Science-based medicine is more than a blog. It is a non-profit endeavor to promote the best quality science in all of health care, and to explore the complex issues regarding the optimal scientific basis for making health care decisions. The authors and editors are all volunteers who care deeply about the health of our patients, of society, and of everyone.

To help us promote SBM, to provide the best analysis and information possible to the public, to promote effective regulations, and to fight against the peddlers of false hope and bad ideas, we need your support.

That is why we have created a patreon page for SBM.

Please consider becoming a patron to help us keep this website ad-free, and to expand our efforts to promote SBM. Take a look at our goals, and feel free to make suggestions. Patrons at all levels will also gain access to the SBM Discord server (when you join you will get instructions for how to join Discord if you are not already a user). This will help us further develop the SBM community.

Even though we are facing off against many mutli-billion dollar industries who would rather not have a population of well-informed critical thinking health care consumers, I am excited to see what we can accomplish together.

Thank you.

Steven Novella

and the rest of the SBM Team


Posted by Steven Novella

Founder and currently Executive Editor of Science-Based Medicine Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, and the author of the NeuroLogicaBlog, a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.