“This is the best of times and the worst of times” for medicine since its very success has significantly and directly contributed to the unalterable attendant rise in the cost of health care a consequence of the logarithmic advancement of scientific, pharmaceutical and biomedical advances in the modern age. There are other contributing and ancillary reasons why medical care now monopolizes 18-19% of GDP to include the unhealthy aspects of a diet manifested with many nutritional inadequacies and excesses and a sedentary lifestyle.
In 1970, U.S. health care spending was about 7.2% of GDP, now, it is approximately 18% and predicted to be 20-21% of GDP in 2018. About 10% of people account for 63% of spending on health services. This bleak fact has collided with a country that is now the world’s largest debtor nation substantially worsened by the recent recession. Politicians can no longer procrastinate and evade confronting our serious fiscal problems since the future economic health and standard of living of the U.S. hangs in the balance.
“Bad Faith” or “Sham Peer Review” is often the fate of a physician who openly complains about patient safety and the need for hospital reform. Consequently, the Law Office of Jeffrey Grass provides protection for Physicians who are “Whistleblowers” and who complain to Hospital Administrators about poor quality of patient care. Physician Whistleblowers are often threatened with a peer review under the Healthcare Quality Improvement Act which is abused by hospitals which permits them to discipline and terminate physicians who complain about poor quality of care.
The new weapon in the arson for hospitals to attack individual physicians through “sham peer review” is the so called “disruptive physician.” It is now found in all Medical Staff Bylaws and usually crops up individually in the confidential setting of medical staff committees and is often based on nebulous “psychological” or alleged personality issues. Notably, the hospital bar is now featuring a seminar for medical staffs in promoting their definition of “Disruptive Behavior” in hospitals.
This is a powerful law that promotes the recruitment of “Whistleblowers” because it allows an individual under the False Claims Act to bring actions against any person(s) or organization that is fraudulently billing the federal government. A major source area for filing under this act and recovering damages involves the mammoth health care market. This act provides incentives by granting between 15% and 25% of any settlement award.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass, we understand your health care license is the key to your professional livelihood. If you are accused of providing poor medical care from patients or from your peers, enlist the help of a skilled medical disciplinary action defense lawyer. Medical boards are known to take swift action in limiting doctors’ privileges under scrutiny at hospitals nationwide.
Citrus Limon enjoys a global popularity both for its aesthetic role in many gardens all over the world and for its extremely healthy fruit, the lemon. Lemons are some of the smallest citric fruits. Yet, in spite of their size, they are also the ones containing the most nutrients and vitamins and are considered a panacea for multiple conditions, ranging from colds, sore throat and vitamin deficit to hair and skin problems. Famous for its high concentration of Vitamin C, the banal lemon has so much more to offer for the entire body.
Euclipta Alba is one of the few herbs which have amazed science with its positive effects in hair growth and hair loss treatment. Its curative properties have been checked in two major studies (Hair growth promoting activity of Eclipta alba in male albino rats by R. K. Roy, Mayank Thakur and V. K. Dixit and Eclipta alba extract with potential for hair growth promoting activity. Datta K, Singh AT, Mukherjee A, Bhat B, Ramesh B, Burman AC). Both studies have revealed Eclipat Alba’s ability to stop premature and accentuated hair loss and promote hair growth in rats, which have a similar body function to the humans’.
Fenugreek occupies a special place on the list of herbs, having multiple internal, as well as external uses. Some of its most effective uses include strengthening the immune system, promoting lactation, increasing libido, treating digestive problems, diabetes and skin inflammation and purifying blood.
Ginseng is an Asian plant with increasing popularity in the western world. The Panax ginseng root has been used since ancient times for boosting energy, increasing focus and blood detoxifying. Other common ginseng uses include diabetes treatment, immune system stimulation, digestion improvement and stress reduction. Ginseng is also used as a stimulant for athletes and people in need of high energy for physical activities.
Henna is well known in hair care industry and has been used for centuries as a natural way of coloring hair. Nowadays, myths have prompted henna on a “black list” of herbs which provoke hair damage. Most of the rumors have partially a real basis, as there are many compound products which contain henna and chemical ingredients. These take away hair moisture, leaving it dry and damaged. However, pure henna not only is safe for hair, but it also has benefic effects on hair roots and shaft.
Indian Gooseberry is an edible fruit characteristic to the Asian continent, with a larger diffusion in India and Pakistan. These fruits are consumed as such, cooked or pickled. For medical purposes, Indian Gooseberry is dried out and then grinded to make a powder. Water boiled with fresh Indian Gooseberry fruits is also known as a great adjuvant in herbal treatments. The most popular uses for this plant include constipation alleviation, diabetes treatment, worm killing, liver detox and healing. Illnesses such as gout, gastritis, anemia, ulcerations and urinary problems have found their remedy in Indian gooseberry extract.
Marigold, or calendula, is a small garden plant with hidden powers. The extract obtained from its flower is believed to have antiseptic properties, fact which has prompted this plant on the list of herbs treating numerous conditions such as upset stomach, wounds, inflammations, ulcers and eye infections. Bladder and kidney problems have also found their remedy in marigold extract.
Nettle is a relatively small, stinging plant well known for its curative uses. When touched, the plant releases formic acid (the same substance released by ants when biting). The formic acid irritates the skin causing a stinging sensation followed by itching and sometimes even minor pain.
Parsley is one of the wonder plants which nature has been so kind to offer us. Parsley is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, calcium, iron, beta carotene, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, zinc and potassium. It is said that parsley contains more Vitamin C than the popular lemons and it is recommended for a plethora of diseases and conditions, starting with bad odor in your mouth and ending with bladder infections, kidney problems and urinary disorders. It is also said to contribute positively in cell restoration, cancer prevention and blood filtering.