Category Archives: Medicine

Retesting fight in medicine. Maintenance of Certification

Many, many years ago, when I was in the House of Delegates of the Texas Medical Association, I objected to the proposed increase in testing and assessments that medical leaders were pushing.

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It’s 2015…Let the ARRA/Obamacare EHR Penalties Begin!

A few weeks ago, I had an appointment with my dermatologist–an old school guy, well-loved by his patients. He’s straightforward, no-nonsense, and has long office hours. You know the type: The one you hope will never retire. As I was led to the examining room, I noticed something not too common these days–shelf after shelf of medical records in manila folders. When the doc came into the room, I commented that he did not appear to be an early adapter of electronic health records (EHRs). He replied that it was definitely worth the Medicare reimbursement penalty (starting in 2015) to not be involved with them.

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Continued hand wringing about duodenoscopes

These complex medical endoscopes to do things beyond the stomach are hard to clean.
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Charles Battig, engineer, physician, discusses air pollution junk science.

Nice work, thorough.

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The problem of useless eaters and undesirables

Leo Alexander was a psychiatrist investigator for the Nuremberg Tribunal and he investigated the misconduct of Nazi physicians and the killing machine they managed before and during the war but also the human experimentation programs that killed and maimed human subjects.

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To delay vaccines–problem

The anti vax movement has created quite a stir, and a lot of it is the problem some have with shots. Delaying vaccinations can also increase some risks.

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More on coordinating the effort to fight EPA on air pollution claims

The magnitude of work that has appeared here at JunkScience on junk toxicology, epidemiology, and junk science EPA claims on human effects of small particle and ozone air pollution is easily gigabytes.

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