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Healthcare Triage LIVE - Mar. 30, 2016

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TIMECODE:

1:21 – In your video on cyclamate you only talk about cancer, but according to the NCI “The FDA’s concerns about cyclamate are not cancer related.” So what are the FDA’s concerns? Should they concern me too?

2:05 – I actually get to watch live today! Aaron, quick, what is your favorite tabletop game?

3:00 – Is very high B12 (like 1500 pg/ml) for at least the last 3 years something to worry about? Doc’s (2 PCP’s and an endo) say it’s non-toxic so no worries… but I found a bunch of studies saying there is correlation with high b12 and some cancers… is cancer screening warranted?

3:58 – All right, so, some background info.
I’m 26, and I’m legally blind with Retinitis Pigmentosa. I tend to be pretty skeptical about most articles that get passed around on social networks and such. However, when it comes to stuff about vision issues, I tend to pay just a bit more attention, though I remain skeptical.
I just got the following article about an “eye acupuncturist,” and I wanted to ask in this subreddit (especially since Doc sounds pretty hoarse from his last episode.) The article: http://determinedtosee.com/?p=1633
So, on to the questions:
1: What studies are there about the effectiveness of acupuncture? From what I understand about it, it really shouldn’t do much better than a placebo, right?
2: Does anyone else think the article seems a bit suspicious, or even quackish?

7:05 – Hi, do you have any thoughts on cord blood banks? Is it just a waste of money or a great idea worth investing in? What do we know about the quality of that material after a while (say a year)? Maybe it should be considered only by families with certain hereditary conditions?

8:49 – Is there any science behind the recommendation to do 10,000 steps per day? I heard it was a marketing message from a podometer manufacturerer (edited)

10:54 – People tell me that people with pre-existing conditions die while waiting for treatment in Canada, is this just scare tactics or is there actual truth in this?

14:01 – Which is worse in the american diet? Lack of nutrients or over eating?

14:25 – I’m trans and doing HRT. When signing informed consent, it was pretty much “we have no idea what this will do in 20 years”. What research is there being done about transition medicine?

16:39 – You’ve mentioned in previous episodes that you yourself see a doctor. Why do doctors have doctors? Why don’t you treat yourself?

20:04 – Do you have any thoughts about weight loss surgery? It seems like a drastic solution but for one w/ morbid obesity and looking at the poor long-term success of just diet and exercise, it’s tempting.

20:50 – I’m always worried that I’m not getting enough fruits/vegetables. I see the recommendation of 5-10 servings a day, but I’m lucky to get 2-3. I’m pretty healthy (jogged 3 miles at 6am!) but I worry.

21:42 – How dead is brain dead?

February 2014 Breaking News President Barack Obama LIES at the 2014 State of the Union address http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-obama-medicare-premiums-035611405–politics.html

January 29 2014 Breaking News Obama tries to claim that 2014 will be a ‘year of action’ his track record of lies to sell Obamacare and his botched leadership of a dysfunctional Washington make us hope his actions will be limited at best. Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/reaction-obamas-state-union-address-22276503

January 2014 15+ Million lost or losing healthcare benefits Carriers for Obama Can’t Care or Obama Can CareLess – Obamacare is anything but care – Obama lies yes you can to get the votes and lies you won’t pay more and you will

Carl Rove Wall Street Journal – There were also warnings that higher premiums, mandated benefits and other regulations would cause many of the roughly 15 million Americans who individually purchase health insurance to lose their policies. A version of this article appeared October 31, 2013, in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline The President’s Broken Health-Care Promises and online at WSJ.com. read more http://www.rove.com/articles/499?p=y

The Los Angeles Times – Obama’s big lie – All we’ve been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it…. I’m infuriated because I was lied to,” one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the real costs of Obamacare. read more http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-obamacare-failure-20131029,0,6727221.column#axzz2jODJu6rT

The Wall Street Journal Published October 31, 2013 Obama’s broken health care promises — even in 2009 we knew millions would lose their health plans

For nearly four years, President Obama has frequently offered some variation of this promise about the Affordable Care Act: “If you like your health-care plan,” as he said in a speech to the American Medical Association in June 2009, “you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

NBC News caused a kerfuffle on Monday when it reported the Obama administration knew for years that millions would be forced off their preferred insurance plan. This hardly amounts to a revelation: the president and his people, along with Democratic Party leaders, had to know that this would happen.

For example, in a Dec. 19, 2009 letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Congressional Budget Office noted that the Affordable Care Act would cause between eight and nine million Americans to lose their employer-provided coverage either by “the dropping of existing coverage or a lack of new offers of coverage.”

Three days before Mr. Obama signed the law, CBO and the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation reaffirmed these numbers in a March 20, 2010 letter to then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A month later, the chief actuary at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated that 14 million would lose their employer-provided insurance.

There were also warnings that higher premiums, mandated benefits and other regulations would cause many of the roughly 15 million Americans who individually purchase health insurance to lose their policies.

It is inconceivable that the president, his top aides and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, didn’t know about all this. Which raises these questions: Why did Mr. Obama keep saying something that was simply not true? And how did his administration allow him to do so?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/31/obama-broken-health-care-promises/

ObamaCare by the Numbers – The Republican National Committee claims that 8.2 million Americans can’t find full-time jobs “partly due to ObamaCare.” But that figure is the total number of part-time workers in the U.S. seeking full-time work. The RNC also claims 6 million retirees “will lose prescription drug coverage” under the health care law. But 6 million aren’t expected to go without drug coverage. Instead, they are expected to lose employer-sponsored drug plans and join other Medicare Part D plans instead. Read More http://www.factcheck.org/2013/08/obamacare-by-the-numbers/