Alan Levinovitz Apr 23, 2015 (The Atlantic) http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/dr-oz-and-the-pathology-of-open-mindedness/391370/ RESHEF's Comments: There is a point with most successful sitcoms and other television shows when ideas begin to stagnate and the show spins out of control into strange territories. If the show's producers were to look back at the original key to its success and compare it to its recent … [Read more...]
Archives for April 2015
The making of Dr. Oz (How an award-winning doctor turned away from science and embraced fame)
by Julia Belluz on April 16, 2015 (voxmedia.com) (read more at http://www.vox.com/2015/4/16/8412427/dr-oz-health-claims) Dr. RESHEF's Comment: I like the "old" Dr. Oz, trying to inject common sense and scientific sense into medical matters. Unfortunately, the "new" Dr. Oz has become intoxicated by his own fame and uses the media as a platform for promoting a mixture of junk science and good medicine. Adoring viewers often can't tell the … [Read more...]
Is the Annual Physical Necessary?
Jenny Gold, NPR, April 6, 2015 http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/04/06/397100748/maybe-you-should-skip-that-annual-physical RESHEF's Comment: The annual physical examination is an old-fashioned custom that should be modified. Unless there are specific health risks or concerns, annual visits to your physician are unlikely to detect serious illness. Nevertheless, periodic contact with your physician, perhaps every 2-3 years, are … [Read more...]