Server Migration

Announcement: Server migration this weekend

UPDATE 12/10/2016, 10 PM ET: It is done. There are still glitches, such as some images missing. Let us know in the comments if there are any problems or issues with the blog or the new template. As regular readers...

/ December 9, 2016
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Reiki and Therapeutic Touch. Compare and Contrast.

What? I’m not on vacation? I have to write a post? Crap. Remember those college essays? Compare and Contrast two topics and fill a Blue Book with your wisdom. Do they even use Blue Books anymore? I always hated the...

/ December 9, 2016
The Integrative Medicine Wheel: False hope and lies

State Medical Boards should not recognize board certification in “Integrative Medicine”

There are a number of things about so-called “integrative medicine” (or, “IM”) we don’t know, such as Whether IM really offers the best of conventional medicine and CAM. Whether IM produces better outcomes. Whether IM is effective in the area...

/ December 8, 2016
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We still Need Better Communication on GMOs

A new PEW survey does a deep exploration of public attitudes toward genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organic food, and scientific consensus. While the numbers are better than I thought they would be, perhaps indicating some progress, they still indicate a...

/ December 7, 2016
Harriet Hall

Announcement: Harriet Hall will not be posting today, and here’s why

I have bad news to announce to our readers. While traveling in Australia, SBM stalwart and founding editor Harriet Hall suffered a fall and significant injury. Australian skeptic and friend of the blog Eren Segev has the news, and this...

/ December 6, 2016
What is it with causes like alternative medicine and getting naked except for body paint?

A Rolling Stone gathers no science-based medicine—but does gather a lot of quackery

Old fart that I am, I’ve been a fan of The Rolling Stones since the mid-1970s, when I was in junior high school. Over the years, I’ve accumulated pretty close to all of their studio albums—and even bought multiple remastered...

/ December 5, 2016
Vegan Betrayal

Betraying the Science on Vegan Nutrition

Ed. Note: After the prolonged comment thread in Harriet Hall’s review of this book in July, given the controversy, we were willing to consider a guest post offering another perspective. In this case, the perspective is very similar to Harriet’s,...

/ December 3, 2016
A young child opening a CAMCrate for Kids! box, hoping for relief from her Childhood-Onset Qi Deficiency (COQD)

Cleveland Clinic Subscription Box Service Introduces Integrative Medicine to Curious Consumers

Cleveland, OH- Cleveland native Kelly Anderson is looking forward to the end of the month like a young child anxiously awaiting Christmas morning. That’s because on a day between the 20th and the 28th of December, she will receive the...

/ December 2, 2016
Emergency Room sign

Drug therapy is still sending too many people to the emergency department

Prescription drugs continue to send thousands to the emergency room every year. Many of these adverse drug events are predictable and avoidable.

/ December 1, 2016
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Add-on Services for IVF – The Evidence

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the only option for many couples who want to have their own genetic child. This is an expensive procedure – it can cost up to $20,000 per attempt, with about a 40% success rate overall....

/ November 30, 2016