability is less" which is the precise point in time that ACIP and the CDC is recommending we get the shot.
I then decided to call the CDC's Influenza Division myself, as a pregnant mother baffled by this scientifically unfounded and potentially unsafe recommendation. Maybe I was missing something that an "expert" could reveal for me. I was told that there was no scientific proof that the flu vaccine caused fetal harm. Well of course not, the manufacturers are right up front when they state that this hasn't been studied - isn't that convenient. I was also told that the CDC had no intention to change the recommendation for pregnant women because of thimerosal. The doctor blamed the recent concerns on "politics" rather than science. What a shame.
Even though the CDC does claim that a single study of a small number of pregnant women have demonstrated no adverse fetal effects associated with influenza vaccine; they continue and say, "however, more data are needed." Maybe this scientifically unsubstantiated recommendation is how the CDC plans on getting that data. So much for the Nazi war criminal trials at Nuremberg outlawing human experimentation without informed consent.
While I would absolutely hate to be one of the 1 in 1000 pregnant women needing to go to the hospital for the flu this winter, at this point, I feel far more threatened by the public health bureaucrats recklessly willing to experiment on me and my unborn child with a flu vaccine not proven safe for my baby."
"...There are a few exceptions: If you're sick and have a fever, wait until your symptoms are gone to get your flu shot. And don't get one if you're allergic to eggs or have ever had a severe allergic reaction to a flu shot.
Finally, let your healthcare provider know if you've ever had a rare condition called Guillain-Barré syndrome. She'll need to figure out whether the benefit of getting the flu vaccine outweighs any potential risks in your situation.
You may have heard it's best to wait until your second trimester to get the flu shot, but that's not the case. Both the CDC and ACOG now recommend the shot, which is made with inactivated (killed) virus, at any time during pregnancy. Pregnant women should not receive the nasal-spray vaccine, which is made with live virus.
Some moms-to-be are concerned about the preservative thimerosal, used in some flu shots. The CDC has found no convincing evidence of harm resulting from exposure to this preservative in vaccines, and both the CDC and ACOG say the benefits of the flu shot outweigh the theoretical risk, if any, from thimerosal. If you're worried about it, though, ask your provider if you can get a dose of thimerosal-free flu vaccine. There's more of it around now than in the past, but it still may not be available everywhere....
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I must absolutely disagree with this assessment. Being a holistic health counselor and having spent years considering both arguments (and being 3 months pregnant!) I believe the mercury contained in the shot is harmful for your developing baby. There are natural immune supports that you can take. Antioxidants for one will boost your immune system, vitamin D supplement or sunshine (fish oil from safe source is best) and colostrum based transfer factor. For years now I have avoided the cold and flu through natural means and I intend to continue to do so through this pregnancy. Research does show that mercury passes directly through the placenta to the fetus. Your immune system is quite efficient if you give it the correct natural tools to aid you through pregnancy.
posted 12/04/2007 by Anonymous
Unit 731 Japanese Torture & Human Medical Experiments 部隊の真実
"Unit 731 Japanese Torture & Human Medical Experiments. This "docu-dramatization" includes shocking/dramatized photos to illustrate and archival photos to document and educate. A documentary film by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D. http://BrainMind.com
Despite the dramatic-artistic license employed to horrify viewers, the narrative is 100% factual and this film is based on documented factual findings from numerous sources. However, nothing in this film, including our attempts to horrify, can come close to the true nightmare of what took place in Unit 731.
For additional details, see http://BrainMind.com/Unit731.html"
"People must remember the Holocaust as a insult to humanity. The lives lost were not only great in number, but offered so much to mankind. How the world would have been different if the millions of souls destroyed could have lived.
Doctors have always been thought of as the saviors of mankind, the healers, and caretakers of our utter existence. Even ancient civilizations revered the medicine men as having special power to protect life. The trust of a physician is sacred. This is why the practice of medicine by the doctors of the Third Reich is egregious, outrageous, and shocking. The Nazi doctors violated the trust placed in them by humanity. The most painful truth is for the most part the doctors escaped their crimes against Humanity and lived a life, unlike their victims..." Nazi human experimentation
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "...was a series of controversial medical experiments on large numbers of prisoners by the German Nazi regime in its concentration camps during World War II. Prisoners were coerced into participating: they did not willingly volunteer and there was never informed consent. Typically, the experiments resulted in death, disfigurement or permanent disability. At Auschwitz and other camps, under the direction of Dr. Eduard Wirths, selected inmates were subjected to various experiments which were supposedly designed to help German military personnel in combat situations, develop new weapons, aid in the recovery of military personnel that had been injured, and to advance the racial ideology backed by the Third Reich. Dr. Aribert Heim conducted similar medical experiments at Mauthausen. After the war, these crimes were tried at what became known as the Doctors' Trial, and revulsion at the abuses perpetrated led to the development of the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics..."
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com: Middleeastern-Israelites Persecuted History & GoodnewsEverybody.com LA : Government, Security, etc...
"Afghanistan*, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq*, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom"
"The U.S. does not have the best health care system in the world - it has the best emergency care system in the world. Advanced U.S. medical technology has not translated into better health statistics for its citizens; indeed, the U.S. ranks near the bottom in list after list of international comparisons. Part of the problem is that there is more profit in a pound of cure than an ounce of prevention. Another part of the problem is that America has the highest level of poverty and income inequality among all rich nations, and poverty affects one's health much more than the limited ministrations of a formal health care system. ..
The fact is that America does not have the finest health care system in the world; it has the finest emergency care system in the world. Highly trained American doctors can summon Star Wars-type technology in saving patients who have become seriously injured or critically ill. But as far as preventative medicine goes, the U.S. is still in the Stone Age. It should be no surprise that in America's health care business, entrepreneurs will take a pound of cure over an ounce of prevention every time. ..
But in reality, what affects the health of Americans lies more outside the formal health care system than within it. In Europe during the last century, life expectancy nearly doubled after nations purified their drinking water and created sanitation systems. In America during this century, the highest cancer rates are found in neighborhoods around the chemical industry. (6) A healthy diet and exercise provide better health than most medicines in most circumstances. Other nations have realized that factors outside the hospital are more important than factors inside it, and have used this bit of wisdom to lower their health care costs. ..
If America is to improve its health statistics, it must not only pass universal health care, but reduce poverty as well.
*see GoodnewsEverybody.com Social Issues: Needy, Poverty, Poor, etc...
The Coral Ridge Hour - Universal Health Care
"The idea of health care reform is in the news! National health care comes from one source which creates a bottleneck. Take a closer look at the consequences of a government-run, universal health system. Send this video to a friend. Go to http://www.coralridgehour.org. Support this ministry and help impact lives: give online or call 1-800-229-9673."
Universal healthcare's dirty little secrets
Patients in countries that provide government insurance often experience hurdles to care such as extremely long waitlists.
By Michael Tanner and Michael Cannon MICHAEL TANNER is director of health and welfare studies and MICHAEL CANNON is director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute.
April 5, 2007 latimes.com
"..Simply saying that people have health insurance is meaningless. Many countries provide universal insurance but deny critical procedures to patients who need them. Britain's Department of Health reported in 2006 that at any given time, nearly 900,000 Britons are waiting for admission to National Health Service hospitals, and shortages force the cancellation of more than 50,000 operations each year. In Sweden, the wait for heart surgery can be as long as 25 weeks, and the average wait for hip replacement surgery is more than a year. Many of these individuals suffer chronic pain, and judging by the numbers, some will probably die awaiting treatment. In a 2005 ruling of the Canadian Supreme Court, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin wrote that "access to a waiting list is not access to healthcare."...
"..A clear majority of voters (56%) signaled that they would be "less likely" to
vote for a presidential candidate proposing universal abortion coverage
compared to (31%) who would be "more likely" to support such a candidate.
Intensity runs strongest among those opposed to the idea, with 45% indicating
they would be "muchless likely" to vote in favor of a candidate whose plan
forced taxpayers to pay for abortion, compared to 19% who would be "much more
likely" to endorse such a candidate. Opposition to universal abortion
coverage crossed nearly every demographic including sex, race, region, and
... U.S. Bishops Demand Universal Healthcare Without Abortion
August 17, 2009 09:43 AM ET | Dan Gilgoff | Permanent Link | Print
By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country usnews.com
*see Issues: Abortion & GoodnewsEverybody.com LA : Government, Security, etc...
"UKIAH, CALIFORNIA (ANS) -- A unique medical website wants stories about medical missions for a new video competition.
www.PhysicianCrossroads.com is actively seeking medical missionary stories about how medical missions and medical missionaries have impacted and changed the lives of people through their healing hands and caring souls, for a new unique video contest, entitled Making A Difference.
According to the group's website: "Our ultimate mission is to assist you at every stage of your professional life. Whether you are a young professional in training, have recently completed your education, are a seasoned practitioner considering a new practice setting, or are at another point in life's journey, our site will help you find the permanent, locum tenen practice, or the volunteer opportunity you are looking for."
The group says its �think tank� group "consists of leading physicians within their professional specialties, and a multitude of physician advocate professionals who are intent and passionate about helping our colleagues be more successful in their medical practices without having to go through a maze of online searches."
An e-mail about the contest, obtained by ANS, says: "We want to help Medical Mission Organizations and Medical Missionaries to tell their stories to the Medical World."
The stated purpose of the contest is to "Inform our Physician Community how people have benefited from mission efforts by sharing videographic experience. Through video submissions in the format of a contest, we hope to encourage quality in the process, and bring excitement and enthusiasm to the exercise amongst fellow medical practitioners."
The concept is simple, and easy to do.
Just create a free account at https://physiciancrossroads.com/volunteer/create_account.php and in the �Organizational Description� field, briefly describe your organization, and add the words �Missionary Video Contest.� This will indicate your interest in submitting videos for the contest.
Send your videos to email@example.com and the website moderator will review and post them. An ID number will be assigned to each approved video.
Entrants can also sign up for the website Forum at http://physiciancrossroads.com/forums/index.php to participate in the free voting process. You can place your comments on the Medical Missions Video Contest blog (thread) and vote for your favorites by typing in the ID number with your comments.
The Team at www.PhysicianCrossroads.com and www.PhysicianCrossroads.org says the winning Medical Mission Video will be awarded a prize of $1,000 USD.
The submission cutoff date is Dec. 16, 2008. The final judgment date is Jan. 16, 2009. The complete contest rules and additional helpful information in designing videography can be found at https://physiciancrossroads.com/videorules.php
The e-mail stated: "Our purpose is to better inform our physician community about your work...Whether you have a video or not, we want to hear from you. So, be sure to register, and let us know more about your mission efforts."
It adds: "We want to stand with you in being a blessing. There is no cost or obligation whatsoever and everyone is invited to join our community of healthcare volunteers whether you are a physician or not. It is free.
"You may know medical missionary physicians, mission organizations, or other healthcare workers who would be interested in submitting their videos to us. Please spread the word!" ""
"...According to published reports, the International Red Cross will be increasing its medical program by more than 50 percent to prevent the collapse of the country's health care system. Two years of flooding and a year of drought have contributed to a public health disaster in the making.
...International Aid's Mark Heydenburg says they're partnering with a group that has been granted access because of their medical work. On this trip, the team focused on improving the inadequacy at some of the hospitals. "Not one of the hospitals out of the four I visited had running water. Can you imagine not having restroom facilities in a hospital? Not one of these hospitals had running water, and most of them only had sporadic power of about three hours a day."
Brigada Medica Nacional
"Pangasinan 2007: site of Bukas Loob Sa Diyos-USA Medical Mission. Song by Don Moen "He Never Sleeps" and "Still"."
*see Philippines EUROPE
Loma Linda 360 - Episode 9
"- Breathing Trauma As the regionâ��s only Level 1 Trauma Center, Loma Linda University Childrenâ��s Hospital serves San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, and Mono Counties, home to 1.2 million children. In â��Breathing Trauma,â�� witness the action of the trauma teamâ��s everyday heroes as you follow the stories of two families who persevered. - Into the Heart of Europe Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Faculty from the department of nutrition and dietetics of the School of Allied Health Professions provided nutrition education in Central Europe to help prevent this disease. - James M. Slater: Convergence of Disciplines In part one of this series, we take a look at how Dr. James Slater founded the world's first hospital-based proton therapy center to help treat cancer at LLU Medical Center. - The Big Air Kids Fair Children's Hospital patients were treated with a high-energy motocross spectacular featuring some of the wildest motocross aerial action imaginable by the sportâ��s heavy hitters."
*see Czeck Republic
Medical Trip - Score International
"Each year SCORE hosts several dental/medical tours. We need physicians, dentists, nurses, hygienists, dental and medical assistants, pharmacists, and others interested in this ministry. In Dominican Republic we have a Dental/Medical clinic located in Juan Dolio.rnrnOur goal is to provide dental/medical care to the poor and needy that do not have access to trained professionals. Our ultimate priority is to use this ministry to share the Gospel. We need ministry teams to accompany these groups.rnrnGod has allowed us to start churches as a result of dental/medical teams going to villages where there is no Gospel witness. Amazingly, entire populations of villages wait to see physicians and dentists. Once treated, these people are very open to the Gospel of Christ.rnrnIf you would like to plan a medical trip with your own group, contact SCORE to see how you can get signed up today!! SCORE also has several Medical trips every year that individuals from across the USA are welcome to join. Upcoming t"
"At the invitation of Samaritan's Purse, HCJB Global Hands sent a medical team.
The three Ecuadorian medical doctors, all based at the ministry's Hospital Vozandes-Quito, include Galo Nu�ez, director of the family medicine residency, Amparo Torres and intern Marco Yanez. HCJB's director of Vozandes Community Development Dr. Brad Quist is being assisted by Dr. Steve Nelson whose wife, Dorothy, is overseeing women and children's ministries while Ralph Kurtenbach is helping in communications and logistics. ...
It's the area's worst flooding in 40 years. The floods forced about a million people to flee. David Torres, team leader for the Disaster Assistance Response Team from Samaritan's Purse, said he is grateful for the help coming from HCJB Global Hands...
Quist says their team is dealing with the unseen needs by extending the hope of the Gospel. "They've lost their sense of direction in life. In fact, the public health authorities have reported a spike in suicide attempts and suicides in the area. We've been able to meet with people and talk with them about their losses, encourage them, pray with them, and encourage them to find their meaning in Jesus Christ...."
*referred by Point of Grace during a concert at Lake Geneva Christian Center (4/20/05)
Volunteers In Medical Missions
"VIMM (Volunteers In Medical Missions) is a team of Christian Doctors, nurses, and many other volunteers that minister to the physical & spiritual needs of children & adults in developing countries throughout the world. VIMM provides opportunities for Christian medical professionals & other volunteers to experience missions first-hand."
"BEIJING, CHINA / GARDEN VALLEY, TEXAS (ANS) -- While his dreams of winning an Olympic gold are his top priority in the next two weeks, Laser sailing champion Paul Goodison has thrown his support behind an international medical and relief mission.
Paul Goodison in his Laser dinghy
As reigning four-time European Laser Champion and one of Britain�s greatest medal hopes at the Beijing Olympics, Goodison announced his support for the international seagoing charity Mercy Ships, which provides free medical care to the people of Africa.
While Goodison battles for an Olympic gold medal in China he said he is acutely aware that the suffering of millions of people around the world will continue throughout the Games.
Paul said: �The work Mercy Ships does to supply people around the world with much needed medical care is fantastic and I am excited about being able to help spread the message. I am looking forward to working with Mercy Ships.�
Goodison won his fourth consecutive Laser European Championship title in Belgium last month and is touted as the �man to watch� for laser competition in Beijing. He competes in China unbeaten after winning Olympic test events at Qingdao in 2006 and 2007.
He continued: �I feel ready for China. My training has been great, I feel fit, and to become European Champion for the fourth year running in such challenging conditions gives me great confidence going in to the Olympics.�
�We are thrilled that Paul has committed to supporting our effort to bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor of the world. Paul�s success in competitive sailing is substantial and we are honored to have him join the Mercy Ships Team, " stated Mercy Ships Interim CEO Sam Smith.
"An endorsement from an athlete of his caliber is special as it not only brings visibility to our cause, but he will help to serve as a great example of success through hard work and focus.�
Goodison is a world class laser sailor and is the reigning four-time European and British Champion. Paul was selected to compete in the Beijing Summer Olympics 2008 and remains unbeaten in China -- having one both Pre- Olympic test events there.
The Laser is one of the two single handed dinghies which are sailed at the Olympics by men, the second being the Finn dinghy which double gold medalist Ben Ainslie now sails. Ben was an inspiration to Paul while he was growing up, but soon the pair became friends and rivals.
In 2000 Paul went to the Sydney Olympics as Ben's training partner and caught 'medal fever' determined to represent his country in future Olympics. He achieved this aim in 2004, but narrowly missed out on bronze medal in Athens, finishing in fourth place.
In 2006 Paul won four gold medals and a silver. He won both the pre-Olympic test events in Qingdao, and subsequently was selected to represent Great Britain in the Laser class at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Paul was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and taught to sail by his father at a young age. He enjoys windsurfing, kite boarding and plays golf in his spare time. He now spends his time living between, Rotherham, Yorkshire, Weymouth, Dorset and on the road at Olympic Class regattas throughout Europe and the US. See www.paulgoodison.com for more information about Paul's career.
Goodison is a member of Team Volvo for Life. Volvo sponsors this inspirational team, who represent the best of British sailing as they seek to attain their ultimate sailing goals. The Team works with the next generation of British sailors through Volvo�s grass roots sailing sponsorships, inspiring youngsters to follow in their footsteps with the same passion and determination.
Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a leader in using hospital ships to deliver free world-class health care and community development services to the forgotten poor. Over the last 30 years, Mercy Ships has worked in over 70 countries providing services valued at more than $670 million.
Mercy Ships has treated more than 230,000 people in village medical clinics, performed more than 35,000 surgeries, 190,000 dental treatments and completed over 950 construction and agricultural projects, including schools, clinics, orphanages and water wells.
More than 850 crew worldwide representing more than 30 nations are joined each year by thousands of short-term volunteers. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, community developers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. For more information see: www.mercyships.org.uk
Racing for the Laser and Laser Radial classes gets underway on Tuesday, August 12.
Updates on Paul�s Olympic campaign can be found at www.paulgoodison.com and you can watch his latest video diaries at www.volvocar.co.uk/sailing "