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Cancer Clinical trials Medicine

Rethinking cancer screening?

Here we go again. I see that the kerfuffle over screening for cancer has erupted again to the point where it’s found its way out of the rarified air of specialty journals to general medical journals and hence into the mainstream press. This is something that seems to pop up every so often, much to […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine

It’s about time…

Woo-hoo! I just found out late yesterday that finally–finally–our cancer center has enough H1N1 vaccine to start vaccinating its employees involved in patient care. I thought the vaccine would never get here in sufficient quantity. Later this morning I’ll be right there, getting mine. You know, I think I’ll ask the nurse for extra thimerosal. […]

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Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Entertainment/culture Medicine Popular culture Quackery Surgery Television

Blogging Suzanne Somers Knockout, part 2: Is Somers a female Mike Adams?

This project is behind schedule. The reasons, I hope, are forgivable. First off, there was just too much other stuff going on last week, to the point where, even though I’ve read several chapters of Suzanne Somers’ new book (if you can call it that) Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer–And How to […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Blog housekeeping Blogging Medicine

Idiotic comment of the week

In a nod to fellow ScienceBlogger Ed Brayton, with his hilarious Dumbass Quote of the Day, I hereby inaugurate the “Idiotic Comment of the Week,” culled from this very blog. I don’t guarantee that I’ll do it every week, but when I see neuron-necrosing idiocy below and beyond the usual call of pseudoscientists and quackery […]

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Entertainment/culture Humor Medicine Politics Surgery Television

Let’s go back to the days of the Founding Fathers…

…back when they believed that humors were responsible for your health. Oh, yes, I know it’s now “politically or medically incorrect” now to practice medicine the way they did in the days of our Founding Fathers, but that’s because the socialist libero-Nazis took that away from us. After all, remember who else didn’t answer medical […]