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Well, beta blockers also prevent sudden death...I agree that the terminology is imprecise.
Trying to discuss what heart failure is gets very difficult because it is not a disease, it is a syndrome...A critical point, often missed.... more »
State medical board have a long history of protecting doctors rather than the public.  
Meh.  This whole worship of "anti-oxidants" is evidence-free, and some rather famous studies have show that carotenoids may increase the... more »
Thanks, Amy. This is a terrific piece, and I appreciate the generosity in sharing your struggle and your ideas for other writers.
Lovely piece, Maryn
The comments on ethics are particularly important.  As someone who has be blogging about medicine for a number of years (a small number,... more »
a dream that is continually out of reach.Really?  See, there really is a right and a wrong, a "black hat" and a "white hat" as you say.... more »
Good resources, thanks.  It would be nice to see the press covering this now, and in detail, given the amount of coverage given over to the... more »

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With the addictive combination of ingredients in the recently approved prescription cold... more »
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Many years ago I was a kid on a wilderness canoe trip, on a beautiful isolated lake in northern... more »
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I've been criticized in the past for focusing on criticism of bad health reporting, rather than... more »
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Posted by PalMD | Friday, 2010-10-29, 11:15
Well, beta blockers also prevent sudden death...I agree that the terminology is imprecise.
Posted by PalMD | Thursday, 2010-10-28, 17:10
Trying to discuss what heart failure is gets very difficult because it is not a disease, it is a...
Posted by PalMD | Thursday, 2010-10-21, 11:39
State medical board have a long history of protecting doctors rather than the public.