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


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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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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

While Consuming Homeopathy Medicines Take Care Of These 7 Basic Things, Or Results Won't Be Effective. "Do not put the medicine balls on your palm. The spirit in them vaporizes, and this renders the medicines ineffective."AIDS body rubbishes govt. hospital's claim on HIV cure. "A government-run homeopathy hospital in Hyderabad has been treating ove...
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Points of Interest 02/04/2017

FDA Finds Poison In Homeopathic Teething RemediesClin Med (Lond). 2017 Feb;17(1):43-45. doi: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-1-43. Liquorice-induced apparent mineralocorticoid excess presenting in the emergency department.. "A 65-year-old woman with a background of myalgic encephalitis, who was taking alternative medicines and dietary supplements, presente...
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Points of Interest 02/03/2017

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Points of Interest 02/02/2017

Is Red Yeast Rice A Safe Alternative To Prescription Cholesterol Medicine?Fake News Occurs In Politics And PoisonEur Respir Rev. 2017 Jan 31;26(143). pii: 160092. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0092-2016. Print 2017 Jan. A systematic review and meta-analysis of complementary and alternative medicine in asthma."…there was limited evidence on the effectivenes...
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Points of Interest 02/01/2017

Eating the placenta after childbirth -- researchers explore perceptions of health benefits and risksEditorial: The misadventures of anti-vaccine lawmakersAcupuncture Antitrust Suit Goes Forward In North Carolina. Physical therapists suing for the right to practice pseudo-science.Outcomes After High-Concentration Peroxide Ingestions. "Symptomatic hi...
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Points of Interest 01/31/2017

Saudi Arabia bans training on Reiki therapyVaccine advocates scramble to mobilize against threats to public healthEvid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2017;2017:5869315. doi: 10.1155/2017/5869315. Epub 2017 Jan 4. The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review. "The quality of half of the studies included is low, and ...
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Points of Interest 01/30/2017

Dishing the dirt on detox.Science Under Threat11 Biggest Epidemics in Human HistoryRomania: Anti-vaxxer movement results in huge measles surge in 2016. "Romania saw 15 measles cases in 2015. Since 2016, this number has blown-up to 2,165, including 13 fatalities."FDA confirms toxicity of homeopathic baby products; Maker refuses to recall. "The Natio...
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Points of Interest 01/28/2017

J Pharmacopuncture. 2016 Dec;19(4):319-328. doi: 10.3831/KPI.2016.19.033. Embryonic Zebrafish Model - A Well-Established Method for Rapidly Assessing the Toxicity of Homeopathic Drugs: - Toxicity Evaluation of Homeopathic Drugs Using Zebrafish Embryo Model. "Our findings clearly demonstrate that no toxic effects were observed for these three homeop...
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Points of Interest 01/27/2017

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Points of Interest 01/26/2017

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Not Even Wrong: Chiropractic and Bedwetting

The Joint Chiropractic has an article called Childhood Bed-wetting: Could Chiropractic Be the Answer?Betteridge's law rules again: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."The understanding by chiropractic as to the pathophysiology of bedwetting? There's a bit of an explanation for why it happens, so bear with...
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Points of Interest 01/25/2017

SB277 RICO lawsuit – Bad arguments and conspiracy theories rejected. Another lawsuit attacking California law eliminating non-medical vaccine exemptions fails.Chin J Integr Med. 2017 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s11655-016-2750-4. Recommendations for acupuncture in clinical practice guidelines of the National Guideline Clearinghouse. "In the National Guide...
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Alternative Facts are so yesterday. We need Integrative Facts

I thought I had a solution to all the hassles of medicine. Don't want to go with standard treatments as they are too expensive or inconvenient? Use alternative facts. Here is some oral PCN VK for your MRSA endocarditis. Infection rates up and we have to report it to the feds? Use alternative facts and say the rates are zero. Don't know the right an...
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Points of Interest 01/24/2017

​Homeopathy medicine, liquor mix sold to victims. "Investigation into the recent hooch tragedy that claimed six lives has revealed that the the prime suspect, Sheela, had mixed homeopathy medicine in the liquor mix she sold to the victims, "Lies, Damned Lies, and Amazing New Euphemisms for Lying. "The term alternative medicine arose in 1974 to desc...
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Points of Interest 01/22/2017

The World's Top Hospitals Have Been Enabling Quack Medicine From the Cleveland Clinic to top university hospitals such as Harvard, an eagerness to cash in on the alternative medicine bonanza has encouraged the rejection of real science.The healing power of Tong Ren. THE goofiest form on acupuncture when you hit a doll with a magnetic hammer. Sponso...
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