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Why Are We ‘Bad’ Patients?

3 hours 37 min ago

Telling your doctor you were fully compliant when you weren’t is pretty standard fare. From tiny fibs to outright self-sabotage, how we cope with a bump in the health road determines how difficult we make the ride.

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Blue Toothing The Doctor's Office

4 hours 30 min ago

It is now possible for your doctor to make house calls with little more than your smartphone and some additional inexpensive devices. Telemedicine is not just for rural America.

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Resilience and The Notorious RBG

Jan 15 2019 - 09:01

For the second week in a row, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "telecommuting." Her recovery teaches us about resilience and its partner, frailty.

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Resilience and The Notorious RGB

Jan 15 2019 - 09:01

For the second week in a row, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "telecommuting." Her recovery teaches us about resilience and its partner, frailty.

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ACSH in the Media: Wherever You Go, There We Are

Jan 14 2019 - 23:01

One of our missions at ACSH is to change the media narrative about science and health. Too often, the media publishes "click bait" with the intention of scaring people or promoting a new food fad. That does a disservice to the public. We aim to rectify this by getting quoted in as many media outlets as possible. Wherever you go, there we are. And here's where we appeared recently.

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Super-Homeopathy Will End The Opioid Crisis. But Beware.

Jan 14 2019 - 17:01

According to homeopathy, the more dilute a solution, the more powerful it gets. So it naturally follows that making the solutions even *more* dilute - super-homeopathy- will make them even stronger. This provides a simple solution for the opioid crisis. But you'd better be careful. There could be unforeseen consequences, especially from guys with oversized prostate glands.

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CNN: Opioid Overdoses Kill More People Than... Food?

Jan 14 2019 - 11:01

If you're seeking sloppy reporting and sensationalist headlines, recently CNN did not disappoint. "Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident," it stated. Well, maybe so, that is -- unless you take a deeper look and then a very different story emerges. No need. We at ACSH do it for you. Free of charge!

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Fiber Provides Carbohydrate's Slow and Low

Jan 14 2019 - 06:01

Fiber is an oft-ignored member of the carbohydrate family, but it provides significant health benefits and with careful selections, tastes good too.

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Study Reveals 5 Insomnia Subtypes

Jan 12 2019 - 02:01

Insomnia affects roughly 10% of the population. Those who suffer from this sleep disorder constitute a wide variety of personalities and family histories. The inconsistent pattern among these patients makes the condition difficult to classify, which in turn makes it difficult to understand. Now, new research has identified five insomnia subtypes based on non-sleep characteristics.

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Study Reveals Five Insomnia Subtypes

Jan 12 2019 - 02:01

Insomnia affects perhaps 10% of the population. Those who suffer from it exhibit a wide variety of personalities and family histories. The lack of a consistent pattern among these patients makes the condition difficult to classify, which in turn makes it difficult to understand. Now, new research has identified five insomnia subtypes based on non-sleep characteristics.

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In The Prescription Drug Battlefield, Hospitals Put Generics In Play

Jan 11 2019 - 19:01

Epic patent gaming and pay-for-delay agreements to slow-walk introduction of cheaper generics to market in part brought us here, but will a growing behemoth of 750 hospitals actually lower drug prices?

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Dr. Oz Preys on Gullible Americans in His Modern-Day Medicine Show

Jan 10 2019 - 23:01

In the mid-19th Century, traveling medicine shows became all the rage. They were basically like small circuses that also peddled phony medicine. Today, we may laugh at how gullible we once were. But charlatans like Dr. Oz are the modern-day equivalent of the traveling medicine show.

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The Funny Thing About Memory Is The Gift Of Forgetting

Jan 10 2019 - 14:01

Our ability to forget provides a survival advantage - assuaging suffering in the process.

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Complexity Drives The Rate Of Innovation

Jan 10 2019 - 10:01

We count on innovation to improve our lives. In a quest to make innovations come faster we have considered how and to whom we entrust research and development, even considered the shape and internal architecture of the buildings where they work. A new study suggests that the rate of innovation is driven mostly by how many simple and complex solutions might be available.

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Bloomberg Scares Parents with 'Big Dairy' Conspiracy

Jan 09 2019 - 23:01

Bloomberg's hit piece on milk touches upon almost every sensitive issue that worries parents: food, school, and their children. Toss in a conspiracy theory about "Big Dairy," and that's how Bloomberg came up with a fearmongering headline, complete with a disgusting photo that is supposed to make readers feel queasy.

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Cancer’s Shifting Paradigm

Jan 09 2019 - 18:01

With cancer death rates declining 27% over 25 years, there is much cause to celebrate. But, complacency now is not an option.

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Doctors and Seductive Videos

Jan 09 2019 - 15:01

The questions keep coming all the time. All sorts of questions. These days they often revolve around some video that claims to have the answer to health problems, no matter what these may be. People want to know, "can this be true?" Invariably, the answer is no.

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Gestational Diabetes Is Not Prevented By Exercise and Diet

Jan 09 2019 - 14:01

A new study on gestational diabetes puts the idea that simply watching what you eat and exercising is sufficient prevention.

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New York City Jumps On The Healthcare For All Train

Jan 09 2019 - 07:01

New York City's Mayor has jumped on the healthcare for all bandwagon and as if often the case with politicians it is more distraction than substance. Unfortunately both sides of the political spectrum, like the Mayor, are more concerned with their image than with solving the problem.

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As President Trump Calls For Low Drug Prices, Media Hypes Pharma’s Recent Increases

Jan 08 2019 - 11:01

The pharmaceutical industry does not make a move without knowing what is coming down the pike or without global projections years into the future. This latest maneuver is standard fare.

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