May 24 2015

Dr. Oz Is Largely Bulletproof When It Comes To Malpractice

Dr. Mehmet Oz is a New York-based surgeon and television personality.  He brings the complexities of medicine to the people, on shows like “Oprah,” where he tends to preach about products and processes that are modern and “natural.”  He is unconstrained by the boundaries of traditional medicine. Some would say he is unmoored from them. […]

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Nov 20 2014

“Health Insurance” Not Necessarily Good For Patients’ Health

According to the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor must first do no harm.  But the influence of health insurance companies on modern doctors raises the question of exactly who doctors are bent on not harming: their patients, or their corporate benefactors.  This subject was the topic of a recent, disturbing op-ed piece in the NY Times, […]

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Jul 15 2013

The E-Cigarette “Revolution”: More Than We Bargained For?

Electronic cigarettes, known as “e-cigarettes,” are all over the news.  Some laud their use in helping long-time smokers quit. Others, particularly in the healthcare community, urge consumers to be aware that despite the claimed benefits of using e-cigarettes, they still harm the lungs of users. However, as the article notes, “[t]he medical profession and scientists […]

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