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January 1 – 5 out of 10 of my resolutions were “kept”. You guess which ones.
January 15 – 6 reasons why patients are
non-compliant , excuse me, “non-adherent”- the new PC term, with their medications.
February 1 – incidence of sudden death while watching the Super Bowl (Patriot fans probably don’t have to worry about that THIS year.)
February 15 – some myths revealed about cholesterol in your diet, global warming, measles vaccination rates, herbal supplements, and Dr. Oz, vendor of snake oil(s).
March 1 – 8 new causes of death caused by cigarette smoking added to the previously identified 12; a total of 20.
April 1 – Athena Health purchases MySpace which raises more concerns about privacy of health care data (April Fools edition).
April 15 – what does a “board certified physician” mean, and what does it have to do with Presidential candidates (Rand Paul)?
May 1 – physicians’ prognoses are often too optimistic for the same reasons patients’ are.
May 15 – E-cigarettes open new avenues for adolescent use of marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids (“bath salts”).
June 1 – annual review of sunscreens and bug repellents plus less universities providing student access to tanning booths.
June 15 – new forensic techniques of identifying individuals by bacterial, viral, and DNA “fingerprints”.
July 1 – 6 positive access outcomes and 4 positive health care delivery outcomes of Obamacare at 5 years of age.
July 15 – dangers of synthetic cannabinoids (attn: Chandler Jones?) and the minimal (“pending”) review of sunscreens by FDA.
August 1 – two websites with the best “symptom diagnosis” track record for helpfulness, and the one that is the worst.
August 15 – [ family vacation in a lighthouse without electricity or running water]
September 1 – why new drugs cost so much, no “gay gene” identified yet, and the myths of low testosterone, chronic Lyme, and 8 glasses of water a day.
September 15 – The health benefits of our “microbiome” and the “microbiome” of the New York City subway.
October 1 – the misleading, untruthful attacks on Planned Parenthood.
October 15 – the scope and magnitude of adverse effects of dietary supplements.
November 1 – transgender, transsexual, transvestite, and hermaphrodite, oh my!
December 1 – changing advice about what NOT to eat during the holidays.
December 15 – the benefits of research using fetal tissue, short history of political attacks on Planned Parenthood, and why if you are NOT fat and live a long life you should thank your parents.
HAPPY NEW YEAR