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Many large health care organizations are not properly protecting patient data and might be leaving systems and equipment susceptible to Internet hackers, according to case studies conducted by two independent researchers, Wired reports.
The researchers — Scott Erven, head of information security for Essentia Health, and Shawn Merdinger, an independent consultant — presented their findings this week at the Shakacon conference. Continue reading
If you’re buying so-called “All Natural” yogurt sold at the grocery store, you might assume the phrase means the product contains nothing artificial or synthetic. After all, that’s the definition of “all natural.” But food marketing companies can get pretty sneaky about using the term. They know the FDA doesn’t regulate “all natural” claims, Continue reading
The National Football League and lawyers representing former players who sued the league after suffering concussions during their careers announced a revised settlement offer Wednesday, several months after a federal judge rejected preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement. Continue reading
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed a bill into law that defines rates for workers compensation treatments or services performed out of state so they’re not billed at Alaska’s higher rates, along with establishing a 180-day billing timeline.
Sponsored by the House Labor and Commerce Committee, Continue reading
Humans today suffer more chronic and debilitating diseases than ever before. And there can be little doubt that our food choices play a major role Continue reading
There are over 70,000 food additives approved by the FDA, from artificial ingredients to genetically modified ones, and from “all natural” to GRAS — generally recognized as safe. Cosmetics and personal care products are even worse, with virtually no regulations on chemicals, and your skin absorbs whatever you put on it, and it ends up in the bloodstream, so add that to the 70,000 other food “criminals.” Continue reading
Scientific fraud is so common in the vaccine industry, it’s practically the default business model. The truth is that most vaccines don’t work, so in order to make them appear to work, researchers routinely spike blood samples of vaccinated test subjects with antibodies, making it appear the vaccine caused the body to produce those antibodies. Continue reading
A partnership of private organizations and public agencies launched a pilot project last week in Ventura County, Calif., aimed at improving social and health care coordination for children in foster care.
Spurred by federal initiatives supporting expanded use of health IT, the project — called Ventura County Foster Health Link Continue reading
Garden hoses are not intended for drinking water, so there are no regulations about what kinds of chemicals can be in them
One-third of the hoses tested contained high levels of one or more chemicals of concern, Continue reading
Weight loss pills are a nod to the pharmaceutical Band-Aid mentality, and actually run counter to the idea of a healthy lifestyle. This is why I stopped selling weight loss supplements, and it’s why I encourage Continue reading
Medical expert Atul Gawande helped popularize the concept of a patient safety checklist with his 2009 book The Checklist Manifesto. The original concept was first applied to surgery to ensure that the operating team properly went through all safety steps before, during and after surgery. Continue reading
Statistically, atherosclerosis (the progressive clogging of the arteries) is the #1 killer on the planet. A complex process, involving autoimmunity, infection, dietary incompatibilities, and many known and Continue reading
Teeth have been treated as tools rather than a living part of our physiology. They have been pulled, drilled, and filled, and as a result, significant damage has been inflicted to the rest of the body. This is why it’s vitally important to understand the four reasons dental problems are causing Continue reading