The Smoking Wars: Menthol, Minors, and More Smoking Bans

Tweet In case you thought that the war against smoking was in our rear-view mirror, it’s not.  On Monday, I had a guest blog on Scientific American concerning electronic cigarettes, which provoked a lot of heat and discussion. I’ll put it up on this blog over the weekend. I learned a lot after posting and

5 Wild Healthcare Stories Happening Right Now

Tweet In my journal of “healthcare is going to hell in a handbasket” this week, I’ve got a few items that will either make you laugh or cry. Hopefully, after that, you’ll mobilize yourself to fight for equity in health care and for penalizing the crooks. Here are five absurdities in healthcare that you won’t

Stand Up and Learn the Tradeoffs
Of Using Medical Imaging for Your Kids

Tweet My last post raised questions about the overuse of CT imaging in children, which researchers projected could prove hazardous to kids in the form of excess solid tumors at some point in the kid’s lifetime. It’s one study, but as the study shows, a growing peer-reviewed data base points towards hazards that could be