Category: Commentary

Update on Dr. AI

Studies have found large language model AIs to have impressive medical knowledge, but they are not quite there yet.

/ August 23, 2023

Madonna !?!

Remembering the old days of Madonna, courting, and naloxone use.

/ July 18, 2023

Courage

If I were King of the Vaccines. Some thoughts on influenza vaccine, hospitalization, death and courage.

/ June 20, 2023

Why Scientific Plausibility Matters

Why plausibility must play a central role in scientific medicine.

/ May 31, 2023
Alternative medicine scams

An SBM Advocate Goes To Washington

An update on the strategies and deceptions used by the CAM movement to promote their treatments.

/ April 5, 2023

Tightening Gene Editing Rules for Humans

Gene-editing regulations are again in the news. We need to take a thoughtful approach.

/ March 8, 2023

ChatGPT as a Medical Expert System

Will ChatGPT and applications like it transform medicine? If we want it to.

/ February 1, 2023

15 Years of SBM

A look back at a decade and a half of SBM.

/ December 21, 2022

The Effect and Future of Telehealth

The rapid adoption of telehealth caused by the pandemic has turned out to be a very positive thing.

/ December 7, 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