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NOV
30

How can you tell if a Naturopath is promulgating gibberish?

The answer is similar to the old saw, how can you tell if 'x' is lying? Their lips are moving.In Oregon ND's can be primary care physicians. Given the ND education and training, this is little short of making the minimum requirement for patient care the possession of  a Doctor Play Set. Our ND Play Set is filled to the brim with all ...
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NOV
27

Dubious lab tests get reprieve after FDA backs off regulatory plan

The FDA's recent announcement that it would halt efforts to effectively regulate laboratory-developed tests no doubt caused a sigh of relief among practitioners of pseudoscience, for whom such tests offer a gateway to fabricated diagnoses and quack treatments.Laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) are designed, manufactured, and performed by a single CL...
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NOV
20

Kaiser Health News: Asking Del Bigtree's opinion on vaccination policy is not "good journalism"

​What are Del Bigtree and his widely-discredited "documentary," VAXXED, doing lurking in a Kaiser Health News (KHN) report on public health worries about falling Texas immunization rates? (For more criticism of VAXXED, see here, here, here, here, and here.) Did the reporter want to point out the Bigtree's misrepresentations about vaccinat...
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NOV
18

Patients Protected from Naturopaths from a Unexpected Source: Insurance Companies

As was noted todayComparing the education that physicians and naturopaths obtain in order to prepare for their professions reveals a large difference between the two. Although both schools have a four year program - the similarities end there. And that is education for a degree.Of course, as has been discussed at length at Science-Based Medicine an...
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NOV
16

What is good for the drake isn't good for the hen.

A physician in California, Dan Orville Harper, MD, has been charged with negligence, gross negligence, and unprofessional conduct by the Medical Board of California.For what?For practicing homeopathy, energy therapy, ozone therapy, and craniosacral therapyWe call that Naturopathy and those pseudo-medicines are part of the basis of their edjuma...
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