Medical Malpractice Suits: Death By Medicine

Written by Anna Henningsgaard

A recent report has found that Americans are more frightened of dying atrepparttar hands of their doctor than they are of a plane crash. The overwhelming majority of those who participated inrepparttar 149569 survey said that information about malpractice suits and medical errors would berepparttar 149570 single most deciding factor in trusting a healthcare provider. These people must have heard that medical errors cause more deaths inrepparttar 149571 United States every year than car accidents, AIDS, or breast cancer.

In fact, forrepparttar 149572 airline industry to parallel medical errors in mortality rates a 280-person jet would have to crash every day ofrepparttar 149573 year. This would account forrepparttar 149574 over 100,000 people who die annually due to complications in medical care, not to mentionrepparttar 149575 nearly 2 million who are maimed and disabled. This malady is called iatrogenic disease, a disease that is a direct result of medical care. What is causing this epidemic? Many agree thatrepparttar 149576 cause is over-treatment. More medicine is administered than necessary, people are hospitalized unnecessarily, and doctors prescribe drugs instead of healthy lifestyle choices. This is a major problem and it shows no signs of stopping.

Inrepparttar 149577 ten year period between 1983 and 1993repparttar 149578 incidence of death by medical error, or iatrogenic disease, jumped 260% overall and 850% among patience receiving outpatient care. These statistics could only be an indication ofrepparttar 149579 true numbers, because medical error is not often recorded on death certificates. Some people blamerepparttar 149580 increased number of deaths on a greater number of prescriptions, butrepparttar 149581 number of prescriptions issued has increased less than 40% in 10 years, compared withrepparttar 149582 260% increased death rate. Instead, some doctors blame increased usage of anesthesia, especially among those receiving outpatient care.

Low Carb Diets: 3 Reasons They're So Popular

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

The revolution is here. Weight Loss as we know it has changed forever because of one diet:

One diet that has reached beyondrepparttar weight loss program boundaries and invaded areas heretofore unknown: areas like beer commercials and evenrepparttar 149568 all sacred fast food menus.

There was even a recent report on how this diet has taken a huge revenue chunk out ofrepparttar 149569 bread and flour industries. Now that's power.

You know which diet I'm talking about of course.

The big LC - LOW CARB

(also known as lo carb, Atkins, protein diet, Adkins,no carb, etc)

The low carb diet isn't new. In fact it's been around for years (long before Atkins wrote about it). And yet it just keeps pressing on, affecting our food choices and popular culture.

So what is it aboutrepparttar 149570 low carb diet that makes it so popular? Here are 3 reasons:

#1 You can eat as much as you want (of certain low carb foods)

Whilerepparttar 149571 type of food is restricted to low carb or no carb, you don't have to restrict how much food you eat (in theory).

This fact makesrepparttar 149572 low carb diet popular with those of us who have been starved and deprived by low fat diets for years.

It's a kind of 'have your cake and eat it too mentality' (as long asrepparttar 149573 cake is low carb!) Essentiallyrepparttar 149574 low carb diets says 'Eat all you want and STILL lose weight'

Hey, sign me up.

#2 You can eat 'bad' food.

Human nature being what it is, we love to breakrepparttar 149575 rules, step overrepparttar 149576 line, tempt fate, and do something 'bad'.

We've been told for years that low carb foods - foods like eggs bacon, cheese, cream cheese, butter etc, are bad for us. With low carb diets we can lose weight while breaking allrepparttar 149577 low fat rules we've come to resent.

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