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Doctor vs. Quack

24 Oct 2018

For example, my roommate who is sharp in finance but has no scientific training believes that dish detergent residues on dishes cause cancer, which is why she only washes her dishes with water. ...

Am I Going to Die?

24 Oct 2018

Another case of chest pain. Almost anyone who comes to the ED with complaints of chest pain gets admitted. First task is to rule out ACS or Acute Coronary Syndrome. The differentials for chest pain...

I Donated to a Crowdfunding Appeal, But Did I Just Finance a Cancer Quack?

27 Sep 2018

Storytelling relies on choices. I can tell you the story of Clara who died after paying tens of thousands of dollars for a pseudoscientific treatment for her cancer, and cast the quack clinic’s...

How Do Veterinarians Die?

7 Aug 2018

I wouldn’t blame you for thinking something along the lines of “just like everyone else,” but I’m here to tell you otherwise....

Profiting from Nature

5 Jun 2018

When you walk through the gates of the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, you enter a living pharmacy.  But instead of finding shelves with bottles, you’ll find beds of plants with intriguing signs...

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