Dr. Tedd Koren's April 2002 Newsletter Having a Bypass or 4?

Why are 800,000 people each year lining up or rather lying down for this operation (coronary artery bypass graft or CABG) which is dangerous, useless and needless in most of the recipients?
Perhaps they would not be so enthusiastic if they knew that the statistics showing coronary artery bypass surgery was "safe" were wrong? MDs thought that 1% to 5% of patients who had this surgery had neurological complications (like stroke) [Roach GW, Kanchuger M, Mangano CM et al. Adverse cerebral outcomes after coronary bypass surgery. N Engl J Med. 1996;335:1857-1863]. Is 1-5% safe? But very many patients would complain of feeling "not quite right" intellectually afterwards. Their doctors pooh-poohed it.
Finally some bright guys, using pre-operative and post-operative neuropsychological testing, have "convincingly demonstrated" that measurable cognitive dysfunction is very common with an incidence of up to 80%-90% at hospital discharge. [Diegeler A, Hirsch R, Schneider F, et al, Neuromonitoring and neurocognitive outcome in off-pump versus conventional coronary bypass operation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2000;69:1162-1166.] (It might be the heart-lung machine they are hooked on to.) They find this out after the operation has been in vogue for 35 years.
Whoa! That's almost as bad underreporting as vaccination injury. Why weren't surgeons seeing more damage in an operation that was putting oh, a cool half million a year (each) into their pockets? You'd think if they were making that much money they could afford better glasses. Coronary Artery Bypass? I don't think so - while I can still think.

Cognitive Dysfunction After Orthopedic Surgery?
It's not just heart surgery; cognitive dysfunction is present after all kinds of surgery. For example, the International Study of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction found that 26% of patients older than 60 years who underwent major abdominal or orthopedic surgery had cognitive dysfunction 1 week after surgery. (Moller JT Cluitmans P, Rasmussen LS, et al. Long term postoperative cognitive dysfunction in the elderly ISPOCD1 study: International Study of Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction. Lancet. 1998;351:857-861.)From Mark DB and Newman MF. Protecting the brain in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. JAMA. 2002;287(11):1448-1450.

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That wonder drug - Cholesterol
We need cholesterol. Cholesterol is an essential part of all cell membranes and half the dry weight of your brain is cholesterol. New research reveals that your brain makes cholesterol. It's true, specialized brain cells called glial cells make it. Cholesterol appears to have a role in regulating where and when brain cells connect or synapse. (From Science News. 2001;160:309.)
Is low cholesterol is dangerous? Low cholesterol has been linked to suicide, increased deaths from all causes (including cancer) and physical and mental problems. In fact, studies indicate that certain age groups (such as the elderly) benefit from high cholesterol.

Smallpox vaccine is great for getting smallpox
If every American got the smallpox vaccine at least 71,000 would die from the shot and millions would be damaged, many permanently, according to estimates. No thanks, I'll take my chances with the disease, thank you. England's severe smallpox epidemics occurred after there was widespread smallpox vaccination. Here's a bit of history they didn't give you in public school health class. (Why should they? It's a government run, gov't controlled institution). In Leicester, England, because of terrible reactions to the smallpox vaccine, most everyone refused the shots: "Poor and rich alike, the workers and even the municipal authorities began to refuse vaccination for their children…instead of 95%, the vaccinations reached only 5%! As this ominous decrease of vaccination went on the doctors again and again prophesied that…small-pox…would run through the town like wildfire and decimate the population. Yet it has been introduced again and again, but it has never spread; and from that day to this no town in the kingdom of approximately equal population has had such a very low small-pox mortality as this almost completely unvaccinated and-as the doctors say-unprotected population!"-----By Alfred Russel Wallace http://www.whale.to/a/wallace.html

Personal resistance is the main factor in whether or not someone will get sick. The Journal of the AMA (Feb. 7, 2001;285:5) reprinted an editorial from 100 years prior (JAMA Feb 2, 1901:36:327-328) with this revealing statement: Dr. Osler calls attention to the fact that sanity science, or hygiene, is one of the bright spots of the century. A knowledge of the conditions of disease, and the means of transmission together with the culmination of the art of preventive measures, has made smallpox, as a dangerous disease, a thing of the past.

Conflicts of interests in the American Government? I'm shocked, shocked!
A study found that more than half of the members of the FDA advisory committees "have financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies that have an interest in FDA decisions." DeAngelis CD. Conflicts of interest and the public trust. JAMA. 2000;284:2237-2238.

"If you think science is neatly split between research in independent university labs and in companies that produce products for profit, you're about 20 years behind… Sheldon Krimsky [of] Tufts University…predicts that a private company will probably buy an entire university some day; in the meantime, it's one professor at a time." Tinker Ready "Science for Sale" Utne Reader. November/December 1999:60-62.