I’m always dismayed when people try to exaggerate the health risks of certain substances by calling them “chemicals”. “We have to worry about chemicals in apple juice” they’ll warn, or “chemicals in plastic bottles”. As anyone who’s taken a chemistry class can tell...
Could guns for German Jews have prevented the Holocaust?
Ruth Messinger to step down as head of American Jewish World Service
Kerry seeks to calm Palestinian-Israeli tensions, to travel there soon
Bernie and me
Gulf states looking to buy Israel’s Iron Dome system for protection against Iran
June 15, 2012 | 12:51 pm
April 20, 2012 | 12:41 pm
Three years ago I wrote a post alarmed that measles was on the rise in the US. Little did I know then that this was only going to get worse.
April 6, 2012 | 11:37 am
Why wouldn’t you want an EKG every year as part of your check up? Why would you not want to be screened for prostate cancer at the age of 80 (or maybe at any age)? Why should you decline the annual chest X ray that your doctor keeps ordering? Is it because you’re eager to save...
March 9, 2012 | 2:24 pm
In 2010 I predicted that Clostridium difficile (C. dif.) would become a household name. C. dif. is a bacterium that infects the colon causing severe, sometimes life-threatening, diarrhea. C. dif. infection is frequently a complication of antibiotic use. Antibiotics can kill the...