Got Their Attention

Not too long ago, we told you about the ongoing dangers of PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” leaking into our waterways for years. It’s been an issue for a while. Now, it’s become a problem for shareholders, namely their profits.  It turns out that money (or losing it) gets things done.  Investors from some of the…

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Covid-19 Update

The coronavirus isn’t going away. At least, not any time soon. In fact, it will more than likely be making the headlines for much of the foreseeable future. As recently as this past Tuesday, federal health officials urged the public to prepare for the “inevitable” spread of the coronavirus within the United States. The CDC…

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How Much?

Well, Happy New Year! You did it. You survived another year and made it to a shiny, brand-spankin’ new one. The slate is clean. The possibilities are endless.  Staying the same is not an option. For some, that means big changes need to take place. That applies to hospitals too! As of January 1, Medicare…

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Well, here it is: The single most shocking food study ever conducted. According to a French study, ultra-processed foods—which tend to be high in fat, saturated fat, sugar, processed carbohydrates, and salt—are linked to cancer. It’s no surprise that the poor nutritional quality of ultra-processed foods lends itself to their negative effects on health. Ultra-processed…

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FDA Misses Safety Risks in One-Third of Approved Drugs

A new study was released by JAMA showing that 32% of medications are found to have significant safety risks only after the drugs are released to the market. “The researchers reviewed 222 products approved between 2001 and 2010 and followed them through February of this year. In 32 percent of the medications, they found, the…

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Oldest Man Dies at Age 146

While there’s no way to be 100% certain, Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto) claimed to have been born on December 31, 1870. If correct, that would make Mr. Ghoto 146 years old upon his death at the end of April. Unfortunately, Indonesia didn’t begin recording births until 1900, making it impossible to verify his claims. Nevertheless,…

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Secret Hospital Inspecion Reports May Become Public

NPR.org is reporting about a proposed new step by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Most hospitals are accredited by private organizations rather than the government. That means that statistics about things like medical mishaps, mixing up meds, or operating on the wrong body part found by these private organizations aren’t available to the general…

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