Mayday! Mayday! Chapter 2 ~ Calling all Americans to fix a problem wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths ~ part 1 (of 2)

by faithgibson May 3, 2019

Easy link for sharing ~https://tinyurl.com/y5gsetf6 Chapter 2~ part 1 (of 2) ~ 1600 How did American obstetrics stray so far from its noble foundations? The historic purpose of obstetrical medicine was to safeguard the life and wellbeing of all laboring women and their unborn babies under all circumstances. Unfortunately, the American obstetrical profession has been routinely using a […]

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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! A Call to all Americans to fix a problem that is wasting millions of healthcare dollars & results in preventable maternal deaths ~ part 2

by faithgibson May 2, 2019

Continued ~ second half of yesterday’s post ~ 1700 words The Big Blue Elephant in the Room: Hospital economics of c-EFM and the unproductive expense billed to health insurance carriers and the federal Medicaid program The question here is pretty simple: Are state, county and federal governments, other 3rd party payers (insurance companies) and those […]

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MedScape Article –> To Maintain Trust in Science, Lose the Peer Review

by faithgibson April 23, 2019

Re-post from MedScape – very controversial but all too true! Easy Tiny URL to share:  https://tinyurl.com/y6pjxyl9 To Maintain Trust in Science, Lose the Peer Review Benjamin Mazer, MD, MBA; John M. Mandrola, MD February 19, 2019   “Trust me, I’m a doctor.” In the Internet age, that phrase has never been more fraught. Uncertainty is […]

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History, Theory & Practice of Auscultation – Stand-alone addendum to series “False Association-Failure of c-EFM to prevent cerebral palsy & protect OBs from lawsuits

by faithgibson March 12, 2019

Stand-alone Addendum for mfry educators, students journalists and patients’ rights and product liability attorneys Easy Shortcut to share –> http://tinyurl.com/y3evnwwa   word count 4100 A brief history of monitoring  the unborn baby: Intermittent Auscultation ~ its verbs, nouns, and physician-inventors. For information about fetal monitoring as an electronic device (i.e., noun instead of an action verb), […]

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BBC report – The Monkey Who became a Midwife

by faithgibson February 24, 2019

Documented story by Japanese researchers of an experienced 5-times mother monkey midwifing a younger monkey giving birth for the 1st time   http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141006-the-monkey-that-became-a-midwife Midwifery has been believed to be a unique human behaviour Giving birth can be a wonderful, literally life-affirming event. But one extraordinary monkey has taken it to a new level; by acting […]

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