It's Time to Ditch the Word "Cancer"
December 27, 2013
A prominent doctor says that the term is misleading—and makes it harder to keep patients away from quacks.
A battle over what "science" really means.
Suzanne Somers Is a Dangerous Medical Hack
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
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
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
By focusing too much on weight loss.
The New Puritans
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.
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.