Monthly Archives: November 2011

Burzynski Clinic…meet the Streisand Effect

Today I’d like to introduce you to a quack, a charlatan, and an all-around no goodnik taking immense quantities of money from desperate families: Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. This guy lures people with devastating cancer diagnoses to his Texas clinic, gives … Continue reading

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Would you care for some panic and social anxiety with a soupcon of depression?

It’s funny…I thought I had already written a post talking about my mental illness but it turns out I hadn’t. I’ve touched on my issues a bit (talking about being an ambivert, for example), but I’ve never really done a … Continue reading

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Donating your body (or your child’s) to science

Most of us get through the day because we believe that nothing horrible is going to happen to us or our loved ones. But despite that, we need to make out wills (::coughaviweneedtotalkcough::) and we need to be signed up … Continue reading

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A reminder that being a doctor is difficult

I’m leaving for my GP’s office in a few minutes for a same-day appointment. When I show up, I will present with a group of symptoms that could be any of a dozen different things: fever, sweats/chills, sore throat, aches … Continue reading

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Not just pox parties, but pox through the post

Just when I think the anti-vaccine crowd has plumbed the depths of idiocy, I learn about something that’s so awful that I can only boggle at their abilities. We’re all familiar, I’m sure, with the idea of “pox parties”, where … Continue reading

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