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Contributor & author: Jane M. Orient, M.D., Executive Director of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 

 

 

Preview:  So how would government-funded primary care have prevented the diseases my patients have had? Heart failure? (Statin drugs probably make it worse.) Heart attacks? (When the patient has one, it is too late to prevent it.) Stroke? (Preventive aspirin is now criticized because of the bleeding it may cause.) Osteoarthritis? (We have great joint replacements but are much better at blocking access to surgery than at curing the arthritis.) Gall bladder disease, cancer, pneumonia, blood clots, thyroid disease, cataracts, arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, herniated disks, asthma, endocarditis from drug abuse, on and on. If we put all the doctors to work pretending to keep people healthy, who would treat disease and injury?

Healing the sick is what medicine is about. The politicians who promise to “fix healthcare” can only destroy medicine—while bankrupting the country.

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June 11th, 2019

by: Jane M. Orient, M.D.

“Healthcare” is supposed to be the big election issue, and politicians promise to give people universal and equal “healthcare,” or prevent the bad guys from taking it away.

Everyone of course wants to be healthy, and a $3 trillion industry wants to keep the money flowing.

So, I have a confession to make as a doctor: I don’t think I have ever kept anybody healthy. If someone comes to me asking for “health maintenance,” I don’t have a shot of “health” to give, or a prescription for “health” to be filled at your neighborhood Walgreens, CVS, or Rite-Aid.

And as a patient, I can’t recall any ways in which doctors kept me healthy, although they did save my life by taking out my appendix, and they treated some illnesses and injuries. I am very grateful to them, and whatever I paid them seemed reasonable and well worth it.

To my mind, a healthy person is one who does not have to see a “healthcare provider” regularly or take medicine every day, and who can go to work, take care of family, and generally lead an active life. More

I smoke….so what?

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This op-ed is the view of one man from West Virginia.  Whether you agree or not….keep it civil.  marti

Op-Ed by:  Nelson Feldmeyer

“When the usual flu season rolls around every effort is made to force me into taking a “vaccine”.  These little near death experiences in a needle, contain mercury, polysorbate 80, thimerasol, and a host of live and dead viruses and bacterium.

I smoke.  I am not ashamed or embarrassed of that and do not intend to quit. I have been smoking for 53 years.  Am I worried about the supposed bad effects of smoking, or your incessant complaining about second hand smoke.  Nope!  Can’t say that I am.  Do I believe all the hype and paranoia about smoking that preceded the ever so convenient excessive taxes on cigarettes?  Nope.  Can’t say I do.  Do I believe cigarettes were a convenient diversion from all kinds of perpetual environmental assaults? Yes.  And, that as long as we don’t examine those environmental issues too closely, the targeting of smokers will serve as a convenient excuse for why so many people are getting sick?  Yes..Yes I do.   More

SUGAR: The bitter truth…..

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Ever wonder how much sugar is too much?  What it does to your system? Watch this; it may help you curb those sweet cravings.

Processed people

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A new documentary about the effects of processed foods on our health and how eliminating processed foods can reverse diabetes, heart disease and other ailments.  Watch the trailer and order the video.

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