June 7, 2009 | 9:50 pm
Posted by Albert Fuchs, M.D.
I’ll post part II of The Healthcare Meltdown later this week (part I is here) but in the meantime I couldn’t pass up mentioning my delight at seeing this Newsweek article about the terrible medical advice regularly doled out by Oprah on her incredibly popular daytime show. From promoting estrogen replacement therapy to spreading false rumors about the risks of immunizations, Winfrey isn’t taking a side on a controversial issue – she’s picking the wrong sides on issues that were settled scientifically long ago. Kudos to Newsweek for deflating her credibility and speaking truth to popularity.
A post I wrote about estrogen replacement in 2006: The Evidence for Estrogen Hormone Treatment Gets Worse
A post I recently wrote about the anti-vaccination movement: Vaccine Refusal: Turning Back Two Centuries of Progress
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