Category Archives: Medicine

Dr. Oz gets a proper vetting by some Columbia P and S faculty

I was once an intern in the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons system.

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Placebo effect, research to indentify the suggestible

The issue should not be about the genomic marker for placebo vulnerable–such a gene would be extremely hard to identify since placebo inclined is not well defined. Why do these people always say stupid things.

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Senate plays along–kick the can

The Sustainable Growth Rate physician pay adjustments (SGR), after being “ignored” for many years, now is removed as an irritant with bipartisan support–everything is ok now and the can gets kicked down the road but Congress avoids a physician protest.

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Medical suicide/euthanasia in CA–no surprise

Assisted suicide has been available in Europe and Oregon for a while, being discussed in CA.

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Story of a pioneering female physician

Dr. Jacobi was exemplary now, wasn’t she?
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Neuroscience claims a breakthrough

Why would I be skeptical about this claim to identify autism on functional MRI?

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More on the Medicare physican pay craziness

Richard Amerling MD is a nephrologist/internist and a very insightful man on the doomed strategy of price controls and fee freezes.

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