OCT
07

Points of Interest 10/06/2016

J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Oct 5.  Effectiveness of Ayurvedic Massage (Sahacharadi Taila) in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial . Pseudo-medicines improve subjective but not objective outcomes " While beneficial effects on pain-related bothersomeness and psychological well-being were also apparent, the Ayurve...
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OCT
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SfSBM @ NECSS 2016

​ In April, SfSBM made its debut at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) in New York City. We're happy to announce we've been invited back for another day of presentations on science-based medicine. Last year, Drs. Crislip, Gorski, Novella, Hall and I gave talks on Science-Based Medicine, Chiropractic: Not all it's cracked up ...
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MAR
11
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Oregonians for Science-Based Medicine

The Society is starting it's first outreach, Oregonians for Science-Based Medicine.

The purpose of this site is to track the legislative, insurance and health care infiltration of what we will refer to as pseudo-medicines, but are more commonly referred to as integrative, complementary or alternative medicine.

Pseudo-medicines represent a spectrum of interventions and belief systems.  They include diet and exercise on one end, which is grounded in science, to therapies that, at their core, are not based in reality such as acupuncture, chiropractic and many of the treatments offered by naturopathy.  It also includes many of the beleifs that drive the anti-vaccination movement.

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Kyle Cleys
As an Oregonian I applaud this effort. I've been tracking and voicing my concerns on legislation on my own, but a coordinated eff... Read More
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 22:30
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Announcement: Our First Conference

I am ecstatic to announce the first Society for Science-Based Medicine conference April 9th as part of the 2015 NECSS in New York City. More information to follow, here is the NECSS announcement:

The Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism will be bigger than ever in 2015 with fabulous presenters, exciting panels, and engaging workshops.

We’re thrilled to announce that NECSS 2015 will be co-sponsored by the Society for Science-Based Medicine and will expand to include a third full-day of programming! Friday’s schedule will be curated by the team at SfSBM and feature content available exclusively at NECSS 2015. Saturday and Sunday schedules will once again feature the best of science and skepticism.

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Janet Camp
Exciting news! I’ll be there.Note: I’m still under my real name even though I sign in with my username??? Any way to change that?... Read More
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:42
Janet Camp
Exciting news! I’ll be there.Note: I’m still under my real name even though I sign in with my username??? Any way to change that?... Read More
Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:42
Mark A Crislip
I could not figure out why the log on is as it is; I kicked it up to some professionals to fix it
Sunday, 23 November 2014 03:10
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