Antivaccine nonsense Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Naturopathy Politics Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking

Now that’s what I’m talking about! A state medical board appears poised to act

Many are the times that I’ve discussed the issue of quack doctors. I’m not just referring to naturopaths, whose abbreviation ND stands to me for “not a doctor.” In fact, I’m referring to actual, real physicians, doctors with an “MD” or “DO” after their names, doctors who have graduated from reputable medical schools, completed residencies […]

Antivaccine nonsense Bioethics Complementary and alternative medicine Homeopathy Medicine Quackery Science Skepticism/critical thinking

An antivaccine family practitioner announces his intent to commit malpractice, later deletes his antivaccine manifesto

One major thing that differentiated science-based medicine (SBM) from alternative medicine and quackery is that in SBM there is a generally accepted standard of care. This was even the case back in the days before the proliferation of evidence-based guidelines, in which professional societies and expert panels try their best to synthesize what is often […]