At least 29 million health records breached by overt criminal activity

Between 2010 and 2013, data breaches of protected health information reported by HIPAA-covered entities increased and involved approximately 29 million records, with most data breaches resulting from overt criminal activity, according to a study in the April 14 issue of JAMA. Reports of data breaches have increased during the past decade. Compared with other industries, these breaches are estimated to be …

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Federal report: Vegan diet best for planet

A federal panel that helps set federal dietary guidelines is recommending Americans eat less meat because it’s better for the environment, sparking outrage from industry groups representing the nation’s purveyors of beef, pork and poultry. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a federally appointed panel of nutritionists created in 1983, decided for the first time this year to factor in environmental …

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Factory Farm Meat: Why Vegetarians, Ranchers and Conscious Omnivores Need to Unite

For the first time since the advent of industrial agriculture, the federal government is considering advising Americans to eat “less red and processed meat.” That advice is the outcome of studies conducted by an independent panel of “experts” which was asked by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for recommended changes …

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STUDIES CONFIRM: YOUR STEAK IS POSSESSED BY DEMONS

The North American Meat Institute is going to battle this week over new federal guidelines that suggest that “a healthy dietary pattern is…lower in red and processed meat,” just the latest installment in an ongoing debate over the health effects of meat. Is meat essential for children’s health, a terrible toxin, or a great tool for eliminating fat? Is it the highway to heart disease, or …

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New government draft: National adult immunization plan exposed

Vaccines are a hot topic in the United States right now, with doctors, scientists, and now even the media and lawmakers pushing for new regulations that strip away rights and pressure Americans into getting immunizations simply because the government has deemed them ‘safe’. While vaccines for children have long been the goal, the government has recently put a new group …

The Fluoride Controversy Continues: An Update – Part 3

By Gary Null, PhD, and Martin Feldman, MD   In Parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series, we discussed a number of problems surrounding the use of water fluoridation, including questions about its effectiveness in reducing dental decay, the thin margin of safety that exists for fluoride and the exposure we face to fluoride from multiple sources. We also …

ARE YOU TIRED? LOW THYROID MAY BE THE CULPRIT: Part 2

By Martin Feldman, M.D., and Gary Null, Ph.D.   REBALANCING THE THYROID SYSTEM Conventional medicine’s view of thyroid functioning is marked by two distinct problems:   One problem, as noted in Part 1 of this article, is the flawed process of diagnosing thyroid disorders. Even when a patient is obviously symptomatic, his or her condition may go unrecognized by orthodox …

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Kick Kids Out of Head Start if They Aren’t Vaccinated on the Government’s Schedule?

There’s a new front in the push to mandate vaccinations—this time on underprivileged children. We need to stop it NOW. Action Alert! [1] A new bill, expected to be introduced in Congress this week, would require that all children in Head Start programs be fully vaccinated unless medical reasons exempt them. The bill, “A Head Start on Vaccinations Act,” would give parents …

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Raise Your Hand if You Take Medical Advice From a Playboy Bunny

This accusation is everywhere, isn’t it?  Respectable doctors say it on live TV, trying to sound like they have sympathy for those of us who just weren’t smart enough to avoid being duped by a pretty young thing with big boobs.  Journalists never fail to mention it in stories about whatever the current vaccine-preventable epidemic is.  It’s talked about on …

The Obamacare Challenge We Need? Improved, Expanded Medicare for All

As a primary care pediatrician who sees children of low-income families in Washington, D.C., I am reminded every day of the vulnerability of our children’s health to the ill-informed whims of our lawmakers and courts. Those children will be on my mind as I gather with others outside the Supreme Court today. Just yesterday, I saw my 16-year-old patient Mary, …