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Cancer Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery

Suzanne Somers’ fishy “whole body cancer” scare

I hadn’t planned on writing about Suzanne Somers again so soon. After all, I haven’t yet received the promotional copy of her book (Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer–And How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place) that a most generous reader has sent to me, and I didn’t think I’d have […]

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

This must go. Now.

Apparently, some of my readers in Canada are getting this when they look at any of my Suzanne Somers posts: No other country seems to be affected; at least, no readers from other countries have reported the problem to me. This will not do. The Overlords have been informed. In the meantime, if you are […]

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

Suzanne Somers carpet bombs the media with napalm-grade stupid about cancer

There are two times a year that seem to be a time to beware of a serious assault of pseudoscience and quackery. The first time of year is in April, which is Autism Awareness Month. Over the last few years I can be just as sure as night following day, only to be followed by […]

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Antivaccine nonsense Medicine Politics

Doubtbreak 2009

Somehow I missed this when it first aired last week, but…take that, Bill Maher: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Medicine

While I’m back on the topic of vaccines….

…be sure to check out Dr. John Snyder’s article on vaccines on the official blog of the NYC Skeptics. As a pediatrician practicing in areas with high levels of resistance to vaccines, he’s on the front lines.