Category Archives: Politics of Healthcare

Posts on orga­nized med­i­cine, the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal indus­try, health insur­ance, the food indus­try, and gov­ern­ment health poli­cies

Sickness Cartel Shows No Signs of Slowing

If you’re try­ing to be healthy (and who isn’t?) you need to be aware of the alliance of large drug com­pa­nies, insur­ance com­pa­nies, hos­pi­tal sys­tems, med­ical orga­ni­za­tions, and large food pro­duc­ers that prof­it from sick­ness. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Palpation — The Forgotten Tool of Medical Diagnosis

Pal­pa­tion is an under-appre­ci­at­ed aspect of med­ical diag­no­sis. Few med­ical doc­tors take the time to mas­ter it. But the art of pal­pa­tion is alive and well in the world of chi­ro­prac­tic. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I Had a Dream

Doc­tors aren’t nec­es­sar­i­ly known for their own pos­i­tive health habits. What if the val­ue sys­tem that dri­ves med­ical edu­ca­tion went through a seis­mic shift to focus on the health aware­ness of doc­tors? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Organic Food Labeling Pisses Me Off

Some experts will tell you that “con­ven­tion­al­ly grown” pro­duce is just as safe and nutri­tious as “organ­ic” food. Maybe that’s true. But what effect does food label­ing have on our con­sumer choic­es? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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