Sep 02, 2021 Dr. Hippocrates

A modern day Noah in the form of a family physician…

Some people might remember Vladimir Zelenko MD as the otherwise obscure family physician who is a bit of an icon in his New York community and who was called upon to treat President Trump when he was infected with SARS-CoV-2. Many, of course, wished him ill and derided Dr Zelenko both for his “unproven” methods and because he was helping this particular president. However, all of his skills and treatments have  turned out to be incredibly prescient. A couple of weeks ago he held an unbelievable discussion with the rabbinical leaders in his Jewish community. This is required viewing to help those who are skeptical, fearful, and confused about what is going on right now in the world.  I will let him speak for himself.  If this plays poorly or keeps interrupting, go directly to the site here.

Aug 06, 2016 Dr. Hippocrates

ObamaCare…sounding the death rattle

ObamaCare signing

It goes without saying that the cataclysmic legislation that very few of our intellectually challenged Congresspeople read — I hope this reminds everyone of Al Franken and Nancy Pelosi — is very likely going to die under the weight of its ill conceived business plan. Aetna is now pulling out, and the reasons are not subtle: $300 M in losses this past year….

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Jul 24, 2016 Dr. Hippocrates

The great unknowns about Mary Jane….

I am330px-Cannabis_sativa_plant_(4) often asked about the true medical value in marijuana.  There are, of course, many who feel it is a curse — an entry level portal to the dark world of drug abuse.  In many cases they are correct.  There is plenty of data to suggest that cannabis provides a cheap and convenient (and enjoyable) apprenticeship to the use of heroine and many other substances that have a consistent if not guaranteed tendency to make unproductive citizens of good people.  Not to mention that the trade in this substance has been controlled by elements who tend to kill anyone who tries to take over any good sales contracts.  But the Gateway theory has some flaws, and the predictability of harder drug use by recreational marijuana users is a little more complicated.  And the actual science of cannabis is very compelling when used properly… »

Jul 17, 2016 Jonathan Otten

Senate voted 65 to 32 against your right to know what’s in your food

Are we going to continue to allow our personal liberties to be stripped from us even as industries that are in bed with our government continue to gross huge profits at the expense of our health?  For a nation founded on liberty and considering the sacrifice made by many throughout our history to preserve these liberties, I am appalled.

In case you missed this new’s piece earlier this month, the Senate voted 65 to 32 against the right to know what is in your food. When is transparency ever a bad thing when it has to do with understanding what is in the food you eat, the water you drink, or perhaps the drugs you may take?

This particular piece of legislation is regarding GMO labeling. If GMO foods are so wonderful, why not let an educated public choose whether or not to eat these glorious Frankenstein creations? Speaking of Frankenstein, our very own Al Franken from Minnesota voted in Monsanto’s favor and against your right to understand what you are putting on your dinner table. Please let Al Franken know that you don’t want your child eating frankenfoods!

For more info: http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2016/jul/8

Jul 12, 2016 Dr. Hippocrates

The Vaccine Tragedy…hiding in plain sight…

This will likely be a polarizing movie for those who manufacture and sell vaccines (insert numerous drug conglomerates), distribute them (pediatricians and insurers), and who argue for their efficacy (many ignorant citizens and MDs who have been drinking the Kool Aid).  But the connection between vaccines and autism continues to be debated due to the compelling nature of just too many cases where it appears obvious.  »

Jul 06, 2016 Dr. Hippocrates

Another vaccine failure…but the public keeps buying.

“Despite federal gogardasiladvernment recommendations, only 45% of boys and 60% of girls are getting vaccinated against HPV”.  This is a quote from a medical correspondent on CBS.  Interesting statement since this vaccine does not prevent the STD, human papilloma virus.  A condom would actually prevent HPV, but with the widespread use of oral contraceptives in teenagers and young adults the condom wouldn’t seem as crucial.  This vaccination is marketed in this manner so often, but it actually prevents just four strains of HPV infections from becoming genital warts or cervical cancer.  Yet the campaign to induce an ignorant American public continues… »

Jul 04, 2016 Dr. Hippocrates

Zika may be just another Y2K…

…because it is appearing to be a virus in search of a disease…and perhaps a vaccine.  Nothing serves up a better medical version of “never letting a crisis go to waste” than some new, mysterious illness that seems to evoke billionAedes egyptis of dollars of federal aid overnight to the vaccine makers and their academic partners.  Although this virus certainly causes human illness, it does not appear to be either new nor as dangerous as the newsies would like it to be. »

Jul 03, 2016 Dr. Hippocrates

The CPT corner: diet and cancer…”Eat anything you want…”

Today wBroccolie will start a new weekly feature that focuses on the world of the “code”.   Most patients are oblivious of the fact that physicians have given up their professional status for the most part to that of representing an insurance interest.  In fact many academic MDs who are comfortably positioned in a tenured university position argue that clinical decision making should above be centered around that which is best for the overall “public health”.  Would “resource allocation” best serve the broader community if grandpa did or did not get that new hip or heart valve, for example.  The ever-evolving Current Procedural Terminology codes — aka, CPT codes — continue to influence and mold clinical decision making.  There is a direct relationship between this CPT culture and the reason why oncologists are tone deaf about diet… »