Tag: Health

A Nation of Patients

March 8th, 2010, 2 Comments

I’m convinced that failure to legislate access to health care for all Americans is a means of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Where’s the Patriot Act when you really need it? Between 1956 and 1998, the conflict in Southeast Asia (Vietnam War for my fellow oldsters) caused the deaths of approximately 58,193 military personnel. […]

Dear N.Y. Times, I have this pain…

March 7th, 2009, No Comments

Physicians who practice virtual colonoscopy ought to know their procedure has been called  ‘unproven’ in a NY Times editorial. Funny, I’ve been reading about it for years now in major medical journals touting reliable results. But, if the NY Times wants to offer me medical advice or decide whether a procedure is worthy of insurance […]

Fragranced Products: Truly a Surprise Package

July 6th, 2008, 1 Comment

This article was originally published in the trade journal, ‘Indoor Environment Connections’ but those archives are no longer available. Fragranced Products: Truly a Surprise Package By Barbara Rubin Public concern continues as more unwelcome ingredients, such as asbestos and lead in children‘s toys, are discovered in a variety of imported products. A longer-running dispute continues […]

The Human Genome was Not Designed with PCBs in Mind

March 14th, 2008, 4 Comments

Re; Kansas City Star article, “Independence District Flees ‘Sick Building…‘ by Mike Sherry (3/14/08) This article announces how a school was relocated so its building could be tested for an explanation of employee illnesses. Has anyone looked at student attendance records? I was poisoned in a school but have no notion of what, if any, […]

Ignorance is Profitable – as long as the “mark” doesn’t see ya coming…

December 28th, 2007, No Comments

Update on labeling for milk in Pennsylvania: The Inquirer informed me they were interested in printing my letter to them on this subject but, lo and behold, today we see this breaking news. It appears that there was sufficient outcry to delay the ban on truth in labeling for milk derived from cows treated with synthetic […]

Ignorance is Profitable

December 28th, 2007, No Comments

The Pa. Department of Agriculture paper decided to give in to the dairy industry and stop allowing companies that sell milk to say that their milk doesn’t contain the artificial hormone rBST.  http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20071223_Hormone_labeling_of_Pa__milk_to_end.html  Evidently, the inclusion of that information for consumers infers that there might be something wrong with the hormone which, by the way, happens […]

Asthma Treatment: Inherently Illogical

December 3rd, 2007, No Comments

A recent article in the NY TImes discussed recently discovered hazards in certain asthma drugs. Hazards aside, most patients are never told how the medical management of asthma is basically illogical for sufferers of widespread extrinsic/reactive lung problems. I thought I would try to explain it to the Times in 150 words or less. —————————————————————- […]

A Debate has Two Sides – This Doesn’t Qualify

June 16th, 2007, No Comments

The Amherst Bulletin published a letter (presumably by a non-smoker) who pitied the poor smokers who were becoming increasingly restricted in the number of venues in which they could satisfy their nicotine cravings. Non-smokers seeking to preserve their air quality were indicted by this party for turning smokers into a new class of persons experiencing […]

Physician Delusions about Neurotoxicity

May 2nd, 2007, 2 Comments

The NY Times printed my letter regarding their article concerning “Chemo Brain”. That article described how, until recently, many physicians disregarded the cognitive side effects of toxic chemicals used to treat cancer as being ‘illusions’ on the part of patients (particularly females). Chemotherapy Fog Is No Longer Ignored as Illusion By Jane Gross (April 29, […]

Disease as a Function of Moral Decay

April 25th, 2007, No Comments

The Washington Post published an article that dispels the myth of our modern age.  If we are so advanced, why is the health of our population declining rather than improving?  Perhaps the  length of life has been extended but the early onset of multiple and serious conditions indicate we are merely living longer with disease […]

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