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...
‘The Fame Lunches’: Daphne Merkin is still wishing for mother’s love
Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel
What Ramy knew about the fall of Assad and the rise of the Islamic State
Libeskind-designed museum reflects surrealist Nussbaum’s art
Moving and shaking
Clandestine love affair fuels “My Old Lady” directed by Israel Horovitz
What’s behind the rush to judgment in Ferguson Missouri?
U.S. mother pleads to Islamic State leader for her son’s release
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...