In Less than a Decade Canada Projects 1.2M Telehealth Consultations Yearly

Telemedicine will grow in Canada to 1.2 million consultations a year in five to 10 years, assuming annual growth of between 20% and 40%, according to a study released May 30 by Canada Health Infoway, a nationally funded not-for-profit that promotes development and adoption of information and communications technology projects. Canada Health Infoway commissioned the study, conducted by Praxia Information Intelligence and Gartner. The study, “Telehealth Benefits and Adoption – Connecting People and Providers across Canada,” reported that telemedicine enjoyed 35% annual growth over the past five years, with almost 260,000 telehealth sessions held in 2010 across Canada — which has more than 5,700  Continue reading

The Watermelon You Should Never, Ever Eat

Watermelon fields in eastern China are covered in exploded fruit. Farmers used growth chemicals to make their crops bigger, but ended up destroying them instead.

The farmers used the growth accelerator forchlorfenuron. Even the melons that survived tended to have fibrous, misshapen fruit with mostly white instead of black seeds.

MSNBC reports:

“Chinese regulations don’t forbid use of the substance. It is also allowed in the United States for use on kiwi fruit and grapes … About 20 farmers and 115 acres of watermelon around Danyang were affected … Farmers resorted to chopping up the fruit  Continue reading

Health Care Cost-Shifting Accelerated by Employers

Employers continue to boost employee deductibles, particularly for out-of-network services, as health care costs show no signs of easing, according to a survey released last week.

Twenty-two percent of employers imposed deductibles of at least $1,000 this year for in-network services for their health care plans that had the largest enrollment, up from 16 percent last year and just 8 percent in 2008, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Double that percentage of employers—44 percent—imposed deductibles of at least $1,000 for out-of-network services, up from 29 percent in 2010. As recently as 2008, only about 20 percent of employers imposed deductibles  Continue reading

What is Iatrogeny?

Virtually every medicine can have side effects, and with so many being used by so many older adults, the potential for harm is high. Patients need to know that just because lots of medicines don’t require prescriptions doesn’t mean they’re harmless. Aspirin is a classic example. When you combine all the different forms of aspirins we are talking about over 15,000 deaths a year in the United States alone.

It is not ethical to try to study such combinations and effects for all such studies involve poisoning the subjects studied with multiple poisons. It is no longer appropriate to consider drugs or nutritional medical agents in isolation because the needs of patients are many meaning  Continue reading

What is Natural Allopathic Medicine?

Natural Allopathic Medicine reaches deeply into emergency rooms and intensive care wards for answers to chronic disease. In these medical areas we find that the best, safest and most reliable workhorse medicines are concentrated nutritional medicines, not pharmaceuticals.

There is no comparison in using drugs with devastating side effects, even at low dosage, with concentrated natural nutritional substances like magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and iodine that heal and nurture human physiology. Though allopathic medicine likes to define everything, including water as toxic or as a poison, there are in reality certain medicinal substances, including water, that have no side effects even at high doses. Continue reading