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Medical Error Is Not the Third Leading Cause of Death

27 Aug 2021

In the first episode of the television show The Resident, a nurse tells the young protagonist that medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States after cancer and heart...

Beware the Trojan Horse of Integrative Medicine

29 Oct 2020

The story of the Trojan horse is well known: the Greeks allegedly delivered to the city of Troy a massive wooden horse, which the Trojans mistook for a gift and pulled inside their city. At night,...

Should We Take Reiki Seriously?

19 Feb 2020

The topic of Reiki can be approached with a fist or with a light touch. Its interventions, which are based on an energy not measured by scientific instruments, offer an unmissable punching bag to...

Thomas Mulcair Tells Journalists Homeopathy Works for Him

20 Nov 2019

I attended a pro-homeopathy media event on November 19th supported by Thomas Mulcair, the former leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada and also the former president of the Office des...

Homeopathy: Aware or Beware?

12 Apr 2018

April 10-16 is “World Homeopathy Awareness Week” with the stated aim of “celebrating homeopaths and those who have been healed with homeopathy.” While I don’t think anyone has ever been healed with...

“Alternative Medicine ” is Not an Alternative to Medicine

27 Feb 2018

The best definition seems to be “those practices that are not taught in conventional medical schools.”  And why not?  Because medical schools are sticklers for a little detail called “evidence.” ...

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