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Overmedicating the elderly instead of caring for them; is this a side effect of for profit medicine?

Over medicating the elderly instead of caring for them; is this a side effect of for profit medicine? Years ago, when you visited a doctor, they would spend whatever time was needed to figure out your problem. While not a perfect system, most of us thought of our doctor as not only someone who helped us in times of trouble but also someone we could rely on and trust. Some of us may have been placed on a blood pressure medicine or another medication and would be managed simply by their doctor, A specialist who may have been required if Read More »

Should you be concerned about the Zika virus?

Should you be concerned about the Zika virus? The next health care scare is here in the form of the Zika Virus.  The World Health Organization has recently declared that the Zika virus, which has been a growing problem in South America, especially Brazil is now being found in other parts of the world. It is transmitted by mosquitos and currently there are concerns about its link with the birth defect called Microcephaly, a disorder that causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and brain damage.  Not long ago, one of our Brazilian cousins had to abort a Read More »

Processed meats like bacon and sausage can cause cancer says the WHO. What should we do now?

Processed meats like bacon and sausage can cause cancer says the WHO. What should we do now? We know that some foods are better for us than others. We also know that the cure for cancer remains elusive for now, but do we avoid all foods that may increase our risk? If we did remove all of these foods such as bacon or sausages, does that guarantee we would never suffer from these diseases called cancer? Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, experts say Oct 26th 2015 11:05AM Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can Read More »

Sausage, bacon and eggs with a side of cancer please; what to make of the WHO’s recommendations on processed meats.

Sausage, bacon and eggs with a side of cancer please; what to make of the WHO’s recommendations on processed meats. A week ago, the World Health Organization dealt a final blow to pork roll lovers everywhere. They said that stuff if gonna kill you. While it is true that everything goes better with bacon, or salami, or a hot dog, are all processed foods the reason Sloan Kettering is in business? While there is truth in the statement “you are what you eat”, there are many of us who have eaten these foods all of our lives and overall, life Read More »