Oct 31, 2018 7-9PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
Dementia In The News
We’re not prepared for the coming dementia crisis Many of us played the lottery this week in hopes becoming an instant billionaire. The chance of winning was less than 1 in 300 million, yet we all believed we could be “the one.” We like to believe that good things will come our way and tend to ignore real threats to our health as we age, even though the chances they will happen are high. Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently disclosed that she has now been diagnosed with probable Alzheimer’s disease. At 65, she had a 1 in 10 chance of developing dementia. At 85, her odds increased to 1 in 3. Now we acknowledge with great sadness that the 88-year-old’s keen mind will fade away and that she, too, will succumb to the disease, just as her husband did. How does this affect those of us who are reaching that magical Medicare age of 65? Should we pretend that dementia can’t happen to us and hope we beat the odds? Knowing our risk for developing a disease gives us the opportunity to plan for our future and to advocate for programs that will enhance services for those affected by this devastating disease. Traditional Medicare is designed to provide medical coverage for participants who are seeking treatments for various diseases. If you develop pneumonia and are admitted to the hospital, everything is covered after the initial copayment. If you need rehabilitation, the first 20 days are generally covered, with an additional 80 days covered at a reduced rate provided you are improving and able to participate in therapy. Once you are not improving, you are either discharged home or become a resident of a nursing home under private pay for thousands a month. If you don’t have the resources to pay for a nursing home, you can forfeit personal assets and apply for a Medicaid program.
Massive study confirms that loneliness increases risk of dementia A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. The risk is across the board, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or education—or whether you have regular social contact with friends and family. The study was published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. “We are not the first people to show that loneliness is associated with increased risk of dementia,” said Angelina Sutin, the principal investigator on the study. “But this is by far the largest sample yet, with a long follow-up. And the population was more diverse.” The Sutin team’s paper made use of the federally funded Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal look at Americans 50 and older and their spouses. Participants reported on their loneliness and were also administered a cognitive battery every two years, up to 10 years after their reports of loneliness. During this time, 1,104 people developed dementia.
I Told You So
No benefit to treatment for low-risk mild hypertension, analysis suggests A study in Britain found no benefits to prescribing drugs for patients with low-risk mild hypertension, contrary to U.S. medical groups’ new guidelines. Researchers from the University of Oxford, Cambridge University and the University of Birmingham came to that conclusion after studying the records of 38,286 patients collected over 15 years. The findings were published Monday in Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. It is measured in millimeters of mercury, based on the systolic pressure, or the pressure when ventricular contraction occurs — this is the top number — and diastolic pressure, which is the pressure in blood vessels between heart beats — which is the lower number.
More Parents Getting Wise About HPV Vaccine
The Real Reasons Parents Refuse HPV Vaccination Safety concerns are a main reason American parents hesitate to have their children vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study. The finding challenges a common reason given by doctors for not recommending the vaccine more forcefully — that parents are concerned the vaccination will lead to greater sexual activity among children. The vaccine protects against the HPV virus, which can cause cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, mouth and anus. Despite recommendations to include the HPV vaccine in routine childhood vaccinations, its use remains low in the United States. The study findings appear in the November issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.
What do Doctors Learn in Medical School About Vaccines? The idea that there are “medical experts” who, by virtue of the MD initials placed after their names, automatically know more than anyone else about vaccines is pervasive. This commonly held belief persists, despite overwhelming evidence that doctors are taught almost nothing about vaccines in medical school. Doctors are taught that vaccines have saved the world from infectious diseases and they are taught to follow the vaccine schedule promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—which tells them which vaccines to give and when. They’re taught that they must always abide by the schedule and vaccinate every patient. That’s pretty much it. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but don’t take my word for it. In an article I wrote several years ago titled “Doctors Are No Experts On Vaccines,” I included quotes from several medical doctors to backup my allegation.1
I Think I Have To agree With The CDC On This One
People are using dead bats for Halloween decorations. CDC says it’s a bad idea You could buy Halloween bat decorations — plush, plastic or neon — at Target. Or you could spend $50 on a real dead bat from any number of Etsy, Facebook or eBay sellers. Such spooky specimens are available all year, mounted as weird-but-strangely-cute wall hangings, suspended inside lanterns, even fashioned into macabre hair clips. They come folded and hung upside down, vampire-style, or wings spread. Bats are just one subset of a broad market of taxidermied oddities that decorate hipster bars and are celebrated at curiosities expos in cities across the nation. But federal officials say they are increasingly concerned about the deceased bats because they seem to be growing in popularity, especially around Halloween. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, whose inspectors screen imports at the world’s largest international mail facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, says it has been seizing illegal shipments of dead bats once or twice a month since a bat trend appeared to take flight in 2015. That figure doubles in the late summer and fall months leading up to Halloween, said Naimah Aziz, a Fish and Wildlife supervisory inspector at JFK.
Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Vaccines – One size fits all… or does it? Examine the ABSURDITY of failed “vaccine logic” Did you know that a pregnant woman, a 6-month-young child, and a 250 pound man all get the same dose of chemicals in any given inoculation, including the influenza vaccine? Whether the vaccine contains formaldehyde, aluminum, monosodium glutamate, squalene, sodium chloride, porcine gelatin, egg protein, E. coli, African Green Monkey kidney cells, neomycin, human serum albumin, diploid cells from an abortion, or even mercury – a seven pound infant gets injected with the same amount of neuro-degenerative chemicals, known carcinogens, and heavy metal toxins as a full grown man or woman. Why? Where’s the logic? And sure, some vaccines are given as a dose series, with follow up boosters, but that’s only because the so-called vaccine “effectiveness” wears off after a short period of time and becomes useless. So now, imagine for a second that you have three children; one is 13 years old, one is 5 years old, and the other is a 6-month-young baby. You happen to leave a bottle of whiskey on the kitchen counter after a late night, and the next morning you find your 13-year old passed out drunk, your 5-year-old drinking the whiskey from a full cup, and your baby drinking from her bottle that’s also filled with whiskey. How much have they all consumed already? Are you worried? Do you rush them all to the emergency room and pray they don’t die or suffer permanent brain and kidney damage? Think about that for a minute. Isn’t there a huge difference in how that alcohol affects each differently aged child? Of course there is. That’s just common sense.
Americans really want to believe in alternative therapies for cancer Nearly 40 percent of Americans incorrectly believe that alternative medicine can cure cancer, a new study out Tuesday finds. The survey finds that 38 percent of people who care for cancer patients believe in alternative therapies, and 22 percent of cancer patients or former cancer patients believe in such remedies. That’s despite overwhelming evidence that such treatments not only do not work, but can shorten the lives of cancer patients. The American Society of Clinical Oncology commissioned The Harris Poll to survey more than 4,800 people, including 1,000 cancer patients or cancer survivors. They found 39 percent of them believe alternative therapies alone — such as enzyme and oxygen therapy, diet, vitamins, and minerals — can cure cancer. They’re wrong, the evidence shows. “There’s no question that evidence-based cancer therapy is necessary to effectively treat the disease,” said ASCO Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Schilsky. “The vast majority of alternative therapies either haven’t been rigorously studied or haven’t been found to benefit patients. When patients are making critical decisions about which cancer treatments to undergo, it is always best to follow the evidence from well-designed research studies.”
Why nutrition-based therapy works better than chemotherapy for treating cancer Two thousand years ago, Hippocrates said that food should be the medicine. Recent developments mirror that ancient saying when it comes to cancer therapy. An Indian study indicated that nutritional therapy possessed certain advantages over chemotherapy as a means of treating the disease. Cancer comes in many forms that attack various parts of the body. Whatever its appearance or location, it always involves the runaway growth of cells that invade and infect healthy cells. Most cancers are treated using chemotherapy. Synthetic drugs are applied to the tumorous region to stop the growth of cancer cells or kill them outright. These anti-cancer drugs are expensive and painful to apply. They also have serious side effects that often undermine the already fragile health of patients. Researchers have sought out alternative means of treating the increasing number of cancer cases in the world. They set their sights on plants, which have provided both food and medicine since the dawn of time.
CDC director says they’re “poised” to do more gun research if Congress funds it , director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says the CDC is “poised” for additional if Congress chooses to give it additional funding. According to Redfield, how the CDC prioritizes its spending is largely driven by where “Congress puts the priority to want to fund us.” “We have a program called the National Violent Surveillance System… and so, we currently are recording violent deaths from all causes, including firearms. And so that is, that’s ongoing,” Redfield said. In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment, which prohibits using public health funds to “advocate or promote gun control,” but earlier this year, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said he would instruct the CDC to conduct research on the causes of gun violence. Asked what kind of constraints the CDC faces from that provision, Redfield said, “I don’t feel we have any restrictions to do research. The issue will be if Congress can give us funding to expand the research that we’re currently able to do. … The secretary has also made it clear that we do not have a restriction to do research. Basically, what we need to do is get a funding mechanism for Congress to instruct us to do that research.”
WARNING: Dangerous Flu Shots Being Given to Children Without Parental Consent The annual influenza vaccine is, by far, the most dangerous vaccine in the United States. This is evident from the quarterly reports the Department of Justice (DOJ) supplies every 3 months to the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) as mandated by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). Compensation paid through settlements in the federal Vaccine Court for injuries or deaths due to vaccines are highest for the annual flu shot, comprising more settlements than all other vaccines currently approved for the US market combined. The last report from September of 2018, for example, listed 73 settlements from 198 cases, and of those 73 settlements for that 3-month period, 48 of the cases were for harm caused by the flu vaccine.
Harm caused by the flu vaccine that resulted in compensations include (among others):
GBS – Guillain–Barré syndrome is a rapid-onset muscle weakness caused by the immune system damaging the peripheral nervous system. The initial symptoms are typically changes in sensation or pain along with muscle weakness (paralysis), beginning in the feet and hands. This often spreads to the arms and upper body, with both sides being involved.
TM – Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin).Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body.
ADEM – Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a rare autoimmune disease marked by a sudden, widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
CIDP – Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder — a condition that targets your body’s nerves. Symptoms aren’t the same for everyone, but you may be tired and have areas of numbness and pain.
MS – Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.
SIRVA – SIRVA stands for “Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration.” It can happen when a vaccine is injected into the shoulder too high or too deep and can cause several types of injuries. SIRVA can lead to intense, prolonged pain, limited range of motion, and shoulder-related injuries such as Adhesive Capsulitis or Frozen Shoulder Syndrome.
Myasthenia gravis is a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness. The most commonly affected muscles are those of the eyes, face, and swallowing. It can result in double vision, drooping eyelids, trouble talking, and trouble walking.
Peripheral Neuropathy is damage to or disease affecting nerves, which may impair sensation, movement, gland or organ function, or other aspects of health, depending on the type of nerve affected.
DEATH – Someone who was previously healthy and died after receiving the flu vaccine.
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