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Vin LoPresti

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Vin has a PhD in molecular biology, taught college science in Boston, and currently writes about science for various venues. His passion is the evolution of the US healthcare system far beyond its current oversimplistic reductionist,"magic-bullet-drug," absurd-profitability model

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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 18, 2006
Corporate and AMA Greed Wins Out Again: Silicone Breast Implant Decision a Travesty Argues against FDA Decision to Legalize Silicone Breast Implants (NY Times, Sat 11-18), based on the personal story of a woman about whose travails I wrote a book in the early 1990s.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Vitameatavegemin “Medicine” Out of Hand ? Given the huge range of toxics commonly found in the environment and in human tissues, it might be judicious to exercise more restraint in considering the effect of personal care products—for example, the hypersupplementation craze—on both personal physiology and of their excreta on the natural environment.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 21, 2006
Toxifying Communication: Human and GAIAN Human-generated carbon dioxide (HUGECOD) is analogous to a toxin (like PCBs) in the human body, the former disrupting communication in the earth's (GAIA's) BiogeochemNet, the latter in the human body's InnerNet. The remedy in both cases—DETOXIFY!
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 14, 2006
Healing the Heroes of 9-11, Part 3 Exposed to the toxic vapors and particulates of WTC debris at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island in 2001, Jonette Kraft spent 3 years with a progressive MS-like illness that claimed her ability to walk, her memory, and cognition. Like Major Sean Donahue in Part 2 of this series, her life was saved by the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 7, 2006
Healing the Heroes of 911--- Part 2 In 36 hours of search-and rescue at ground zero on 9-11 and 9-12-01, Major Sean Donahue's exposure to a diversity of toxins rendered him mortally ill. Failed by traditional medicine, his story of courage found a happy ending only because of the heroic,charitable work of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project (
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 18, 2006
NYC Neglects 9-11 Rescue Workers Neglected by both the City & the Feds, NYC 9-11 rescue workers must receive detox therapy from a private charitable foundation.

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