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A crank is a crank

I’m told that mathematicians and physicists get a lot of mail from folks with “big discoveries”. These discoveries are often of the “Einstein was wrong and I figured out the Theory of Everything” variety. Many of us refer to these folks as “cranks”, a catch-all, derogatory term for people who, through their own arrogance and…

One of my dear readers just left the internet equivalent of a flaming bag of turd on my bloggy doorstep: Everybody should read this article by Dr. Russell Blaylock http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/03/What-We-Have-Learned-About-the-Great-Swine-Flu-Pandemic.aspx These are the facts folks, all information is derived from Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institutes of…

A hat-tip to my buddy Abel over at TerraSig for keeping this story alive and inspiring me to chime in.  –PalMD It’s no secret that I find the anti-vaccination crowd to be abhorrent. The public’s health is the first victim, followed closely by individual patients and parents struggling with individual health decisions. I cannot fault…

Crank convergence on flu vaccination

How may topics are there on which Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Arianna Huffington, Bill Maher, and now Louis Farrakhan can agree? One, and one only: flu vaccination. Let’s give a run down of the “reasoning”: Glenn Beck: the safest option is doing the exact opposite of what the government recommends. Limbaugh won’t get one because…

Swine flu in my home state–grim news

Michigan has suffered enough. We’ve been devastated by economic and manufacturing changes, leading to mass unemployment, poverty, and poor education. That last one is really killing us. According to news reports, more than half of Michiganders plan to forgo vaccination, mostly for reasons that betray a lack of education. This is at a time when…

HPV vaccinination—this is real, people

First let me remind you that I’ve written extensively about HPV infection, cervical cancer, and Gardasil, the vaccine to prevent these. The links are at the bottom of the post for your reference. OK, here’s the deal. A bloggy friend of mine is dealing with some serious health concerns due to HPV infection. I’ve written…

Playing catch up on flu rumors

I was going to try to sleep in this morning but my kid couldn’t find her femur—long story. So I figured I might as well brew up a pot of Pal’s Special, put up some Irish steel cut oatmeal, and review this weeks insanity. This has been a rough week for the public’s health education.…

Alternative medicine boosters promote bad health practices that hurt real people—that’s been a theme in my writing for nearly three years. It’s bad enough that they sell people fake cures and encourage them to avoid real medical care, but apparently, that’s not enough anymore. It’s getting to the point where they might as well line…

From time to time, my wife or one of our friends will forward one of the latest health rumors going through the email lists in our community. The usual email list is the one that goes out to moms of young kids living in our ethnic/geographic community. Usually I shrug it off, but every once…

Of course you know what my answer will be. It was predictable that the death of a girl shortly after receiving an HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer would attract the immoral agents of the anti-vaccine movement. Like zombies to brains, they descend on the tragedy, ready to consume it and gain strength. And just…