Racism, Medicine, and the #GoldfarbChallenge

There's evidence doctors are biased. There's no evidence that learning about this subject is dangerous for medical students.

/ June 26, 2022

Gender-affirming care is not “experimental”

Gender-affirming care remains the evidence-based standard of care, despite claims by some laws and lawmakers that it is “experimental”.

, / June 25, 2022

The Shocking Link Between a Popular Toy Company and Preventable Infant Deaths

The 2019 recall of a dangerous infant sleep product helped uncover how corporate greed and poor federal regulations contributed to preventable deaths and helped lead to improvements that will save lives.

/ June 24, 2022

Questions about DNA Barcoding

The author of a 2013 paper on supplement quality is now facing serious allegations of scientific misconduct.

/ June 23, 2022

US Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Against Multivitamins

An updated review of the evidence reinforces that routine vitamin use is mostly worthless.

/ June 22, 2022

Diet Recommendations Based on DNA

Diet recommendations based on DNA are not based on good science.

/ June 21, 2022
Universal health insurance

Medical debt vs. universal health insurance: The interface between SBM and policy

This blog has long argued that the best medicine is science-based medicine (SBM). The problem is that in the US SBM is often not accessible, except at ruinous cost, which is why I argue that we have to broaden our definition of SBM to include the systems that deliver it and pay for it.

/ June 20, 2022

Was the Delta Variant 😂 for Children?

Maybe this year, sheltered doctors will realize that variants with the potential to hospitalize and kill children can't just be brushed away with 😂 and that sarcastic requests to wait "2 weeks🙄" rarely age well.

/ June 19, 2022

Are Frontline Healthcare Workers The Laptop Class?

An examination of the claim that "Public health is for the laptop class".

/ June 17, 2022

A Pox on All Our Houses

‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a Monkeypox. What’s Monkeypox? It is nor hand, nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part Belonging to a man. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call an orthopoxvirus By any other name would sicken as much; So Monkeypox would, were...

/ June 16, 2022