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Experts Question Medicare's Effort To Rate Hospitals' Patient Safety Records

By Jordan Rau KHN Staff Writer FEB 13, 2012   This story was produced in collaboration with  and  Medicare's first public effort to identify hospitals with patient safety problems has pinpointed

FAQ: The Obama Administration's Compromise On Contraception Benefits

By Mary Agnes Carey KHN Staff Writer FEB 11, 2012 The Obama administration, stung by fierce opposition from Catholic leaders to a new rule requiring that insurance plans offer ...
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How to Tell if Your Doctor is on the Drug Industries' Payroll

Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 14 2012  Story at-a-glance An ongoing investigation by ProPublica revealed 12 drug companies paid more than $761 million to physicians for consulting, speaking, research ...
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Does health insurance reduce illness-related worker absenteeism?

  By David Liu, Ph.D. Giving older employees health insurance may not help increase their productivity, at least does not reduce illness-related absenteeism, according to a study ...
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Toxic Enough to Require Haz-Mat Transport... Yet Safe for You and Your Children?

Editor's note: This is a good article. However, readers should think beyond the article. Why did the WHO take action only after alternative material become available? Could this organization at least recommend a warning to alert dental patients to the mercury-based dental filing called amalgam before alternatives become available. WHO is in no way to protect consumers only. It seems it is obligated to protect business as well. That is, it took action today not because amalgam is too toxic, but because mostly alternative materials become available. I remember what I suffered after I received amalgam filing for one of my wisdom teeth. I suffered chronic fatigue for years and eventually half of the amalgam dissolved and half fell out. It took years for me to fully recover from this suffering. Also one statement in this article may not be accurate. Dr. Mercola says in this article "As a result of enormous public pressure from dentists, health professionals and consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also promised to make an announcement by year's end about dental amalgam." Is it really that dentists do not want to use amalgam? I know many dentists do not care about the toxicity. Use it without warning their dental patients about the toxicity of mercury. Should my dentist tell me about the composition of the filling material she used to fix my tooth, I would reject the treatment because my personal philosophy does not permit use of such toxic material....
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What’s Hot and What’s Not: 2011 Health Care Roundup

What’s Hot and What’s Not: 2011 Health Care Roundup It’s cliché to say that it’s hard to believe 2011 is nearly over, but so much ...
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Pediatric Academy Bullies and Seeks to Censor Vaccine Truth

Posted By Dr. Mercola    Visit the Mercola Video Library Story at-a-glance The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) receives millions of dollars from big pharmaceutical corporations selling vaccine to pediatricians, ...
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Should You Take a Psychiatric Drug For Simple Pain?

By Martha Rosenberg There was a day when it seemed like everyone was on antidepressant "happy pills" like Prozac®, Paxil ® and Zoloft®. But then the ...
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More breast cancer screenings may not render more benefits - study

By David Liu, Ph.D. Saturday Sept 24, 2011 (foodconsumer.org) -- When it comes to breast cancer, more screenings may not necessarily result in lower death risk ...
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Surprise! Guess Who's Viewing Your "Confidential" Medical Records?

Posted By Dr. Mercola | September 12 2011 If you believe that your medical and personal information should be kept in strict privacy, you may be in ...
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