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Archives for January 14, 2010

Beat the medical odds?

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape You don’t spit into the wind You don’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger And you don’t mess around with Jim – Jim Croce I love it when a commenter gives me blogging material. Let’s face it. Blogging is a tough hobby. As much as I do…

James Randi speaks about chemotherapy

People fear chemotherapy. Some of this fear is not unreasonable, but a lot of it is a vestige of older days, when chemotherapy was much more unpleasant and even at times horrific. However, contrary to the old alt-med trope of chemotherapy as “pure poison” that makes you sicker than cancer, advances in chemotherapy and supportive…