Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Debunking myths of America’s health care system

Debunking myths of America’s health care system - Opinion - The Daily Athenaeum - West Virginia University

I have been saying this for years!

ANY industry ANY government has gotten involved in at ANY time in history has seen skyrocketing prices and plummeting quality. There is no logical reason to think that American health care has been exempted from this.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

put medical freedom into the Constitution

"Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an underground dictatorship... To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastile of medical science. All such laws are un-American and dispotic and have no place in a republic..." Benjamin Rush

In a true fee society, we would have the choice between Md's, specialists, herbalists, accupuncture, chiropractor, homeopathy, and who know what else. What is right for one person isn't necessarily right someone else, even if they have the same illness. We must be free to choose.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Birth Control causes more babies.

The Family in America

"widespread use of contraception and the availability of abortion changes relationships between men and women in significant ways. These changes do not just affect the individuals who choose to use the technology. Contraceptive technology, imposed on the states by the Court and subsidized by Title X and Medicaid, changes the terms on which everyone participates in the dating and mating game, even if they decline to use the technology.

When sexual activity entails a high probability of pregnancy, society develops a set of cultural norms for inducing men to commit to women they impregnate. These norms, largely if informally enforced by women, include a strong social expectation that women will refuse sex outside of marriage. Women develop a set of socially acceptable ways to refuse sex, even with men they genuinely like. The norms also include the expectation that the man will marry a woman he impregnates. All these norms are designed to discourage casual encounters and encourage fathers to commit to mothers.

But when low-cost, highly effective contraception is introduced, distributed, and paid for by the federal government, these cultural norms no longer serve the same purpose and are likely to fade. A woman cannot so easily resist a man’s sexual advances on the grounds that she might get pregnant: the probability of pregnancy is lower. The man can make birth control and sex the price of being in a relationship with him. In many ways, the man has the upper hand; he can more easily find an alternative lover if she refuses. Even a woman who would be inclined to abstain from premarital relations will face increased pressure to be sexually permissive. The pressure comes not only from men but also indirectly from competition with other women."

Yep. That's what happened.

Patient Apathy or Provider Apathy?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Only women can be mothers. Have we forgotten this fundamental?

E-Mail Newsletters

"Once a lady went to visit her friend. During the visit the children of the friend entered the room and began to play with each other. As the lady and her friend visited, the lady turned to her friend and said eagerly and yet with evidently no thought of the meaning of her words:

 “Oh, I’d give my life to have such children.” The mother replied with a subdued earnestness whose quiet told of the depth of experience out of which her words came: “That’s exactly what it costs.”"

Basics of the Human Immune System Prior to Introduction of Vaccines: Are Vaccines Turning Our Children’s Immune Systems Inside Out?

Basics of the Human Immune System Prior to Introduction of Vaccines: Are Vaccines Turning Our Children’s Immune Systems Inside Out? International Medical Council on Vaccination

"As to claims that vaccines have been the major factors in controlling infectious diseases of earlier times, according to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, from 1911 to 1935 the four leading causes of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in the USA were diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), scarlet fever, and measles. Yet, by 1945 the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95 percent before implementation of mass vaccine programs. [which occurred in the mid 40s] Other sources provided much the same information. Furthermore, according to a report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 30, 1999, improvements in sanitation, water quality, hygiene, and the introduction of antibiotics have been the most important factors in control of infectious disease in the past century. Although vaccines were mentioned, they were not included among the major factors."

Emphasis mine.

If the rate of childhood diseases fell this dramatically BEFORE vaccines were introduced, it can't possibly be the vaccines that caused the fall.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Is Breastfeeding a Medical Issue? | The Stir

Is Breastfeeding a Medical Issue? | The Stir

"Imagine if Mom has her baby in the hospital, chooses to breastfeed, and then has a one week postpartum appointment at the lactation consultant's office, covered by insurance. How many moms would that help?"

Great idea.

Autism, Vaccines, Mercury and the Culpability of the American Academy of Pediatrics |

Autism, Vaccines, Mercury and the Culpability of the American Academy of Pediatrics |

A pediatrician discuses the autisim epedimic (1 in 40,000 children had autisim in 1940. Today 1 in 100 have it.) He shows that the increase couldn't be due to better diagnoses and is, in fact, vaccines.