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Yes, Virginia, unlike CAM, science-based medicine does change based on science

“Alternative medicine,” so-called “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM), or, as it’s become fashionable to call it, “integrative medicine” is a set of medical practices that are far more based on belief than science. As my good bud and collaborator Mark Crislip so pointedly reminded us last week, CAM is far more akin to religion than […]

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Subjecting children to enema “detoxification”

Even though I’ve been at this skeptical blogging thing, particularly about “alternative” medicine, so long (eight years now) that I think I’ve seen it all, that nothing the quacks do can shock me any more. It’s a foolish hubris, I admit, but, I hope, an understandable one after over eight years of blogging multiple times […]

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The joy of Christmas, take 4: Scared for Santa

Continued from Christmas last year… Well, if I were Santa, I’d be scared too if this guy sat on my lap: You didn’t think Christmas could pass without our old friend making an appearance, did you? Yes, our blog mascot can be a bit scary at times to those who have not met him before, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Continuing the theme from yesterday one last time this week and bringing our long disused blog mascot front and center, I wish all my readers a happy Thanksgiving!

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Be afraid, be very afraid…

…EneMan thinks he’s “too sexy”: Unfortunately, someone else is claiming EneMan as her mascot: We can’t have that. Remember, EneMan has been this blogs mascot since December 2004. Maybe he’s getting restless because he hasn’t been featured very often the last couple of years. I wonder if I should remedy that…