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  • Can Airrosti Really Resolve Most Chronic Pain in Just Three Visits? (47)
    • ausGeoff { Why is it that so many state accredited, legitimately qualified clinicians such as Rodrigues – with an MD after their name – turn to CAMs?… } – Nov 24, 7:31 PM
  • Stroke Death from Chiropractic Neck Manipulation (292)
    • Thor { LOGIC, baby!! } – Nov 24, 7:16 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Those dam assumptionsWhat, like regarding the flow rates of feeder rivers? Here you say you oppose pediatric vaccination. Here you say you endorse it. Which… } – Nov 24, 4:00 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I am a witness to the tragic failures of this health care system. 90% of my solo practice are the tortured souls swept under the… } – Nov 24, 3:56 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { So I assume you believe whatever comes out of the FDA?As a reasonable approximation of a defensible interpretation of the current evidence base – yes,… } – Nov 24, 3:53 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You all are not reasonable scientist either by fear, ignorance, arrogance or profits.Do you charge your patients for your services? Do you make a profit?… } – Nov 24, 3:51 PM
  • Political Science: Chronic Lyme Disease (76)
    • Doug Hansmann { Steve, I am a devoted fan of SGU and of you. I am a retired bioengineer with a 40+ year career in medical device development… } – Nov 24, 4:56 PM
    • JD { @ Sawyer What do you mean? Some dude sitting on his computer at home with weather data over the past 100 years has exactly equivalent… } – Nov 23, 10:17 PM
  • Ebola SCAMs (224)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Well since he makes money off of orthotics and the like, that means you can’t trust any of his advice regarding the feet, legs or… } – Nov 24, 3:35 PM
    • Harriet Hall { You’ve got to be kidding! The patient never even had a blood test, so there is no evidence that he actually had Ebola. He had… } – Nov 24, 2:59 AM
    • Chris { “What is stopping him?” Opening himself up for medical license review? } – Nov 24, 12:32 AM
    • weing { Herbie, That is not an actual treatment. The documentation in the report is unacceptable. You would be a fool to accept it as evidence of… } – Nov 24, 12:31 AM
    • Chris { By the way, the second half of this press release is “Howard Robins, DPM.” From what I can see is that “DPM” stands for “Doctor… } – Nov 24, 12:30 AM
  • Infinite Variety? (106)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Don’t let you opinion interfere with patient care. That is malpractice.I know posting information about an identifiable patient’s medical condition online is a HIPPA violation,… } – Nov 23, 7:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Why continue to use the term CAM when you truly know that all of it is not ineffective. When CAM is proven to be effective,… } – Nov 23, 7:13 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Leaving patients to suffer in pain in vain under your stupidity and narrow mindedness is the definition of sick minded. What do you call offering… } – Nov 23, 6:50 PM
    • Windriven { “Don’t let you opinion interfere with patient care. That is malpractice.” This, spoken by a man whose entire practice is based on opinion. Unreal. You… } – Nov 23, 4:29 PM
    • Windriven { I touch more patients in a day with the products that I make than you will treat in several years, products that demonstrably improve peoples’… } – Nov 23, 4:25 PM
  • Ontario fails to protect the life of a First Nations girl with cancer (172)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The history of courts forcibly removing children from First Nations families and having them adopted out by white people is too dark and bitter.At what… } – Nov 23, 7:19 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { And in the case of a Minor have their parents speak for them?They should not have this right. There are correct answers. For anybody, Aboriginal,… } – Nov 23, 7:08 PM
    • Jon { And thank you, Steve and Dave, for acknowledging that it’s not traditional medicine. (That wouldn’t make it any more factual, but claiming it’s traditional medicine… } – Nov 23, 4:05 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Canada’s Aboriginal policy is fundamentally racist, and now we’re adding it to the court system. On the other hand, it is somewhat self-correcting, because more… } – Nov 23, 2:34 PM
    • Alex { So they are taking the girl to Florida to be given treatment. That opens the case to American courts. I wonder if there will be… } – Nov 21, 11:53 AM
  • Does the Movie Fed Up Make Sense? (674)
    • Andrey Pavlov { …. exit stage left! } – Nov 22, 6:53 PM
    • estockly { >>>I would politely suggest Andrey, Madison, Windriven, and any of the other regulars here stop wasting time on this abomination of a discussion. I can… } – Nov 22, 5:48 PM
    • Windriven { I for one will defer to your sensible suggestion and to the unspoken endorsement of the fuzzy rabbit. } – Nov 22, 10:29 AM
    • Sawyer { Currently 670 Comments in, and from the looks of things not one single issue has been resolved to anyone’s satisfaction. I would politely suggest Andrey,… } – Nov 22, 10:22 AM
    • Peter H Proctor, PhD,MD { Richard J. Johnson, et al “Sugar, Uric Acid, and the Etiology of Diabetes and Obesity” http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/62/10/3307.long …. Fructose is a major component of added sugars… } – Nov 21, 5:23 PM
  • Retconning the story of traditional Chinese medicine (124)
    • Bryan Hanson { Very helpful and informative article. Thanks for writing it. For a related perspective, in Latin American where the hot-cold notion came over with the Spanish,… } – Nov 22, 1:48 PM
  • Hiccups: From Acupuncture to Quantum Touch (67)
    • Willy { Holding my breath–”deeply”–is always a sure cure for hiccups for me, too. The word for a pepper is “chile”, not “chili”, as in: Chili is… } – Nov 22, 11:16 AM
  • Eminent Harvard psychologist, mother of positive psychology, New Age quack? (62)
    • Trish { Oh, man, I hate the “heroic battle” trope. Other than getting your butt to the doctors’s office, lab & hospital, there’s nothing an ordinary person… } – Nov 20, 5:25 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { You know, SBM does accept guest posts… } – Nov 20, 2:23 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { One can make the case that it is a form of emotion-focused coping; it doesn’t help the cancer be cured, but it at least helps… } – Nov 20, 2:11 PM
    • Chris1213 { I have to take exception about the 12 steps being purely a positive-thinking exercise, and even more of one to the assumption that they are… } – Nov 19, 3:56 PM
    • MedsVsTherapy { As Positive Psychology grad notes, there is a genuine scientific field of psychological inquiry called “Positive Psychology.” Apparently, it gets heavily appropriated by the “positive… } – Nov 19, 12:36 PM
  • Fear mongering about vaccines as “racist population control” in Kenya (46)
    • LIz Ditz { Published today: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/11/20/the-unkillable-catholic-vaccination-conspiracy/ For others – particularly those who worked in public health in Mexico in 1993, in Nicaragua and the Philippines in 1994, and… } – Nov 20, 5:03 PM
    • Jopari { Exactly. } – Nov 18, 2:02 PM
    • Greg { My favorite new saying is “Belief is the death of intelligence”. I know it is part of a larger quote but it sums up faith-based… } – Nov 18, 12:26 PM
    • Frederick { I just saw that I’ve made mistake, they scare them to NOT have abortion or birth control, contraceptives and aid protection. Because it against their… } – Nov 17, 11:08 PM
    • MedsVsTherapy { W Utridge – what are you implying? } – Nov 17, 6:05 PM
  • Chaperones Needed (144)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The fact that you attribute it solely to money rather than, say intellectual honesty or patient wellbeing, or general fiduciary responsibility, renders your comment suspect…. } – Nov 20, 3:56 PM
    • Alice Newell { It was very well said. Thank you. I feel sorry for my colleagues physicians who have been fighting against alternative medicine. However, experiencing both worlds… } – Nov 19, 10:54 PM
  • Why Get A Flu Shot? (92)
    • Lynn { “Of course, you know what’s even better than “a few days of feeling bad”? A day or so with a sore arm.” I’ve never even… } – Nov 18, 10:05 PM
    • Eldric IV { Until then, you might try hanging this on your wall: Mr. Vaccine I have one right by my desk. } – Nov 18, 3:37 PM
    • Eldric IV { Our hospital started offering influenza vaccination in early September for co-workers and started routine immunization of inpatients in October. } – Nov 18, 3:34 PM
    • Pablo { Besides, who cares if it’s only “a few days of feeling bad” crap. It’s also spreads, so it better also be “a few days of… } – Nov 18, 9:15 AM
    • Richard Abbott { In the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, it was seen that those who caught the a similar strain (50s or 60s I forget exactly) had some boosted… } – Nov 17, 8:14 AM
  • “Quackery: A $10 Billion Scandal” (143)
    • Al { quack licenced doctors are bashing quack alternative docs while both groups are as far from science as possible. How funny! All in the name of… } – Nov 18, 2:20 AM
  • More Fear-Based Practice Building: Shaken Baby Syndrome and Chiropractic (92)
    • e canfield { Thank you. } – Nov 17, 11:53 AM
    • e canfield { *I* know he’s fine, *you* know he’s fine, his *pediatrician* knows he’s fine. This might help Daddy. Thank you. } – Nov 17, 11:50 AM
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