Medicine

It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
A label that misleads patients and helps quacks
December 27, 2013

A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.

Suzanne Somers Is a Dangerous Medical Hack
The Obamacare critic's unscientific hormone claptrap
November 12, 2013

Long before she was wrong about Obamacare, she was pushing unscientific hormone claptrap

I've Got Whooping Cough. Thanks a Lot, Jenny McCarthy.
November 11, 2013

The anti-vaccination movement is coming to take your good health away.

The Quackish Cult of Alternative Medicine
Dr. Paul Offit's battle against charlatanism
October 19, 2013

Think the government should allow people to medicate themselves and their children however people want to? Think again.

Assad's Assault on Medical Providers
September 17, 2013

Last week, New York Times columnist Nick Kristof nominated Syria as the world capital of human suffering.

Held Hostage by a Hospital
The Mayo Clinic is making Rochester, Minn., double in size—and billing residents for it
July 24, 2013

When the billionaire owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team decided last year he wanted a new, $1 billion stadium, he did what sports franchise owners often do: threaten to relocate to another state—at least implicitly—and thereby wrung nearly

The New Puritans
When did liberals become so uptight?
July 15, 2013

When I read last month that voters in Portland, Oregon, had defeated a bill that would have fluoridated their drinking water, I was reminded of my first experience with an anti-fluoridation wacko.

The AMA Says Gay Men Should Be Able to Give Blood—But the FDA Isn't Listening
June 20, 2013

In an important step, the American Medical Association voted to condemn the FDA’s longstanding ban on gay men donating blood at its biannual conference Tuesday.

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