Both Hooman Noorchashm and his wife Amy Reed, in addition to being MDs, hold Ph.D.s in immunology. Reed shared what happened after a surgical tool, called a morcellator, was used on her during a routine procedure and spread an undetected cancer. She and Noorchashm discovered the same tragic outcome happens to 1 in 350 women who undergo the procedure. Gynecologists are using the tool, which involves making a smaller incision than other types of surgeries, to remove fibroid tumors, which they assumed were benign, but that is not always the case, Noorchashm pointed out. For the last 20 years, many women who'd undergone the morcellation procedure had been subsequently getting a cancer diagnosis but no one told these patients that their cancer went from a curable Stage 1 to a potentially deadly Stage 4 because of what transpired in the procedure, he explained.
And the medical industry continues to defend the use of morcellation, as a convenient type of outpatient surgery that benefits the majority. Johnson & Johnson pulled their morcellators off the market, and the FDA issued a warning, but the practice continues. Noorchashm and Reed are condemning the FDA for poor regulations and ethics, and calling for a congressional hearing on medical device safety, along with the resignation of the medical device section director at the FDA, Dr. Jeff Shure. For more, check out this video and petition.
In the latter half, teacher, archaeologist, and paranormal investigator Jeff Scott Cole talked about the practice of paranormal investigation, as well as his interest and study of archaeological and prehistoric discoveries in North America. One of his most fascinating paranormal investigations was at the battlefields of Gettysburg, where his team captured possible ghost voices or EVP. There was so much intensity and bloodletting both on the battlefields and the surrounding areas that it left a deep mark into the land itself, and this maelstrom of energy can still be detected, he commented.
Another location that is imprinted with this kind of intense energy is the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia, which eventually housed some 2,500 patients in deplorable conditions, Cole reported. Paranormal detection technology continues to improve and has gotten less expensive over the last 10-20 years, with devices such as EMF meters that show fluctuations in ambient electromagnetic fields, he cited. Cole described an eerie investigation at the Villisca Ax Murder House, where the voices of children (possibly spirits of the 1912 murder victims) were picked up-- they used a technique of reading to the spirits, as one would to a child.