Mark Crislip aka sbmsdictator.  The 'nym is an attempt at ironic humor. Not everyone sees it as such.


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Points of Interest 02/24/2017

Acupuncture clinic fails to prove point before COA. "An employee at an Indiana acupuncture and yoga facility who was repeated screamed at by the owner had good cause for quitting and is thus entitled to unemployment benefits, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Friday."Alt-Medicine Schools Challenge Their Failing Grades. "…challenging a Departmen...
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Points of Interest 02/23/2017

Do you know what's in the herbal medicine you're taking?'Anti-vaccine' teacher found guilty of professional misconductRise in mumps outbreaks prompts U.S. officials to weigh third vaccine doseDeepak Chopra explains recent study that may revolutionize medicineVitamin IVs promise to erase jet lag and clear your mind. Where's the evidence?FTC cracks d...
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Points of Interest 02/22/2017

Wichita chiropractor takes flak for 'lip-stick' menstrual productUA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M giftCongressional Leaders Just Took a Stand Against Anti-VaxxersGwyneth Paltrow And GOOP Give Dangerous Info On Iodine. Their Expert Gets His Info From A Ghost.Majority of pharmacists stock cms including homeopathic itemsMan Ther. 2016 F...
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Points of Interest 02/21/2017

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Points of Interest 02/20/2017

Here's What Happens When You Swallow a LeechHomeopaths are keeping Andrew Wakefield's 'anti-vax' fantasies aliveAcupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study. And Captain notes: But lack of full blinding a major trial limitationA Male Chiropractor Wants Women To Use Controversial Methods To Contain Menstrual Flow. When did stupid become Con...
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Points of Interest 02/19/2017

Holistic healers to get state approvalBMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Feb 17;17(1):116. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1613-7. An interpretive review of consensus statements on clinical guideline development and their application in the field of traditional and complementary medicine. "Despite … an emerging scientific evidence-base for traditional and com...
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Points of Interest 02/18/2017

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Points of Interest 02/17/2017

Homeopathy for Allergic Rhinitis: A Systematic Review. "The low or uncertain overall quality of the evidence warrants caution in drawing firm conclusions about intervention effects. Use of either Galphimia glauca or a homeopathic nasal spray may have small beneficial effects on the nasal and ocular symptoms of AR. The efficacy of isopathic treatmen...
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Points of Interest 02/16/2017

5 things people believe despite compelling evidence to the contraryDisgraced anti‑MMR vaccine doctor Andrew Wakefield gets invitation to university in LondonBurzynski ruling is in: Stan saddled with a overseerWest J Nurs Res. 2015 Dec;37(12):1517-30. doi: 10.1177/0193945914548707. Epub 2014 Sep 1. Acupoint Stimulation on Weight Reduction for Obesit...
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Points of Interest 02/15/2016

Sydney chiropractor Hance Limboro fined $27,500 for cancer cure advertisementsSpinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work?Robert De Niro and RFK Jr. have joined forces to push vaccine nonsense350 medical and patient groups write to Trump: 'Vaccines are safe'I was skeptical that the anti-vaccine movement was gaining traction. Not anymor...
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Points of Interest 02/14/2016

Can an Integrative Health and Wellness Strategy Lead Colorado to Become the Nation's Healthiest State?. Unlikely.Time for complementary medicines to show proofWhen Anti-Vaxxers 'Win,' Kids With Autism Lose -- & That's HeartbreakingMedicinal marijuana users skeptical of product safety after recalls for banned pesticidesJ Affect Disord. 2017 Feb ...
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Points of Interest 02/13/2017

California Chiropractic Association launches "Share the Love". To highlight the benefits, safety and efficacy of chiropractic care, especially as the opioid epidemic continues to climb.Unproven alternative medicines recommended by third of Australian pharmacists. "Choice survey finds therapies with little to no evidence of their benefits, including...
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Points of Interest 02/12/2017

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Points of Interest 02/11/2017

Consumers are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on vitamins that may be harmfulThe Cochrane Library Acupuncture for acute hordeolum. "The certainty of the evidence was low to very low mainly due to small sample sizes, inadequate allocation concealment, lack of masking of the outcome assessors, inadequate or unclear randomization method, and a...
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Points of Interest 02/09/2017

10 Health Benefits of Shilajit: Alternative Medicine Remedies For Anti-Aging, Healing, Cognitive Strength, More. Shilajit looks to be Himalayan compost?Modern Acupuncture™ Opens First Location In ScottsdaleLondon woman releases images of bump after tumour removal. Treating with herbal medicines, acupuncture and exercises allowed fibroid to grow to ...
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Debasing the concept of Hero

I was in the Physicians lounge (it sounds impressive. It isn't. A couch & two chairs that predate me, a TV and a pair of computers) checking my schedule for the day and while I waited for the EMR to boot (the new sign of infinity is the Windows hourglass, supplanting the old 8 on its side) I looked up at the Physicians Weekly on the wall.The Ph...
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Points of Interest 02/08/2017

A NEW DOC IN TOWN. "Dr. Pais is a Naturopathic Doctor – which means he has gone through an equally rigorous medical training as a regular MD, or Medical Doctor."  Um, no.

Sorry, alternative health people: feeling better after a therapy is no proof it works

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

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What does DC, ND and ABIHM have in common?

You might remember a few weeks back the brouhaha over the antivaccine screed by the Cleveland Clinic's Daniel Neides, M.D., medical director and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Dr Neides is part of the staff the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine staff, purveyors of a wide variety of...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

Experts warn against supplements for brain functionContaminated medical marijuana believed to have killed cancer patientIs Homeopathy Pseudoscience? Top Russian Science Body Thinks So Homeopathy sells dangerous lies to patientsWhy Can't Doctors Just Give Up on Vaccine Deniers?Cell Physiol Biochem. 2016;39(6):2331-2340. Epub 2016 Nov 11. Comparing t...
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Points of Interest 02/06/2017

Herbal medicines can have dangerous side effects, research reveals They can cause kidney or liver damage, and are sometimes adulterated with steroids, pesticides, antibiotics or harmful metals.How herbal medicines could actually make you sickerFuror in China After Wikipedia Calls Acupuncture "Pseudoscience"Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jan;23(1):46-...
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