Alarm Hazards Top ECRI’s List of 2015 Health Technology Risks

alarmAlarm hazards, such as inappropriate configuration, are the No. 1 health technology hazard hospitals will face in 2015, according to a new report by ECRI Institute, MedCity News reports (Baum, MedCity News, 11/25).

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Claims Severity Continues to Rise in U.S. Health Care Facilities: Study

severA study released by Zurich North America on Wednesday finds claims severity continuing to rise at U.S. health care facilities, while claim frequency has remained stable.

According to the ninth annual Zurich Healthcare Risk Insights benchmark study of Continue reading

Gum Massage with sesame Oil and Other Oils Deters Plaque and Gingivitis

gum_massage_healingWhile conventional dentistry is pouring chemicals into our mouths, ancient Ayurveda has been preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease with natural oils for thousands of years.

Ayurveda has been recommending oil pulling and gum massage for thousands of years to help prevent gum disease and plaque build up.

Yet the chemical industry is convinced their antibacterial mouthwashes and Continue reading

Genetics Research—A Largely Failed Science Now Used for Social Control?

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Government, industry, and scientists appear to be in collusion to hide the fact that everything from human health and intellectual capacity to various addictions are indeed caused by the environment in which we find ourselves Continue reading

Top 12 Strategies I Believe Can Support Your Health

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I answer the question, “Which supplements should I take?” Plus, find out which ones I take.

With Thanksgiving and the new year fast  approaching, Continue reading

Many Private Health Exchange Options for Post-65 Retirees

retireesThere are as many as 100 private exchange options available to employers offering post-65 retiree health benefits, according to research by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Two general types of private retiree health exchanges exist: models in which retirees have a choice of health insurance options offered Continue reading

HHS Proposes Third-Year Fee of $27 for ACA Reinsurance Program

insSelf-funded employers and other health care plan sponsors would have to pay $27 for each health plan enrollee in the third and final year of the Transitional Reinsurance Program authorized by the health care reform law, federal regulators proposed Friday. Continue reading

Americans Have More Toxic Flame Retardants in Their Bodies Than Previously Thought… Free Test Can Determine if You’re Sitting on Toxic Furniture

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Tests show presence of six different types of flame retardant chemicals in Americans, including PBDEs, chlorinated tris, and tris phosphate, the latter of which has never been detected in Americans before

Flame-retardant chemicals have been linked to decreased fertility, Continue reading

Pandemic Preparedness: The World’s Most Powerful Antiviral Herbs and Natural Medicines Revealed in Free Audio Recording

imagesThe much-anticipated Episode Six of the free online audio course Pandemic Preparedness has just been released. This episode features a detailed discussion of the world’s most powerful antiviral herbs and natural medicines, many of which have been used for thousands of years to save lives Continue reading

Why I Kicked My Keurig to the Curb

photo-4-e1411137282584-480x450What busy person doesn’t love the idea of having a personal cup of coffee instantly with the push of a button. Many people are delighted when the Keurig machines show up in the workplace or doctor’s waiting room. I loved the idea. I bought one from Costco along with the handy unit to store those awkward K Cups.  I, of course, insisted on the Newman’s Organic K Cups for my coffee choice. Continue reading

Obama Administration Fudged Exchange Enrollment with Stand-Alone Dental Plans

ob2It appears the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a numbers problem: Alex Wayne reports for Bloomberg that the government inflated its 2014 enrollment figures for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchanges by including dental plans along with medical plans.

HHS included almost Continue reading

HHS Warns Employers about Skimpy Health Plans

hhs2The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is warning employers that group health care plans that do not provide coverage for inpatient hospital and physician services will not pass the health care reform law’s “minimum value” test, the second federal agency to do so.

A plan that denies such coverage “is not a health plan in any meaningful sense and is contrary to the purpose of the minimum value requirement,” HHS said Friday. Continue reading

What Are Eggplants Good For?

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Eggplants contain fiber, copper, B vitamins, vitamin K, and potassium

Eggplants are a rich source of antioxidant anthocyanins, which may help protect cell membranes in your brain Continue reading

Common Mistakes That Can Ruin the Health Benefits of Your Salad

salStory at-a-glance  Ideally, opt for organic produce when making a salad Adding homegrown sprouts is an easy and inexpensive way to boost the nutrition of your salad Avoid commercial salad dressings, Continue reading