Protecting the Innocent: Dental Amalgam Mercury and Risks to Fetuses, Infants and Children
Pregnant Woman Sitting On Grass Outdoors Holding Bump
Dorice Madronero offered a grave warning to a 2010 Dental Products Panel of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
“As a young expectant mother I know that twice following dental work I miscarried.
I know that at the time the dentist gave no warning about a mercury exposure. I know that at no point in my visits to the obstetrician was I warned about a mercury exposure, in the dental fillings or asked about my medical and dental history.” Continue reading
Pharma factories leak waste, worsening the superbug problem
Big Pharma’s many wrongdoings are well-documented, but most of us focus on the damage they’ve caused to human health. Unfortunately, a new report shows that the environment is also suffering because of their practices – and it’s setting a chain of events in motion that could undo all of the medical progress made in modern times. Continue reading
Over the years I have seen a pattern emerge again and again: estrogen dominance and not enough natural progesterone to balance this out. Estrogen dominance can lead to issues like Poly Cystic Ovaries Syndrome, Endometriosis, and potentially Breast Cancer. It can also lead to pre-mature aging. There is a solution, however. You can use plant-based Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as part of your Healthy Breast Journey.
You can rinse your brush head every few days under boiling water or in the dishwasher
The bacteria responsible for periodontitis, which can be killed through brushing teeth, play a role in pancreatic cancer.
Scientists claim it is the first evidence that the bacteria can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and cause tumours.
It offers hope of a cheap way of screening for pancreatic cancer, which is known for being vicious and having low survival rates. Continue reading
More than half of Americans could be drinking tap water tainted with a radioactive element. A new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG) finds more than 170 million people are exposed to radium in their drinking water. That could increase the risk of cancer. Continue reading
Some breast cancer therapies can damage the heart, the American Heart Association has warned.
The most common heart-related side effects of cancer therapy, which may not appear until long after treatment ends, include abnormal heart rhythms, valve problems or heart failure. Continue reading
Rescinding the regulation will put the drinking water of one in three Americans in danger of pollution
The Clean Water Rule, introduced in 2015, aimed to reduce pollution from substances like chemical fertilizers used by farmers and ranchers, in 60 percent of U.S. waterways. (Photo: EcologyWA)
In a decision that critics warned will put the drinking water of one in three Americans at risk, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans on Wednesday to suspend the Obama-era Clean Water Rule, meant to limit the flow of chemicals into the nation’s waterways. Continue reading
Some children are better at paying attention than others. Some can cope with, or even enjoy, a school classroom setting. Some kids have more energy than others. Some are good at following directions, and some are easily distracted.
But just because a classroom is not a good environment for many children does not mean they have a disorder. They may have an Attention Deficit because they are bored. They may he Hyperactive because they are cooped up and forced to sit still at a desk. But this does not constitute a Disorder. Continue reading
Iodine is needed for creating thyroid hormone but there is a lot more to this essential mineral than this. A 2016 study conducted at University of Michigan found that 13% of all U.S. women have low iodine levels. This means that over 20 million American women are at risk for both thyroid imbalance and Breast Cancer!
Could you be one of them?
…and the story comes Full circle.
The Swedish-Cherry Hill campus, in Seattle’s Central District. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Quantity of Care ~ A special Investigation
In its ambitious rise to become one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Providence Health & Services struck a deal in 2011 to claim a Seattle-area rival, Swedish Health.
Providence added five hospital campuses in the process, including Swedish-Cherry Hill, an institution with a storied history and a budding reputation as a global center for neuroscience research, treatment and clinical trials.
Just a few years later, Providence and Swedish had overhauled the way Cherry Hill’s neuroscience program approaches the business of medicine, enriching the nonprofit institution and its star surgeons.
A steady churn of high-risk patients undergoing invasive brain and spine procedures allowed Cherry Hill to generate half a billion dollars in net operating revenue in 2015 — a 39 percent increase from just three years prior. It also had the highest Medicare reimbursements per inpatient visit of any U.S. hospital with at least 150 beds.
By those metrics, Providence’s acquisition of Cherry Hill has been a rousing success story, but the aggressive pursuit of more patients, more surgeries and more dollars has undermined Providence’s values — rooted in the nonprofit’s founding as a humble home where nuns served the poor — and placed patient care in jeopardy, a Seattle Times investigation has found. Continue reading