When Good Intentions Lead to Unethical Prescriptions: A Case Against Bed Rest

by faithgibson December 19, 2013

Note from editor ~ please see very similar post called “Lessons from Cardiology” on forced bed rest as a iatrogenic medical practice systematically applied over a very long time Lessons from 1950s cardiology ~ why a non-evidence-based medical practice should never be allowed to become the standard of care By Paul Burcher, MD, PhD | December […]

Read the full article →

Video ~ “Unbreaking” the maternity care system for normal childbirth in the US

by faithgibson December 6, 2013

The video below is an August 2013 presentation by Ryan McAllister, PhD.  He’s a parent, a biophysicist, and research professor in medical ethics at Georgetown University. Using Swedish statistician Hans Rosling’s “Gapminder” statistical graphics program, Dr. McAllister provides the perfect presentation of the disturbing facts we already know so well — that normal maternity care in the US […]

Read the full article →

Big Pharma Teams up with Government to Shut Down Natural Birth Centers Cutting Into Hospital Profits

by faithgibson December 3, 2013

Reposted from Health Impact News Daily ~ News that impacts your health that other media sources may censor! December 3, 2013 by Joshua Cook BenSwann.com Hospitals are losing millions to natural birth centers and want to use government regulation to eliminate their competition.  According to an employee of a Fort Mill center, Obstetricians from Rock Hill […]

Read the full article →

A Randomized Trial of Planned Cesarean vs. Vaginal Delivery for Twin Pregnancy

by faithgibson December 2, 2013

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; ClinicalTrials.gov published in the NEJM print version: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1214939?viewType=Print&viewClass=Print pdf version: http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa1214939 Background Question: Twin birth is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes than singleton birth. It is unclear whether planned cesarean section results in a lower risk of adverse outcomes than planned vaginal delivery in twin pregnancy…. Conclusion: …. between 32 weeks […]

Read the full article →

AMA-controlled “Relative Value Controlled Update Committee — bad medicine, bad for Americans

by faithgibson November 10, 2013

The RUC Is Bad Medicine; It Has to Go Brian Klepper, PhD Aug 12, 2013 RUC Is a Deep Root of Our Healthcare Crisis “One of the biggest mistakes we made…is that we took the RUC…back in 1992 and gave it to the AMA…It’s incredibly political, and it’s just human nature…the specialists that spend more money and […]

Read the full article →