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Points of Interest 01/06/2017

The Most Honest Man in Medicine? Dr. Joseph Mercola reigns over a long-running "natural health" website and e-commerce empire. He wants to save people from pharmaceutical profiteers, toxic chemicals, and greedy doctors. But former colleagues and medical experts say he's more dangerous than the supposed threats he preaches about. What can the anti-v...
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JAN
03

Points of Interest 01/02/2017

Falling apart in all the right places Medicare Overpayments To Chiropractors Are Widespread Trump's reckless linkage of vaccines and autism
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/28/2016

Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016;2016:6453657. doi: 10.1155/2016/6453657. Epub 2016 Nov 27. The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Is Associated with Reduced Health-Related Quality of Life. Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2016 Researcher Says Texas Is Ripe for a Measles Outbreak
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/21/2016

Can Acupuncture Improve Sleep for Breast Cancer Survivors with Hot Flashes? New Study Says Yes . Dumb statement of the week: "A course of acupuncture treatment — six to ten sessions — may stabilize the body's ability to regulate its temperature." From Sloan Kettering Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (17ACUP10). "This c...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/20/2016

Geriatric Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) Market driven by Rising Aging Population Anti-Vax Movement To Blame For Quadrupling Of Mumps Cases This Year Fake News Epidemic Started With Alternative Health News Sites Vampire therapy: Can blood from the young fight aging? Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:7482587. Epub 2016 Nov...
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DEC
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Points of Interest . 12/17/2016

Cancer cure in our queen of fruits . Irresponsible journalism at its "finest". Alternative medicine deserves skeptical treatment Romania Measles Outbreak Grows, Officials Lower Age To Give Vaccine . 71,923 Romainians visited the US in 2014. Measles is a plane flight away. Clin Rehabil. 2016 Mar;30(3):247-58. doi: 10.1177/0269215515578699. Epub 2015...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/16/2016

Chiropractors furious at Melbourne clinic screening of anti-vaccination film Vaxxed . "A chiropractic clinic in Melbourne has hosted a screening of the anti-vaccination film Vaxxed​, infuriating chiropractors who say a minority of "rogue" practitioners is bringing their profession into disrepute." Cops fail to keep a check on quack menace in city ....
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/14/2016

Skepticism of Alternative Medicine Lingers . A lack of scientific evidence keeps some in the field wary."There are always going to be some physicians who are more open and flexible, and then there are going to be others who are more resistant." You mean open and flexible to science and medicine and resistant to fantasy? Somehow I think not. Consume...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/12/2016

Are Chiropractors Backing The Anti-Vaccine Movement? . "Today Andrew Wakefield was a keynote speaker at the International Chiropractors Association's Annual Conference on Chiropractics and Pediatrics in Maui, Hawaii." Anti-vaccine bogans create a whooping cough 'hotbed' on Gold Coast . Bogan ? is a derogatory Australian and New Zealand slang word u...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/08/2016

Mr. Trump: Don't become the first anti-vaccine president Tory MP: Traditional Chinese medicine can treat cancer and HIV . Just not successfully.
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/07/2016

An outbreak of mumps? Blame the anti-vaxxers J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Jul 20;23(1):35-45. eCollection 2016. Chiropractic Identity: A Neurological, Professional, and Political Assessment. . " have shown increasing commitments to research." J Chiropr Humanit. 2016 Sep 3;23(1):68-76. eCollection 2016. Toxins, Toxicity, and Endotoxemia : A Historical an...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/05/2016

Telling People What They Want To Hear Alt-Med And Donald Trump When should you see an integrative medicine specialist? Might I suggest never? Texas Doc: Anti-Vaxxers Risk 'Measles Time Bombs' in 2018
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DEC
04

Disgraced former physician Andrew Wakefield is keynote speaker at upcoming chiropractic "pediatrics" conference

Disgraced former British physician and anti-vaccination crank Andrew Wakefield will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming International Chiropractors Association (ICA) Annual Conference on Chiropractic Pediatrics , December 9-11 (at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, in Maui, no less), put on  by the ICA's Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. The topic...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/03/2016

Children's Mercy doctor uses acupuncture in addition to standard medicine to treat young headache patients ."She used to think that acupuncture simply harnessed the power of placebo, but not anymore. "As a physician, I actually don't have a great explanation for how it works, but I can't deny what I see," she said." Chiropractic and Spinal Manipula...
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DEC
01

Points of Interest 11/30/2016

The New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines on Acupuncture: Wrong on Evidence, Wrong on Ethics . "The United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published an update to its guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain that removes acupuncture as a recommended treatment....
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Points of Interest 11/29/2016

poi 11.29.16 Have A Migraine? Get A Back Rub - Skip The Chiropractor.  It is all placebo. Trump met with prominent anti-vaccine activists during campaign Stopping the Spread of Japan's Antivaccine Panic . "Japanese women's health is increasingly at risk as public-health policy is driven by conspiracy theories, misguided political interference ...
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NOV
14

Same tired anti-vaxer tropes successful before Virginia Commission studying repeal of religious exemption

Current Virginia law allows medical and religious exemptions to school immunization requirements. The Virginia General Assembly's Joint Commission on Health Care r ecommended making no changes to that law at its meeting this past Wednesday after hearing a good deal of misinformation about vaccines, including a presentation from the grande dame of t...
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NOV
13

Points of Interest 11/12/2016

A massive nonprofit rejected a bunch of donated vaccines from Pfizer — and now the drug giant is offering them at a lower price Parents are insisting on doctors who insist on vaccinations Chiropractic Adjustment Video Is Getting Loads Of Attention, And We Can't Figure Out Why . I have noted that manipulation demonstrations are almost always done on...
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NOV
12

Points of Interest 11/11/2016

Pennsylvania Governor Signs Naturopathic Medicine Bill Homeopathic doctor said what? Medical board levels charges against "Be Well Associates" physician Measles: Thank WHO, Big Pharma For Saving 20 Million Lives Since 2000
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NOV
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Points of Interest 11/09/2016

Trumpism and the Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health . A fine whine. Are flu shots effective? Your genetics determine how the immune system responds
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