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Archives for January, 2008

I hate needles

(This post has been migrated from my old blog for reference. –PalMD) But should you? Needles administering vaccines have saved millions of lives. Needles draw blood to help diagnose disease. They save diabetics’ lives daily. Of course, they also help heroin addicts get high and catch diseases. So needles themselves must be good…or evil…or something…right?

Why chiropractic is patently ridiculous

I am often asked my opinion of chiropractic care. My usual answer (based on evidence) is that it can be somewhat helpful in the treatment of low back pain. That’s it. Any further claims are complete and utter bullshit. Many chiropractors practice ethically, and recognize the correct scope of their abilities…many do not.

Quack Miranda Warning

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.” This “Quack Miranda Warning” is on every just about every woo-meister’s website. I see dozens of patients every day, and I never Mirandize them, so whats the deal? There are…