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USA: Patient Data Warning You Should Read

March 6, 2012

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Everyone is aware of identity theft these days. But did you know that one of the simplest ways for theves to get your private identifying information is through your health providers? The US government is pushing the use of electronic patient data systems. However,  they are filled with problems – technology incompatability, contant need to […]

USA: What Does “Hospital Clean” Really Mean?

February 22, 2012

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USA: HAI’s (hospital acquired infections) have reached epidemic proportions in our nation’s hospitals. FYI: the term hospital acquired infections annoyed hospital executives, who successfully petitioned goverment agencies to water the term down to “healthcare associated infections.” As I’ve stated repeatedly, hosptials are the major source for this horrific and unnecessary filth-born plague so I continue […]

MO: Cox Health Brain Lab Tragedy Update

February 18, 2012

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Springfield, MO – The local Springfield News-Leader ran this story today regarding the legal aftermath of the Cox Health Brain Lab Overradiation scandal that rocked this community two years ago. Some 27 of 66 cases filed have been settled; the others are a work in progress. Naturally, no details have been released; a gag order […]

CA: Kaiser’s Commitment to Mental Health

November 14, 2011

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CALIFORNIA: Wow, this one’s a zinger that’ll have Kaiser’s PR team hustling through the end of the year. This new report filed by Alexander Eichler for HuffPo, cites an astonishing lack of mental health services and  staff pushed to the breaking point while the Blunt End rakes in billions in profit. Q: How do you paint this ugly […]

USA: Welcome Back Alicia Cole

September 22, 2011

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USA: Alicia Cole is an actress, an HAI survivor, and one of the best spokespersons we have in the war on Hospital Acquired Infections. After battling for years to come back from flesh-eating bacteria she got in a dirty California hospital, Alicia is now healthy enough to step in front of the camera again. Her […]

USA: The Dark Side Strikes Again

September 13, 2011

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USA: This isn’t Star Wars, but if feels like patients and advocates are stuck in some sort of good vs. evil, Dark Side vs. Light Side battle with Sith lords. FYI to the Star Wars Geeks in the readership: Okay I loved the first three movies, and I didn’t even mind the fourth, but I’m not a […]

USA: Fuzzy Math in Hospital Ratings for Kids

September 9, 2011

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USA: Okay, it shouldn’t be this hard for parents to get reliable performance data on a hospital’s outcomes for young patients. But it is. This new report states that all those ratings numbers – the ones hospitals tout in their ads – are mostly meaningless. A crap shoot. A roll of the dice. Inexcusable. The […]