Before deciding on a new physician, it’s wise to do an online search to learn more about the physician and what kind of reputation he/she has. Disgruntled patients won’t hesitate to write negative reviews, and you definitely want to know what you are getting yourself into before you decide to pay co-pays and entrust your physical well-being to a physician you don’t yet know.
Here are a few reasons it makes sense to check out your physician’s online reputation, ideally before meeting with him or her for the first time.
They might be hiding something.
According to Gravitate Online, "over 94% of users clicked on a first page result and less than 6% actually click(ed) to the second page" when reviewing search engine results. Doctors with bad reputations rely upon this, and sometimes use services to help them suppress negative feedback so that it moves past the first page of search results. So be sure to review not just the first page of results, but at least a good two or three pages for an accurate representation of the doctor’s online reputation.
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Authored By Dave Webb
The planet is going through cycles. The current cycle is a Flu Virus running wild through our entire society. Good for the drug companies, bad for the rest of us. The Flu Shots do not actually do any good against these current cycles of bugs because there are much more than one variety of viruses.
The common cold is a virus. It probably has up to 400 varieties out there. No one that I know of has a vaccination for the common cold. Though we do have one for pneumonia. I recommend the pneumonia vaccination. Most of the rest I think are a waste of time and money. Though it might become mandatory to have one soon. Line up and get your shot of mercury compound! Then we wonder why our people out there are going crazy.
The problem as I see it is our natural order of control is all messed up. Nature has a balance set up. I think(just my opinion of course) that bacteria eat viruses. We have as a world severely limited bacteria with antibiotics. So the very thing that keeps viruses in check, has been limited by the drug companies. Viruses change. Each generation of viruses is different. They are literally hundreds of times smaller than bacteria. No antibiotic out there has any effect on viruses. A virus can live outside a host for at least 4 (Read More)....
1. The Black Death, Reaching a crescendo of horror between 1348 and 1350, this plague remains the worst disease outbreak known to us in human history. It killed 75-100 million people...in other words, something like a fifth of the people then living in the world, including half the population of Europe. A disaster on that scale is hard for us to even get our heads around. But it happened.
Why “black”? At the time it was known predominantly as “the Great Plague or “the Great Pestilence,” but the name “Black Death” or “Black Plague” was given by later historians, not to indicate the appearance of necrosis experienced by sufferers (though in some cases people’s extremities did indeed turn black), but simply to emphasize the awful and seemingly apocalyptic nature of the pandemic.
The disease behind it all was the Yersinia pestis bacterium, the bubonic plague, spread by fleas parasitic to rats. The microbe was discovered in 1894 by a Pasteur Institute scientist studying an outbreak in Hong Kong. Thanks to the germ theory of disease and the later discovery of antibiotic therapy, bubonic plague is now thoroughly treatable. But the Black Death was only one of many catastrophic outbreaks of this disease, including the Plague of Justinian in 541 AD and the (Read More)....
With flu season on the way and the possibility of infection by even more harmful strains, like H5N1, it’s time to get serious about preventing this potentially deadly disease. While most cases of the flu can be warded off with a good prescription, some strains are not so easy to beat. This reality is definitely a scary one, but it is good to know that the H5N1 virus is still, in fact, a flu virus and that the same methods for preventing the common flu can also work to prevent H5N1. Some of the simplest habits and changes to your daily routine can make a huge difference when it comes to flu prevention. Read on for the top changes you can make to reduce your risk of getting the flu this season:
1. Get your 8 hours.
When you hear people saying they need to get their “beauty rest,” be warned that this popular phrase does stem from a real dose of truth. Sleep is one of the fundamental things all humans need to stay healthy. During our sleep cycles, the body repairs itself, re-stabilizes, and works to fight off disease and other foreign bodies. As flu season approaches, the absolute most important thing you can do to fend off the virus is to get enough sleep well beforehand. We all make the mistake of thinking that we simply don’t have enough time to get sleep. This could not be further from the truth. Simply g (Read More)....
Students are sent home from class with red, runny noses and even after a week's worth of prescription medicine they still aren't better. You go to the doctor for what you suspect is just a stomach bug, yet after a long period of antibiotics, you're still showing symptoms. It doesn’t take a scientist—or doctor for that matter—to see that something is array here. Our bodies are falling victim to what seems to be common, familiar ailments, but our traditional means of attack aren't working!
These stories are unfortunately becoming all too regular in occurrence. But why, what's changed? One hypothesis that is gaining lots of ground is the theory of the superbug" outbreak. Defined as a strain of bacteria that is resistant to traditional antibiotics, superbugs are becoming more and more common as people continually overmedicate and over vaccinate until the bugs have no choice but to evolve to survive.
So what are some of these "superbugs" and what do they mean for our medical future? Read on to find out….
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Also known as MRSA, this superbug attacks wounds and leads to painful, potentially deadly, infections. Around since the mid-1900s, MRSA has shown resi (Read More)....
In a recently published story by The New York Times, Americans were given a deeper look into and intriguing commentary on the evolution of the H5N1 virus – a virus that has killed 600 people worldwide in the last decade.
This news story, however, was a lot like the other ones we've seen in the past: a brief definition of the virus, a proposed theory on how it spreads, and numerous mentions of the fears surrounding a potential worldwide outbreak. Yet what The New York Times fails to touch on is why the world isn't having a much-more-open dialogue regarding the pandemic.
As many know, a controversial bird flu study was recently released from scientists at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands. The National Science Advisory Board strongly ruled against the paper's publication, fearing that such detailed information about how the H5N1 virus spreads and its genetic makeup could lead to potential biological warfare.
Though deadly, The H5N1 virus is something most people can forget about in their day-to-day lives. Since it is not an ongoing event in the world, most individuals put it on the back burner and focus on picking their children up from school, getting dinner on the table, and achieving a good night's sleep. Should the H5N1 virus be something we discuss more openly? You better believe (Read More)....
The first doses of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are now being administered at clinics and hospitals across the United States, and many Americans are eagerly lining up to take their vaccine. But is the mainstream media accurately informing the public about what they are taking? The reality is that most Americans do not realize that all of the early batches of the H1N1 swine flu nasal vaccine (called FluMist) contain live swine flu. If you are trying to avoid the swine flu do you really think that it is a good idea to have live swine flu injected up your nose? Many health experts are expressing a grave concern about the safety of this FluMist vaccine, and many hospitals are rejecting this nasal spray vaccine altogether. In fact, several Denver area hospitals are rejecting the FluMist swine flu vaccine because "they don’t want to endanger patients".
The mainstream media is reporting that the live swine flu in the FluMist vaccine has been "weakened", but according to Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, between 10 million and 100 million swine flu viral particles are forcefully injected into the nostrils when FluMist is ad (Read More)....