Surgical Errors Rise in Massachusetts

According to the July 7, 2013 issue of the Boston Globe:
“Massachusetts hospitals are reporting more errors during surgery and invasive procedures, even after an intensive, decade-long campaign to reduce these rofnewmistakes — called “never events” because they’re preventable and, with reasonable precautions, simply shouldn’t happen.”

When will they ever learn…when will they ever learn?

This just in from the Digital Journal on a Canadian study and, it is so profound, I will quote directly:

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/general-health-2/prescription-drugs-on-the-rise/), despite growing interest in natural health remedies, the amount of people taking prescription drugs is on the rise, and Americans spend more than $250 billion dollars a year on prescription medications.

Unfortunately, the cost of prescription drugs isn’t the only bad effect; prescription drugs can cause a slew of negative side-effects and often necessitate additional drugs to deal with those side effects. Prescription medications also carry the risk of addiction and abuse, and they are the fourth leading cause of death in the Unites States.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery investigated prescription drug use in the United States and found that 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug (http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2013-rst/7543.html).

According to the findings, which were published in the most recent journal of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, more than 50 percent of Americans are currently on two prescription drugs and 20 percent of patients are on five or more.

The percentage of people who reported taking at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days has also increased by 4% since 1999.

HOUSTON:  We Have A Drug Problem!

The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…

Bel Marra Health is onto the right direction.  To truly be mentally and physically healthy, suppressing symptoms with prescription drugs can’t be the answer.  Instead, take steps to get to the root of the problem and heal a condition naturally without harmful side-effects. A whole food based diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, meditation and making deep social connections a priority will all help to balance the body.  Even better…take steps to promote your health daily!