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  1. FDA approving untested medical devices for kids

    Medical device safety isn't child's play

    Listen, I'm so tough the Boogeyman checks his closet for ME at night. But there's a darned good reason I never practiced pediatric medicine -- nothing melts my heart faster than the sight of a sick kid.

    I hope you've never had to stand vigil by some hospital bed, watching your child or grandchild tethered to tens of thousands of dollars of medical machinery. It's the most terrifying experience of any adult's life.

    And it turns out you never knew the half of it.

    According to a galling new Harvard study, your doctor may have placed that oxygen mask on your child's face or that stent in his artery without having any idea whether they were going to work. In fact, there's a good chance your child was a lab rat in a twisted medical experiment being conducted all across America with the full blessing of our federal government.

    Harvard researchers found that over the past seven years, the FDA has been approving medical devices that have NEVER been proven to work for kids. In fact 84% of the "high risk" devices tested -- we're talking about cardiac defibrillators and other tools you're counting on to save your kid's life -- were never tested on a single patient under the age of 18!

    You wouldn't dare give your child an adult dose of cough medicine, let alone some dodgy prescription drug. So why are hospitals using the same medical devices on your kid that they'd use on a full-grown man?

    It's a dangerous practice that could turn deadly in a hurry, and it's up to us to stop it. Head over to the FDA's website and demand they stop approving untested devices for kids. Demand these government stooges start doing their jobs -- and make sure medical device manufacturers are doing theirs, too.

  2. Hundreds of U.S. hospitals doing nothing to prevent infections

    Filthy hospital horror show kills 100,000 a year

    If cleanliness is next to Godliness, my mother is playing table tennis with the Virgin Mary right now. When I was a kid, you didn't dare approach her dinner table if you had dirt behind your ears or grime under your fingernails.

    Mom's kitchen was so clean you could have performed surgery in it -- and the mainstream may want to start giving that a try. Because yet another study has proven that the average hospital is a filth-infested junkyard even Fat Albert and the boys would have been embarrassed to hang out in.

    The new examination of nearly 1,000 hospitals -- that's about one out of every six hospitals in America -- found that hundreds of them have no policies whatsoever to protect you from common infections and pneumonia. That catheter line you're getting might as well be a sewage line, because a third of the hospitals studied have no procedures to prevent painful urinary tract infections.

    Heck, even hospitals that had infection control procedures were only following them about half the time, because hospitals rake in BILLIONS treating the same infections they give you! It's no wonder hospital-related infections kill 100,000 people a year -- that's equivalent to every man, woman and child in Flint, Michigan.

    Listen, you may enter a hospital with a wristband, but make sure you don't leave with a toe tag. Don't ever step foot in one of these one-star horror hotels without asking EXACTLY what they're doing to keep you safe.

    And when they give you that stupid, confused grin the mainstream has practically patented, do yourself a favor -- make a beeline for the door, and never look back.

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