Why isn't the medical industry as transparent about errors as the aviation industry?
Lily Kaiser started getting sick while finishing her PhD. At first she was convinced by doctors her physical symptoms were psychosomatic.
Then Lily realized she was being medically gaslighted: psychiatrists disbelieved her and reported that she refused to accept their 'diagnosis'.
Deann was determined to pursue her passion and she re-mortgaged her house to finance the dental restoration that would physically allow her to sing, and emotionally free her to perform in public.
But her implants failed and are leaking toxic metal into Deann's system.
CC* is a Registered Nurse and has a lifetime of expertise and wisdom from both sides of the health care dynamic - as a patient harmed by medical care, and as a nurse. (* “CC” is a pseudonym to protect her identity.)
She shares her experiences with an adverse medication reaction and efforts to access proper medical care.
The enormity of award winning mystery writer Jayne's debilitating experience with multiple medical errors, is only eclipsed by her literary achievements from a mostly horizontal life.
Jayne shares how she survived and was able to regain enough cognitive and physical capacity to pursue her passion for writing.
Osler’s Web author and whistleblower Hillary Johnson got up close and personal with the heroes and villains inside the medical industry.
Motivated by her investigative journalistic sense of health care corruption, and by her own experience with chronic illness and medical errors, Hillary exposed the $150 million criminal diversion of researching funding that prompted two federal investigations.
In part 2 journalist Hillary Johnson shares more about her work and her life.
If you’re not familiar with the story of how a biological disease that occurs in sporadic and epidemic forms was labeled as ‘all in your head’ by the Centre for Disease Control, than you’ll want to hear how it all went down from the one person who uncovered the corruption.
Author Elsie Saba tells about her experience of misdiagnosis of an ovarian tumour and subsequent surgery where the surgeon removed the tumour, her ovary and - to Elsie’s surprise - he also took out her uterus.
But Elsie didn’t have an ovarian tumour. And the surgeon didn’t remove her ovary. What the surgeon did do was leave Elsie with immense pain, an inability to urinate, falsified her medical records, and then told her it was all in her head.
Nurse and medical educator Steve Turner talks about the medical errors he’s witnessed - and participated in - and how being a health care whistleblower is likely to get you fired from your job and blacklisted from future opportunities.
Steve also talks about the tragic and needless death of Oliver McGowan who was killed by multiple health care workers who failed to listen to him.
Andrea Carlomusto is a fitness trainer, but it has been a tumultuous road to get her body in peak condition, with a detour through anorexia where she weighed as little as 55 pounds and doctors had sent her home to die.
Due to her own research efforts, Andrea survived anorexia, but is now dealing with years repeated dental errors that caused a stroke and pain so intense people commit suicide to escape it.
Eight year old Erik Johnson figured out what was making him very ill: the building his family lived in. But instead of listening to Erik, doctors gave him a psychological diagnosis - ‘maybe autism’ they said.
In part 1 of my interview with Erik, shares how he got healthy and the link between toxic mold and chronic fatigue syndrome.
In part 2, Erik tells about the lengths he’s had to go to get and keep himself healthy.
Erik terms his approach ‘extreme mold avoidance’ - and that involves a modified and mold-free camper vehicle. He also maps, and then avoids, areas and buildings with high levels of toxic black mold: Stachybotrys Chartarum.
Dentist Michael Zuk, author of “Confessions of a Former Cosmetic Dentist”, is a whistleblower about the dangers of some dental procedures being pushed by corporate entities.
Dentists can take a weekend course and start practicing that procedure on Monday morning - with patients as guinea pigs.
Clinical psychologist Robin McGee's experiences with multiple medical errors that missed cancer testing until she had stage 4 colorectal cancer.
Robin authored The Cancer Olympics about how 4 doctors and the medical system fatally failed her.
Daryl's experience should serve as a warning, especially for parents of children that may be prescribed an antidepressant.
As Daryl would learn - too late - that medicine / psychiatry knows very little about how - or why - antidepressants work in our bodies.
Patient advocate David Moore takes us on a journey through undiagnosed cancer, corrupt dental boards, and confronting profiteering surgeons to help his friend and mentor.
In part 2, David tells about trying to follow best friend Patti's medical directive about her care should she not be capable - but David comes up against a hospital system with a different agenda for Patti.
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