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How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce To Help Heal Patients

How One Hospital Is Using Organic Produce To Help Heal Patients
By Coach Mark Smallwood Originally published in www.ecowatch.com In 431 B.C. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” More than 2500 years later, we are inundated with advertisements boasting the latest, greatest cure-all super drug. From a young age, we learn that it doesn’t matter how or what we eat, there is a quick fix around the corner for whatever ails us—whether we’re obese, have high blood pressure or bad ... Read more

Here’s what fracking can do to your health

Here’s what fracking can do to your health
Although the natural gas industry is notoriously tight-lipped about the ingredients of the chemical cocktails that get pumped down into wells, by now it's widely known that the list often includes some pretty scary, dangerous stuff, including hydrochloric acid and ethylene glycol (a.k.a. antifreeze). It's also no secret that well sites release hazardous gases like methane and benzene (a carcinogen) into the atmosphere. So just how dangerous ... Read more

Inequality Data & Statistics

Inequality.org   Inequality data and statistics give us an important incite into the state of our economy and the health of our society. In this section, we offer quick takes on economic inequality, as categorized in five key areas: income, wealth, global, health, and racial. In each category, we chart some inequality statistics and discuss the basic numbers. You can click on each of the section headings to find more data on that topic ... Read more

Breaking: New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Additional Cancer Cases

By Jeff Biggers Common Dreams, July 27, 2011 Among the 1.2 million American citizens living in mountaintop removal mining counties in central Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to the federally sanctioned strip-mining practice. That is the damning conclusion in a breakthrough study, released last night in the peer-reviewed Journal of Community Health: The Publication for Health Promotion and Disease ... Read more

The Repercussions of a Pro-Nuclear Corporate Press” Fukushima and the Mass Media Meltdown

By Keith Harmon Snow Global Reserch, June20, 2011 A sociological and technological discussion — in the wake of the out-of-control nuclear apocalypse in Japan — addressing the compromise of public health and security created by the failure of the western corporate mass media to equitably report on, mildly investigate, or even moderately challenge, the nuclear power industry. Author’s note, 19 June 2011: The following report ... Read more

Fukushima: It’s much worse than you think

Scientific experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public. By Dahr Jamail Al Jazeera, June 16, 2011 “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera. Japan’s 9.0 earthquake on March 11 caused a massive tsunami that crippled the cooling systems at the ... Read more

The Argumet Against New Nuclear Plants in the U.S.

EDITORIAL: No nuclear plants in the 20th Congressional District Glens Falls Post-Star, June 30, 2011 Archaeologists estimate that prehistoric man began learning to control fire about 790,000 years ago. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences estimates it will take 3 million years for the radioactive waste currently stored in the United States to decay to background levels. The United States currently produces about 3,000 tons of nuclear waste ... Read more

Evacuation Zones for Nuclear Reactors

Physicians for Social Responsibility June 2011 In the case of a nuclear reactor accident, what can be done? Do you live within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor? One third of Americans do. Property contaminated by nuclear materials is not covered by insurance, so if your house is affected, you could be displaced permanently and lose everything. Use the tool below to find out if you are within an evacuation zone and are at risk. Also notice the ... Read more

A 35% Spike in Infant Mortality in Northwest Cities Since Meltdown: Is the Dramatic Increase in Baby Deaths in the US a Result of Fukushima Fallout?

By Janette D. Sherman, MD and Joseph Mangano Counterpunch, June10-12, 2011 U.S. babies are dying at an increased rate. While the United States spends billions on medical care, as of 2006, the US ranked 28th in the world in infant mortality, more than twice that of the lowest ranked countries. (DHHS, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics. Health United States 2010, Table 20, p. 131, February 2011.) The recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality ... Read more