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  1. An Alternative to Appendectomy: Antibiotics
    An appendix, mid-appendectomy. My title doesn’t refer to alternative medicine, it refers to an alternative within medicine: treating appendicitis with antibiotics instead of surgery. You may be surprised to learn that patients with appendicitis don’t always automatically need an append…
  2. Do You Believe in Magic? Oregon Does.
    Pictured: OHP and HERB picking “evidence-based treatment options” Do You Believe in Magic? Do you believe in magic for a back pains fix How the needles can free her, where ever it pricks And it’s magic, if the chi is groovy It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie I’l…
  3. Bastions of quackademic medicine: Georgetown University
    The cover of Georgetown Medicine Spring/Summer 2015 issue. This image will drive Mark Crislip crazy, as it features yet another acupuncturist not using gloves while sticking needles into people. Dr. Gorski loves watching Dr. Crislip’s reactions to such photos. We frequently discuss a disturb…
  4. Naturopathic Medical Magic in the NW
    Me and my lovely wife Phyllis Schlafly, amazed at what naturopaths will believe.From the Wikimedia Commons, because we’re that famous. As regular readers know, I live in the great Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland, Oregon. I am at home in the organic/hippy/environmental mind-set. It i…
  5. Should physicians and managed care organizations offer homeopathy?
    Anyone who reads Science-Based Medicine on even a semi-regular basis will know our collective opinion of homeopathy. Basically, at its core, homeopathy is pure quackery. I don’t care if it’s repetitive to say this yet again because it can’t be emphasized enough times that homeopat…
  6. NCCIH and the true evolution of integrative medicine
    There can be no doubt that, when it comes to medicine, The Atlantic has an enormous blind spot. Under the guise of being seemingly “skeptical,” the magazine has, over the last few years, published some truly atrocious articles about medicine. I first noticed this during the H1N1 pandemic…
  7. Dubious MTHFR genetic mutation testing
    Naturopathic catnip for patients. Naturopaths, along with some chiropractors, acupuncturists and a few “integrative” physicians, are advising patients that they should be tested for MTHFR genetic mutations. Typically, the naturopath will start with the pitch that “conventional&#…
  8. Attitudes Predict CAM Use
    CAM: More branding than medicine. One of the persistent themes of SBM is that CAM (complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medicine) is nothing more than a marketing brand. Its recent popularity is not based upon new evidence or a changing paradigm of medicine as its proponents clai…
  9. Escharotic Treatment for Cervical Dysplasia: A New Incarnation of Black Salve?
    Flowers of the bloodroot plant, Sanguinaria canadensis. You’re welcome, I could have used a very different image (warning: gross bordering on horrifying; click on image to see it). Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition picked up by Pap smears. It is most often caused by human papil…
  10. “Science.” You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
    I’ve discussed on many occasions over the years how antivaccine activists really, really don’t want to be known as “antivaccine.” However, if there’s one thing that rivals how much antivaccinationists detest being called “antivaccine,” it’s how much t…
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