Archives 2008

2008
Aug
14
How to lower the C-section rate: step 1, look in the mirror
“Everyone agrees that the cesarean section rate in the US is too high. Critics claim ...”
18
"The mother is the factory"
“Who said: "the mother is the factory, and by education and care she can be ...”
31
Was Gardasil overhyped?
“The New York Times carried an article in the August 29, 2008 edition asking if ...”
Sep
07
Are C-section mothers less responsive to their babies' cry
“You may have read recently about the widely publicized study by Swain and colleagues claiming ...”
09
17
Breastfeeding and the cult of total motherhood
“I am a passionate advocate of breastfeeding and breastfed my four children. Nonetheless, I am ...”
20
Paying doctors for performance
“There's a new wrinkle in the healthcare debate. It's called "paying doctors for performance" commonly ...”
Oct
01
All natural Cheetos
“Sometimes, the most mundane practices can give us insight into our deepest beliefs. Such is ...”
07
Never events: Medicare won't pay, but you will
“Medicare, like all health insurers, is constantly looking for way to avoid paying for medical ...”
08
Cutting HIV by cutting
“Yesterday’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) included an important new study on the ...”
09
"Evidence based maternity care" is not evidence based
“The Childbirth Connection is an advocacy organization for the "natural" childbirth industry. In an ongoing ...”
18
Is there a duty to die?
“Baroness Warnock, a leading British medical ethicist, has publicly asked a question that many people, ...”
22
Why does childbirth hurt?
“What if pain in childbirth is an unnecessary remnant from human evolution? Natural childbirth advocates ...”
Nov
04
Sex on television makes teens pregnant
“The front page of today’s Washington Post blares a new and troubling finding, Teen Pregnancies ...”
05
Supreme irony: doctors join patients in praise of lawsuits
“Lost in the excitement about the impending election, an important alliance has been getting short ...”
11
Vitamins fail ... again
“Add cardiovascular disease to the long list of diseases and conditions for which vitamins have ...”
14
17
An ounce of prevention is worth ... only an ounce of cure
“The conventional wisdom about healthcare costs is that preventive medicine saves money. Indeed, during the ...”
20
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Can breast cancer simply disappear?
“A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine has been getting a lot of ...”
Dec

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