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  • simba { toulousean deformity syndrome was another version I was reading about- it’s worth looking up for the pictures. Basically people put a ‘bandeau’, like a band… } – Mar 27, 7:49 PM
  • Windriven { @Nancy “I have an old friend- friends for more than 50 years- who “took up” advanced mathematics, as a hobby, when he was over fifty.”… } – Mar 27, 7:46 PM
  • goodnightirene { It wasn’t just the Maya. Cranial deformation was very popular with many native populations. Heads were placed in splints basically, to attain the desired shape–which… } – Mar 27, 7:46 PM
  • goodnightirene { Helmets? Helmets? What helmets? You mean like kids with severe seizure disorders wear? It makes me glad mine were all raised before we had to… } – Mar 27, 7:41 PM
  • Windriven { And he should have, i tracked down the Cook study and, while I didn’t carefully do the math, Reade’s 18% looks about right if objectively… } – Mar 27, 7:39 PM
  • simba { I read a book called ‘Bad Language’ about the history of language and what is considered ‘correct’ or not, and it made me want to… } – Mar 27, 7:37 PM
  • Thor { You’re both excellent, exhibiting skills the other may not be as strong in. I cherish you both here in the SBM comments section – it… } – Mar 27, 7:14 PM
  • Clay Jones { Doctors are human and critical thinking is a learned skill. Without concerted effort to develop that skill, physicians are no better prepared than anyone else…. } – Mar 27, 7:07 PM
  • Christina Sponias { Chiropractic seems to be too dangerous. I don’t think that the spinal manipulation can be trusted, since it is obviously a very risky intervention. Thank… } – Mar 27, 7:07 PM
  • rork { “A false alarm is orders of magnitude more likely than chiropractic intervention reversing a fused suture” – this is math some tests show that some… } – Mar 27, 6:56 PM
  • rork { Thankyou. Very interesting, and polished writing, a pleasure to read. } – Mar 27, 6:37 PM
  • EBMOD { Notice that the reality is that a real doctor had deemed him unfit to fly that same day. Only Mr Lubitz decided to hide that… } – Mar 27, 6:24 PM
  • Harriet Hall { If I were to have a “quiet word” with anyone, it would be with you. I would say please stop writing posts like these that… } – Mar 27, 6:13 PM
  • agitato { I agree. It definitely did suffice. I actually prefer it. Maybe it should replace ‘partner’. } – Mar 27, 5:59 PM
  • PMoran { ” We have little sympathy for doctors who advocate quackery; we have plenty of sympathy for patients who use it.” Then why not have a… } – Mar 27, 5:54 PM
  • mouse { Thanks Nell – I hope I won’t need it, but I think I’ll pin it regardless. } – Mar 27, 5:50 PM
  • simba { Reminds me of the Mayan head deformation practice. I remember reading as a child that the babies’ heads would be deformed to look like the… } – Mar 27, 5:45 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { FWIW, Mouse (and anyone else who might find themselves in a similar situation), for future reference, Cystex® Urinary Pain Relief Tablets work very well for… } – Mar 27, 5:43 PM
  • simba { Yup. Although my doctor tends to actually take 20-30 mins, and I got an hour’s counselling last time on lifestyle, health management, general prevention, not… } – Mar 27, 5:25 PM
  • simba { The ‘vitamins’, ‘detox/wellness/energy’, and ‘weight loss’ sections are easy enough to navigate (and huge), but usually anything for symptoms/diseases goes with the rest of the… } – Mar 27, 5:21 PM
  • mouse { Some areas in the pharmacy are very mixed together. I visited the “personal health” section at the CVS for symptoms that turned out to be… } – Mar 27, 5:16 PM
  • Chris { Like a relative of ours that was doing well on real medication for her bipolar disorder, and then decided the Bastyr trained naturopath knew more… } – Mar 27, 4:55 PM
  • EBMOD { I can confirm that the homeopathic eye drops are mixed right in next to the legitimate pharmaceutical drops. Pretty infuriating. } – Mar 27, 4:45 PM
  • thetentman { Yes Homeopathy is bunk but what chance do any of us have when over 90% of the population believes in a god or gods. If… } – Mar 27, 4:39 PM
  • KayMarie { Here in the US it often depends. Things that are obviously marketed as vitamins or herbs are on the supplement aisle. But a lot of… } – Mar 27, 4:23 PM
  • PMoran { “The ‘alternative’ stuff tends to be mingled on the shelves with the other stuff for that condition, too.” Is that so? In Australian pharmacies the… } – Mar 27, 4:14 PM
  • Kiiri { Yeah, everyone worries about infant head shape. My niece when born, had a very flat head on top. Primarily because my sister carried her so… } – Mar 27, 4:07 PM
  • Harriet Hall { More likely he needed to be on antidepressants and wasn’t. } – Mar 27, 3:45 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { I wonder how much of this is impacted by economics; a vet probably doesn’t have to worry about managed care, insurance companies and billing in… } – Mar 27, 3:44 PM
  • stan { The WHO has the USA health care system ranked 31st, just ahead of countries like Slovenia, Cuba, Brunei, Bahrain, Croatia, Qatar and Kuwait. and behind… } – Mar 27, 3:38 PM
  • stan { I’m taking bets that the pilot was on antidepressants. } – Mar 27, 3:27 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { That all sounds very great. You should publish it in the peer-reviewed literature, rather than on a blog. If you can muster convincing arguments supported… } – Mar 27, 3:19 PM
  • Chris { It’s notable that you provide no references. (by the way being a chemical engineer does not make you a climatologist, just like my degree in… } – Mar 27, 3:00 PM
  • Grant Ritchey { Excellent article as always by Clay. I have no direct experience in cranial osteopathy in infants, except what Clay and Harriet have written about here… } – Mar 27, 2:40 PM
  • Hilary { Good to know – thanks!! } – Mar 27, 2:26 PM
  • nyudds { How about “adjusting” a newborn, so that the child can grow to its full potential! About a minute into the clip, a continuous, buzzing noise… } – Mar 27, 2:25 PM
  • simba { It’s even just the right use of language that can make such a huge difference. When to be extremely professional, when to unbend and use… } – Mar 27, 2:10 PM
  • mouse { Good Clip DevoutCatalyst – He handles that question really well. One thing that he refers to but doesn’t say explicitly is something that my mom… } – Mar 27, 2:07 PM
  • Clay Jones { Milder cases. Helmet likely has utility for more significant plagiocephaly. I wouldn’t throw them out entirely. } – Mar 27, 2:05 PM
  • Hilary { So it does seem as though the condition – for the most part – will either correct itself, or will not be anything to worry… } – Mar 27, 2:00 PM
  • mouse { :) n brownlee – Someone I used to work with was an incredible mathematician/computer science guy (like Ivy League academic type). His dad was a… } – Mar 27, 1:33 PM
  • Walter Reade { I’ve noticed most of the link here point to Skeptical Science, which is anything but. I personally had no reason to question the AGW hypothesis… } – Mar 27, 1:12 PM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { I am very sorry for your loss Bill C. I believe that you are correct though. It is hard for anyone to let go of… } – Mar 27, 1:05 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Much of the issues with contemporary American medical care could be powerfully addressed if some of the economic incentives were changed and doctors could spend… } – Mar 27, 1:03 PM
  • Clay Jones { And helmets have come a bit under fire recently. http://www.boston.com/health/2014/05/01/study-corrective-baby-helmets-don-work/xDQ7n2q66rMJhAVEPmVbWP/story.html } – Mar 27, 1:00 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “Don’t expect this simple surgeon to be able to put that kind of thing into words.” Francis Peabody said it best: “One of the essential… } – Mar 27, 12:55 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { MDs who are PCP’s will find it impossible to practice effective medicine in the the vast majority of pain and dysfunction cases. This is because… } – Mar 27, 12:54 PM
  • n brownlee { I have an old friend- friends for more than 50 years- who “took up” advanced mathematics, as a hobby, when he was over fifty. He’s… } – Mar 27, 12:51 PM
  • Hilary { Flat head is a big topic on all the new parent boards I read and it seems like helmets are almost always used. Even if… } – Mar 27, 12:49 PM
  • WilliamLawrenceUtridge { Given the risks associated with any surgery, and in the absence of any evidence that increasing cesarean rates has effected decreases in maternal or neonatal… } – Mar 27, 12:48 PM
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