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  • 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
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { @ Woo Tang Clan: “Would you not agree that SBM can be too drastic and that perhaps a change to a person’s mode of living… } – Mar 27, 12:44 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “EE was never a doctor.” Demonstrably untrue. His first job as a doctor was in a homeopathic hospital. Later, as a researcher, he evaluated the… } – Mar 27, 12:41 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “Why should our public face be so different to our private one?” For the same reason we speak differently when giving a scientific lecture and… } – Mar 27, 12:39 PM
  • Harriet Hall { “Would you not agree that SBM can be too drastic and that perhaps a change to a person’s mode of living can impact health?” If… } – Mar 27, 12:30 PM
  • simba { Clarification- ‘alternative medicine practitioner’, I think it was a naturopath but I am not entirely sure. } – Mar 27, 12:23 PM
  • simba { “If I go to a conventional PCP and tell them I am depressed, I will likely be prescribed a pharmaceutical with a whole range of… } – Mar 27, 12:22 PM
  • icewings { Exactly! We need to start protecting babies from their misguided parents. The woo is getting out of control. } – Mar 27, 12:17 PM
  • Harriet Hall { That case report is typical of so many “studies” published in the chiropractic literature. They commit the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. Whenever a… } – Mar 27, 12:10 PM
  • mouse { Thumbs up here! If it’s anything more unusual than ibuprophen or tylenol, I really appreciate it when a doctor writes down the name of the… } – Mar 27, 11:54 AM
  • NotADoc { Looking at the demographics of the “provers” makes me wonder if more than a few of them showed up at the session high. A few… } – Mar 27, 11:46 AM
  • Woo Tang Clan { True, none of these were biologists but the “data” used today to justify the use of procedures and pharmaceuticals is based on both chemistry and… } – Mar 27, 11:46 AM
  • Bill C { Have you ever lost a child? It’s the worst possible anguish a parent can feel, if one can hold on to any shred of hope… } – Mar 27, 11:39 AM
  • GShelley { But we know homeopathy is false (in so far as it is possible to know anything). The failure to see any effect when tested properly… } – Mar 27, 11:31 AM
  • DevoutCatalyst { Read through the abstracts at the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. Rivals The Onion. } – Mar 27, 11:31 AM
  • EBMOD { It’s for this reason that if I recommend an OTC medication, I will write down the name of it, rather than just say ‘go find… } – Mar 27, 11:22 AM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { “This is incorrect. Psora, gonorrhea, tuberculosis were the basic miasms. Syphilis and Cancer were added later. And all these diseases are hereditary – which is… } – Mar 27, 11:17 AM
  • Public Health RN (Scott) { What makes a person (chiropractor) think that they can manipulate the bony plates in an infants skull? Especially if there is a suspected fusion? Are… } – Mar 27, 11:05 AM
  • goodnightirene { It is more than upsetting to think of infants and small children being dragged off to chiropractors, and equally upsetting that politicians have allowed this… } – Mar 27, 10:55 AM
  • Chris { Avijit, where is that less than fifty year old PubMed indexed animal study showing homeopathy works better for rabies than the modern vaccine? } – Mar 27, 10:23 AM
  • Nell on Wheels { FWIW, The New York Times had an op-ed piece this morning, “Give Breast Milk” as a follow-up to last Friday’s “Breast Milk Becomes a Commodity,… } – Mar 27, 10:18 AM
  • mouse { Simba – Thanks! I know I’m not a good writer, but I do enjoy it, so it makes me happy to see I’m not a… } – Mar 27, 10:01 AM
  • simba { ” I have known any number of people who swear by their chiropractor or their acupuncturist, but their complaints never really resolve. They feel better… } – Mar 27, 9:45 AM
  • mouse { Sadmar”So, “like cures like” means if you’re feeling psychologically oppressed, ingesting a dilution of a physical manifestation of oppression will free your mind?” Well -… } – Mar 27, 9:05 AM
  • simba { Good advice. But you have to read the fine print- a fair number of ‘herbal’ or ‘homeopathic’ remedies don’t actually call themselves that, or call… } – Mar 27, 8:43 AM
  • DevoutCatalyst { Significant sufficed. } – Mar 27, 8:15 AM
  • mouse { The paper’s name is “Absence of Black Holes at LHC due to Gravity’s Rainbow” I’m totally jealous of physicists. If it weren’t for the whole… } – Mar 27, 8:09 AM
  • simba { ” I said that some seem unable to grasp the role of unmet medical needs in CAM use often due to limitations of mainstream care.”… } – Mar 27, 8:08 AM
  • Windriven { “We should be somewhat curious as what human needs are being satisfied in such a relationship.” I am curious as to what human needs are… } – Mar 27, 7:59 AM
  • Windriven { Avijit, the delusional Boiron shill says: “[Homeopathy] works every time [for nausea]. It is a condition documented under a remedy. But the evidence says it… } – Mar 27, 7:35 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { Why should our public face be so different to our private one? Seriously Peter? Firstly it is not that different. Secondly, they are vastly different… } – Mar 27, 6:33 AM
  • Andrey Pavlov { My opinions, or more accurately the set of hypotheses that I am testing out a possible, There’s that painfully obviously false humility. No Peter, you’ve… } – Mar 27, 6:16 AM
  • Graham { Be specific. Which doctors here that your perceptions show you are those that would heavily criticise patients for CAM use? } – Mar 27, 6:02 AM
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