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  • Political Science: Chronic Lyme Disease (101)
    • MadisonMD { How long are you going to bash people suffering from borreliosis? Nobody here is bashing suffering patients. We only are advocating finding out why precisely… } – Dec 09, 11:32 AM
    • A "vociferous patient" { How long are you going to bash people suffering from borreliosis? Chronic Lyme disease is real and is a terrible disease. Patients cannot find care… } – Dec 09, 11:13 AM
  • In the Spirit of Choosing Wisely (397)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Ha, the miranda warning is up there in disclaimers on the top and on the bottom of every page.Of course it is. I’m sorry to… } – Dec 09, 11:13 AM
    • Chris { Joe: “I can say that none of the SBM editors are qualified in speaking about acupuncture because they had no training in this.” When you… } – Dec 08, 1:53 PM
    • Joe { @chris Qualification is something that an organization decides. It can be an indicator of competence in an area, but not always and I would argue… } – Dec 08, 12:41 PM
    • JD { Well, that was a response failure. @ WLU above, not Madison. @ Joe Maybe I was a little too snarky. It comes from a place… } – Dec 07, 5:48 PM
    • weing { Self-hacked and it shows. This is pure Dunning Kruger. You should be extra skeptical when SBM confirms your biases and less skeptical when it dis-confirms… } – Dec 07, 4:09 PM
  • Vitamin D: To Screen or Not to Screen? (118)
    • Fishman { I take 10,000 IU of D3 a day. Unlike most people, I have bloodwork done, and my range is usually about 80 ng/mL, which is… } – Dec 09, 9:20 AM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { D is fat-soluble (to the point that sequestration is apparently a problem among the obese) while B and magnesium are not. That’s a difference, and… } – Dec 06, 12:06 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { advised you to decide on your own whether to treat a lab value.Given the flux of the evidence, the low risk of vitamin D supplementation… } – Dec 06, 12:03 PM
    • Jeremy Praay { Okay, I think what I had read was that toxicity levels appear to be around 40,000 IU over an extended period. That’s a different issue. } – Dec 05, 4:07 PM
  • Missouri tackles primary care shortage with “assistant physicians” (113)
    • Harriet Hall { Externships refer to rotations in medical school. An internship was originally the first postgraduate year of training for those who had earned their MD degree… } – Dec 09, 2:45 AM
  • What naturopaths say to each other when they think no one’s listening (103)
    • Windriven { ” MDs spend less than 3 minutes with you and dont know shit. Youre an idiot for believing conventional medicine and doomed to ignorance.” Really?… } – Dec 08, 1:01 PM
    • LouV { *yawn* [Citation needed] } – Dec 08, 7:34 AM
    • sefrzan { Just wanted to say that the writer of this blog is clueless about naturopathic medicine and should lay off the pharmaceuticals. Your weak-minded attempt to… } – Dec 07, 11:16 PM
    • sefrzan { you’re an idiot, go take your meds like a good sheep and stay clueless. MDs spend less than 3 minutes with you and dont know… } – Dec 07, 11:13 PM
  • Quackademia update: The Cleveland Clinic, George Washington University, and the continued infiltration of quackery into medical academia (286)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { The pharmaceutical company then with a greater demand can increase price, and make more money.Pretty sure the company would keep the price stable and just… } – Dec 08, 11:42 AM
    • Open-Minded { Marketing indeed applies to all endeavors, including health, but you’re frankly being naive to think that the marketing does not go both ways. Take the… } – Dec 06, 5:24 PM
  • A TCM Challenge (99)
    • Dave { If you spend a little time looking for data on the success rates of knee arthroplasty, you will find that over 80-90% of patients have… } – Dec 07, 11:36 AM
    • brewandferment { not relevant, SSR–content counts here, remember? facts stand on their own merit regardless of who says them. You don’t know how to tell facts from… } – Dec 06, 10:00 PM
    • Windriven { “windriven, (who are you again??)” We’ve been over this Steve. I’m the guy that kicks the sh!t out of you every time you say something… } – Dec 06, 9:58 PM
    • Windriven { His who, Steve? Who was talking about surgery? “Everything else medicine: This is what you all are forgetting,” Gentle reader, Steve is talking about non-specific… } – Dec 06, 7:12 PM
    • Stephen S. Rodrigues, MD { His observation is correct and demands an answer and it is because most humans who have any rudimentary knowledge of surgery can remove an appendix… } – Dec 06, 6:07 PM
  • Selling “integrative oncology” as a monograph in JNCI (75)
    • simba { “Few people, I suggest, end up trying CAM without already having some awareness of the dubious nature of some of the methods. I have long… } – Dec 06, 6:28 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { No thank you Simba, for the time and effort to put out your thoughts so well. } – Dec 06, 5:10 PM
    • simba { Thank you Mouse and Andrey Pavlov! } – Dec 06, 4:43 PM
    • mouse { @Simba -You have several excellent explanations on the concerns of placebo medicine here. Even if pmoran remains unswayed, your arguments are definitely a worthwhile read… } – Dec 06, 4:41 PM
    • Andrey Pavlov { Funny that WLU, but it is exactly what I do in my practice. For example, I never order a change a narcotic dosage without also… } – Dec 06, 11:58 AM
  • Fluoride: Still Not Poisoning Your Precious Bodily Fluids! (644)
    • Windriven { Dude: 1. Thank you for your service. I mean that sincerely; 2. You need to check into Psych Services at the VA. I mean that… } – Dec 06, 6:10 PM
    • Charles Konen Sr. { ALL TOXINS WORK SYNERGISTICALLY OR TOGETHER TO UNDERMINE OUR HEALTH! As an Agent Orange Combat Marine Vietnam Veteran, we are not unlike the Canary in… } – Dec 06, 3:21 PM
  • Why Get A Flu Shot? (266)
    • simba { Sorry for bumping this thread up the recent comments page but look! Look at this magic! Probably not a great crust since it’s soft enough… } – Dec 06, 2:47 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Last word! } – Dec 05, 1:10 PM
    • simba { It was when I came across recipes that involved cutting bits of tissue off the leaf lard (and then cutting it into little squares) that… } – Dec 05, 9:54 AM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { All these clues and I didn’t figure out until right now that he has been trying to flirt. Oops. } – Dec 05, 8:56 AM
    • mouse { @Windriven – Okay I admit it – leaf lard sounds kinda disgusting. I’m not saying it is…could be really delightful, but erggggh. @WLU – Yeah… } – Dec 04, 1:43 PM
  • Low Dose Aspirin for Primary Prevention (91)
    • Tazia K. Stagg { I expected the USPSTF to be mentioned on this page. } – Dec 05, 10:33 PM
  • Autism Prevalence Unchanged in 20 Years (104)
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Oh my word, I missed this delicious bit of idiocy. Re: global warming, you misread this. I was not implying global warming; I was implying… } – Dec 05, 1:46 PM
  • Recent Developments and Recurring Dilemmas in Cancer Screening: Colon, Lung, Thyroid (507)
    • Tazia K. Stagg { Sorry, you’ll have to come back once more to satisfy your goal. I think the counterintuitive facts are the ones most worth sharing. } – Dec 05, 1:28 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { How did you decide that none of my comments are positive or useful?I, along with most other people, apparently just read them and it kinda… } – Dec 05, 1:16 PM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { How did you decide that none of my comments are positive or useful? What other answers did you receive to your “when” question? } – Dec 02, 12:54 PM
    • J { lol… Just keeping your hands off the keyboard until you have something positive and or useful to say should be enough. } – Dec 02, 12:42 PM
    • Tazia K. Stagg { Did you overlook the first 5 words of my sentence he quoted there? } – Dec 02, 10:24 AM
  • Product B: Here We Go Again (54)
    • Trish { Sadly, I don’t think it is. The supplement act was designed to make it easier for supplement to be sold without having to prove efficacy… } – Dec 04, 1:59 PM
    • MadisonMD { Yeast are unicellular eukaryotes with chromosomes, not circular DNA. Also, you can easily grow unicellar human cells– like HeLa. Yeast can survive without telomerase using… } – Dec 02, 10:25 PM
    • Barrett Brown { I was so lucky to get this email today! A Nobel prize and a fountain of youth finally come together! Limitless cellular reproduction, what could… } – Dec 02, 2:22 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I’d like to know what happens in unicellular organisms.Natural selection. Single-celled organisms that reproduce flawed DNA that doesn’t allowt them to function or reproduce further… } – Dec 02, 2:20 PM
    • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Indeed, even if we could extend telomeres – you still have the lifetime accumulation of copying errors inevitable to cellular division. So assuming you could… } – Dec 02, 2:09 PM
  • Blaming breast cancer on autism (22)
    • Chris { A more positive response to breast cancer, a way to make surgery recovery more comfortable: http://www.creativeblossoms.com/pretty-pockets Just because I record sewing programs. see for yourself:… } – Dec 02, 11:28 PM
  • Do doctors pay attention to negative randomized clinical trials? (146)
    • Jessica Parker { Nice post!! Get updated with many things thanks for sharing!! } – Dec 02, 2:53 AM
  • Energy Drinks are Risky, Especially for Kids (132)
    • Thor { Maybe copy then just plank it down on a blank page somewhere handy for retrieval. The thought of lost Windriven words is too painful to… } – Dec 02, 12:21 AM
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