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Archives for April, 2010

As an internist, my specialty is the prevention and treatment of adult diseases.  One of the most common of these diseases is diabetes. There are two main variants of diabetes: Type I (juvenile) and Type II. Type II accounts for about 95% of the 20 million cases of diabetes in the U.S. Diabetes is can…

New autism study: science or nonsense?

Bad medical ideas often start with good intentions.  Most doctors are interested in preventing and treating disease, and some diseases are particularly challenging.  Some rise to this challenge, forming clever hypotheses and finding accurate ways to test them, but others aren’t so successful.  Sometimes, hypotheses are too implausible to be worth spending much time on. …

Vaccination’s night of the living dead

Some crazy, currently unbloggable crap is going down around Casa Pal this week, so I’m going to have to open up a bloggy doggy bag for you. I have a nice piece in the works for Sunday or Monday which is brand, spanking new. This was originally published on 5/6/2009. –PalMD Some bad ideas refuse…