Stress levels are sky-rocketing among every age group, and students adjusting to their first year of college may be particularly vulnerable.
All around the world, young adults making their first foray into college and the real world are struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders
Schools have taken steps to meet the psychological needs of their student body, but a far smaller fraction of the students utilize on-campus counseling services, but that hasn’t curbed rising rates of mental health disorders among students around the world, according to the new Columbia University study. Continue reading
The report recommends that pediatricians take a more active role in explaining to parents the value of childhood play.
Kids need to play. It seems like an obvious statement, as central to childhood as eating peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches and chasing fireflies. For generations, parents have known that a play-filled childhood is essential for healthy physical and mental development. They didn’t need to read the latest research findings on play. They didn’t need experts to tell them it’s important. They just knew it. Kids are designed by nature to play, and parents have generally let them. Continue reading
Why physicians are leaving their practices to pursue other careers…
Here is the quote of the day: “With the [enforcement] of EHRs, I had to spend more time as a scribe. One night a child I was treating had a seizure and I couldn’t get the medicine to enable them to breathe because their chart wasn’t in the system yet. This kid was fixing to die and I, the doctor, couldn’t get the medicine. It was demoralizing.” The profession has allowed non-physicians to control the practice of medicine. This is the result. Too many physicians are employed by large firms and hospital groups which generates dissatisfaction with their profession. Unless things change, expect more of the same. ~ Rosemary Stein, MD
“After 20 years, I quit medicine and none of my colleagues were surprised. In fact, they all said they wish they could do the same.”
The news that New York University will offer free tuition to all its medical school students, in the hope of encouraging more doctors to choose lower-paying specialties, offered hope to those wishing to pursue a career in the field.
However, becoming a doctor remains one of the most challenging career paths you can embark upon. It requires extensive (and expensive) schooling followed by intensive residencies before you’re fully on your feet. The idea, generally, is that all the hard work will pay off not only financially, but also in terms of job satisfaction and work-life balance; then there’s the immeasurable personal benefits of helping people, and possibly even saving lives. In terms of both nobility and prestige, few occupations rank as high. Continue reading
THINK about this the next time you go to get your prescription filled!
The federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers with cancer deemed 9/11-related
NEARLY 10,000 people have suffered cancers linked to the toxic dust and smoke resulting from 9/11.
With the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks a month away, the federal World Trade Center Health Program has counted 9,795 first responders and other New Yorkers with cancer deemed 9/11-related. Continue reading
After twenty years of building and supporting a web-site, which was authorized and sanctioned by Dr. William Donald Kelley, the time came for me to expand my commitment to the work of this great healer. In 2013 I took over the project of becoming the editor and publisher of Dr. Kelley’s Self Test for the Different Metabolic Types. With the July 2013 release we expanded the original writings of Kelley by including a 30 page pamphlet, ‘Metabolic Typing‘ which had previously only been published as a separate mail-out.
One thing leads to another, and the re-editing of Dr. Kelley’s treatise on dealing with Cancer also had been placed into my hands. When I first met Kelley, the book was entitled, ‘One Answer to Cancer (with Cancer Cure)’ – a title which had been generally in use by Kelley since it’s earliest 30 page printing in 1967.
Dr. William D. Kelley
In 2001 the book went through some updating and was repackaged and retitled, ‘CANCER: Curing the Incurable without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation‘ and was later somewhat modified in a 2005 printing. For a number of reasons, the book had not been (legally) available for several years (other than at inflated prices through Amazon), due to publishing issues – partly due to FDA intervention, several legal considerations and the prohibitive cost of printing and storage. All of this has now been cleared and… Continue reading
If one cannot search for and see the light of truth, one is either dumber than a box of rocks, ignorant and fearful of the truth, indoctrinated to the max unwilling to accept facts, or a willing participant in the destruction of America. Regardless of which it is, you, your family, and your future descendants will pay the highest price – servitude to evil or death. Continue reading
When I first started medical practice in 1972, a physician could get started in practice on a shoestring budget. All you needed was a couple of rooms, some furnishings, a few pieces of equipment that you could add too later, a telephone and possibly someone to answer it and schedule appointments. The joke was that you could set up your office in early orange crate style. Overhead was about one-third of the usual expected incomes. Those days are long gone. Continue reading
August 4, 2012 ~ Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years. Continue reading
October 28, 2009 ~ I’m all for doctors. To me, there is no more valuable service on this earth than the professional care administered by a qualified practitioner of the medicinal arts. I don’t particularly enjoy going to the doctor (they always lecture me about smoking) however I can’t think of too many things more comforting than the knowledge that an experienced doc is close at hand should I get a treble hook in my eye, shoot myself in the thigh, or get my foot stuck in mouth.
Being from the Missouri Ozarks, I grew up with a lot of “untraditional” home medical practices. We always figured that there was no need to waste the doc’s time if you could fix it yourself – kinda’ the same theory as changing your own oil on the family Chevy. It’s not that tough a job and the pros have more important stuff on their minds. Continue reading
Medicaid audit finds that prescriptions were filled for 1,800 dead patients
In Texas, a dead doctor “wrote” prescriptions for Medicaid recipients. Not to be outdone, pharmacies in Texas and four other states filled controlled-substance prescriptions for more than 1,800 dead Medicaid patients, according to a forensic audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Taxpayer dollars were also blown by Texas physicians who handed out narcotics prescriptions while lacking the authority to write them. And “doctor shopping” for drugs cost Medicaid $63 million over two years. Continue reading
NOTE: The following was originally published in July of 2009. Nothing has changed in the sentiments nor the methodology of BIG Pharma, but some or all embedded hyperlinks may no longer be active. ~ Ed.
A Shot in the Dark, Chesterfield Motion Pictures, 1935
July 25, 2009 – These are challenging times and we need to stay calm and think things through – not just panic and react. Fear, panic and emotional reaction got us into this mess and it is certainly not going to get us out of it.
We also need to realise – here, now – that we have long crossed the line into a fully-fledged fascist dictatorship. It has hidden itself to most people this far, but it is about to lift the veil.
July 20, 2009 – The meat and potatoes of this health care crisis are saving money, and a quality of care that everybody can participate in? The amount of cold hard cash spent on doctors, hospitals and a subsidiary of middle men goes into the trillions of dollars annually. Health care is a major part of the GMP, because our system of health care contains very little preventative medicine and EVERYTHING to do with keeping the status quo well furnished with dollars. The AMA has ruled the roost since the 1920’s and allowed very little alternative medicine to surface amongst the now multi billion dollar industry such as Cancer. A good example is the Rife machine that was heralded by many doctors in the 1930s, but because of its was a new innovation to combat disease it disappeared, with its inventor ostracized and black listed by the medical Federation. The medical profession suddenly comes to the realization that perhaps this new medical tool could cut down the patient line at their office. Instead of the research being immediately picked up by the AMA and studied, it was consumed in ugly controversy and vanished from public view. Continue reading