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Points of Interest 11/24/2014

The Menace Of Quack DoctorsPolitical Hack, Medical Quack  J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Nov;62(11):2221-2. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13090.Acupuncture Causing Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus Spondylodiscitis Resulting in Bacteremia and Bacteriuria.. And they are so good at sterile technique.Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 Oct 28. pii: 1534735414555808. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by Breast Cancer Patients at Time of Surgery Which Increases the Potential for Excessive Bleeding. -HOW NIGERIA'S ANTI-POLIO STRATEGY HELPED IT WIPE OUT EBOLACholestatic hepatitis from prolonged kratom use: A case reportAn audiometric study of the effects of paraspinal stimulation on hearing acuity in human subjects – understanding the Harvey Lillard phenomenon.Papuan Anthill for Cancer Treatment "Cancer and Tumor which can be cured with the ants nest is breast cancer, brain cancer, liver cancer, nasal cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, uterine cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and leukemia, except for cancers of oral cavity and the throat."
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Points of Interest 11/20/2014

JRSM Open. 2014 Nov 4;5(11):2054270414551659. eCollection 2014. Hypochondriacal attitudes and beliefs, attitudes towards complementary and alternative medicine and modern health worries predict patient satisfaction.J Med Life. 2014 Sep 15;7(3):381-386. Epub 2014 Sep 25. Secret Lanthanides.Self-chiropractic screening "Have you ever thought how do I know if I need a chiropractor? How can you tell if you should even consult one?" Simple answer: you never do.'Homeopathy CAN cure Ebola': Doctors attack 'armchair intellectuals' at World Health Organisation who refuse to let them treat deadly virus with snake venom remedy. Seriously delusional.Vaccine court complete story: Compensation system largely broken, AP findsAn Illustration Advocating Science-Based MedicineAcupuncture clinic closed for improper 'infection prevention' standards
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Points of Interest 11/18/2014

Pain. 2014 Apr;155(4):666-73. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.11.021. Epub 2013 Dec 6. Seeing facial expressions enhances placebo analgesia.Emotional modulation of placebo analgesiaJuiced frog fad may be the death of this strange species. "An endangered amphibian, the world’s largest fully aquatic frog, is being used in Peru for quackery. It looks like a stupid human fad may be the end of it."A Resurrected Vaccine Fear Puts Kenyan Infants At Risk
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Tetanus Scare

I have had one patient with tetanus in my career: it was an elderly female who never had the tetanus vaccine as a child and developed tetanus from a wound.

It was awful for her, even with modern medicine, with every muscle in her body contracting. Tetanus remains rare in the US thanks to the vaccine, but it still kills thousands a year in a most unpleasant manner.

Making the rounds on the internet is the nonsense story that the UN tetanus vaccine contains HCG, human chorionic gonadotropin. Normally HCG is a hormone that helps maintain the uterine lining for the fetus.

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Guest — Garrett
I expect it to become the next big thing with the anti-vac crowd.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 05:47
Guest — Garrett
I expect it to become the next big thing with the anti-vac crowd.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 05:47
Riley Williams II
This is ridiculous. That is about the sum of it.Regarding the quote concerning "The Kenya Catholic Doctors Association: Fellowship... Read More
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 19:37
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Safer than Driving to the Doctor

I am 31 years out of medical school. In my internal medicine and infectious disease training there was little emphasis on vaccines.

In part this was due to the nature of internal medicine education, which concerns the diagnosis and treatment of adults.  Vaccines were in the domain of pediatricians. 

 It was perhaps in part as the triumph by vaccines over the worst diseases of childhood. The attitude was that infectious diseases were heading towards extinction, in part due to the somewhat infamous proclamation of Dr. Petersdorf in Whither infectious diseases? Memories, manpower, and money, and the opinion of the Surgeon General that

It is time to close the book on infectious diseases, and declare the war against pestilence won,

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Not always so great

I like to refer to Portland (Oregon, not Maine) and its environs is the great Pacific NW. Seattle, of course, is excluded in that designation. Just need to be clear. Over the years Oregon has been a leader in environmental issues and great beer, two of the many reasons I like to live here.

Unfortunately, Oregon is also at the top of the list for unvaccinated Kindergartners. It is a sobering graphic with more than 6% of Oregonian exempt from vaccine for non-medical reasons. You can see what the rates are for your state and gloat accordingly.

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