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  • The “It’s All Good!” Fallacy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine….. (34)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { The best alternative therapy which is the best option for long-term pain is myofascial release therapy with hands-on options and with needles. Yes, Acupuncture in… } – Oct 24, 7:20 PM
    • kia { Just have to hope that family physicians and GPs actually follow such guidelines. Thankfully the practice I attend with my kids is very good at… } – Oct 24, 6:52 PM
    • Ed Whitney { That explains why the FBI is looking for this guy. The Post Office has a poster with his picture saying “WANTED: DEAD AND ALIVE.” } – Oct 24, 4:28 PM
    • Ed Whitney { Cervantes–I understand. Thanks for getting back to me so promptly. } – Oct 24, 4:26 PM
    • EBMOD { The great thing about science based medicine? It is willing to constantly improve. Here are relatively new guidelines for anti biotic treatment of middle ear… } – Oct 24, 4:08 PM
  • A TCM Challenge (70)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { TCM is both a way of life and biological science. The “way of life” is a function of the way they perceive mother nature and… } – Oct 24, 7:06 PM
    • Sean Duggan { That… doesn’t entirely surprise me from a physiology standpoint. Girls are maturing at earlier ages. For those people who have a genuine attraction to the… } – Oct 24, 12:51 PM
    • Sean Duggan { Another problem is scent. Pregnant women smell different, something about the hormonal changes. :-P But yes, double-blinding the women to ensure that they don’t actually… } – Oct 24, 12:39 PM
    • EBMOD { Ugh. As if on cue: http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/va-doc-accused-of-child-rape-could-face-federal-charges/29313322 Before I had kids, when I would read about child molesters, it made my skin crawl. However, it took… } – Oct 24, 10:26 AM
    • rork { “You have to consider researcher bias, publication, bias, and simple sloppiness and error. ” Those are considerations when looking at reported results, from multiple experiments,… } – Oct 24, 10:25 AM
  • Quackademia update: The Cleveland Clinic, George Washington University, and the continued infiltration of quackery into medical academia (276)
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { This is a difficult concept most, I must admit, treating the primary source of chronic or long-term pain. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain… } – Oct 24, 6:36 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Ha, laughing at you own ignorance is unhealthy. } – Oct 24, 6:28 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Dave says: I officially view you as “sick” with groupthink syndrome. Emergency, acute, trauma or urgent care is not where alternatives should be used. You… } – Oct 24, 6:26 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { Yes, it can be done with acupuncture, dry/wet needling and or prolotherapy. If you had done some homework you would know this by now. } – Oct 24, 6:19 PM
    • Iqbal { Harriet Hall You did not define the antibiotic dose for the hypothetical patient. This is after many years of training and experience. Can you imagine… } – Oct 24, 9:39 AM
  • Lessons from the dubious rise and inevitable fall of green coffee beans (25)
    • Derek Freyberg { Weasel? – don’t you mean skunk? } – Oct 24, 5:51 PM
    • mouse { To true! Some people are unduly impressed with fame. I have a family member like that. Basically if it’s famous or popular or expensive, it… } – Oct 24, 9:04 AM
    • mouse { How about the HCG diet? Or is that old news? } – Oct 24, 9:01 AM
    • Andrey Pavlov { I would far sooner have a gifted resident than a distracted prima donna who spends large chunks of his time trying to sell magical rubbish… } – Oct 24, 8:43 AM
    • Windriven { “I just had to see how a cardiac surgeon can do a daily show and still practice medicine” And I can’t imagine what is going… } – Oct 24, 8:05 AM
  • Ebola outbreaks: Science versus fear mongering and quackery (381)
    • Eric { I guess they article didn’t want to confuse people by stating the facts :-0) } – Oct 24, 3:33 PM
    • Dave { The filovirus you are referring to in Germany in 1967 is the Marburg virus, which is not the same as the Ebola virus. I believe… } – Oct 22, 8:57 AM
  • Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding  (73)
    • Windriven { You’re right, of courses, Andrey. I should have excluded camo and pickups from my rant. I own both. The issue is the flag. } – Oct 24, 3:19 PM
    • GregH { Actually George, flying any of the treason flags is proof positive of a lack of any kind of useful intelligence. To fly it one must… } – Oct 24, 2:07 PM
    • Chris { “White kids perform as well as some European countries, Hispanic kids about as well as kids from turkey, and black kids as well as kids… } – Oct 23, 12:09 PM
    • Keating Willcox { So, the best learning is actually in one of two forms, extensive personal tutoring, and in the alternative, writing notes with pencil or pen and… } – Oct 23, 11:31 AM
    • Alex Fortin { Hi Thanks for the very good article Dr. Josh Cuevas. Dual Coding is the best way to remember information. What are your thoughts on prezi… } – Oct 22, 1:14 PM
  • An Overly Pessimistic View of Medicine (113)
    • Windriven { “The ACA would not have passed with one.” Perhaps not. But that was a Democratic problem, not a Republican one. I would also argue that… } – Oct 24, 3:15 PM
    • GregH { Windriven: I didn’t say your source was fox-news. I said I questioned your claim because it sounded remarkably like things that fox was wrongly asserting… } – Oct 24, 2:01 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { I complained about perceived insensitivity and was snidely told to get over myself. No, you were politely told to get over yourself. There is only… } – Oct 24, 8:40 AM
    • Chris { Sorry I think faster than I type: ” You have to understand that those who are not you would not have the same response.” And… } – Oct 24, 1:14 AM
    • Chris { That is how you perceive the responses. You have to understand that those who are not would not have the same response. I hope you… } – Oct 24, 1:10 AM
  • Clinical trials of integrative medicine: testing whether magic works? (139)
    • David Gorski { Funny, but you’re the first one who’s complained about the writing style of the paper. Seriously. True, a fair number of people have complained about… } – Oct 24, 2:26 PM
    • TM { It’s a shame you didn’t carry over the writing style of this blog to the paper. That first paragraph will shut most lay people (and… } – Oct 24, 10:28 AM
  • Questions and Answers about Chiropractic: The Bottom Line (108)
    • Andrey Pavlov { Yes, you did ad hominem attack Sam. I have seen nowhere in your arguments anything specific about the content of this post. All I have… } – Oct 24, 8:33 AM
    • Windriven { “Godzilla, I don’t see what is so magical about DPTs that they would be necessary to critique Sam Homola’s writings.” Neither do I. And in… } – Oct 24, 7:56 AM
    • Erik Pohlman, PT, DPT { Godzilla, I don’t see what is so magical about DPTs that they would be necessary to critique Sam Homola’s writings. I am curious why you… } – Oct 24, 7:45 AM
    • Sam Homola { The now defunct movement of the National Association of Chiropractic Medicine to reform the chiropractic profession has nothing to do with my current views regarding… } – Oct 23, 11:39 PM
    • Godzilla { A Pavlov, >So the issue at hand is your ad hominem attack on Sam I didn’t ad hominem attack Sam. I attacked his point of… } – Oct 23, 10:35 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (211)
    • extra { Being betrayed by your pimp is worse than bad cooking. } – Oct 24, 7:13 AM
  • Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? (284)
    • John Smith { http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/ I don’t know where you guys get your info, but WHO thinks differently. } – Oct 24, 5:05 AM
    • Gibbon1 { If you listen to the Lustig stuff closely, Obesity isn’t what he’s concerned with, and definitely not BMI. Lustig is concerned with fatty liver disease,… } – Oct 23, 6:31 AM
    • Gibbon1 { So I read the article on Huffpoo, I want my five minutes back. So crud like this. “I find it far-fetched at best to suggest… } – Oct 23, 6:17 AM
  • What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening (68)
    • naturowhat { Recently from Natchat: Hello, all, I just got off the phone with the AANP about our little mishap. They said, essentially–don’t worry, let it go,… } – Oct 23, 6:40 PM
    • KayMarie { Doctors have the full range of human personalities. Doctors even admit some are jerks,for example, at an educational thing for residents I was at yesterday… } – Oct 23, 7:25 AM
    • simba { Which comments? I agree that doctors are human and show the normal range of human personality and behaviour. I can’t see any comments that say/suggest… } – Oct 23, 2:39 AM
    • kia { There are some comments here that seem to suggest that people who say doctors can be dismissive of their patients are lying (for want of… } – Oct 22, 10:12 PM
    • Kerwin Flaherty { Here is a handy primer for Reddit. http://i.imgur.com/vRKWU.png I also recommend highly Reddit Enhancement Suite. http://redditenhancementsuite.com/ } – Oct 22, 9:08 PM
  • Should the Incidental Discovery of Nonparentage be Disclosed? (123)
    • Murt { Nonsense. I am one of those who had a “child” who I thought was my Son. Fortunately, at around His age 5 years old, it… } – Oct 23, 4:18 PM
  • Placebo Speculations (52)
    • alexander lynch memory healer { Pain & Inflammation Relief: 3 drops of Chamomile + 3 drops of Hyssop + 2 drops of Cypress. It is through the facial appearance, the… } – Oct 22, 9:33 PM
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