Monthly Archives: October 2011

TV Doctors, The Internet, and Medical Information: How Evidence Based Medicine Can Help Me Make Medical Decisions.

by Steven D. Blatt, MD “Dr. Oz Investigates: Arsenic in Apple Juice” “Bachmann (Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann) claims HPV vaccine might cause ‘mental retardation” It seems that every day there is a new medical claim in the news. Dr. Mehmet … Continue reading

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 23-29, 2011

by Howard L. Weinberger, MD & Steven D. Blatt, MD From time to time we hear stories on the news about toys or cosmetics having lead paint in them. If you are old enough, you may remember that gasoline was … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccine: Is it Really Worth It?

by Steven D. Blatt, MD “It’s only the flu.”  “It’s no big deal.”  “Everybody gets the flu.”  “The flu shot will make me sick.”  “I got it once.  Why do I need it again?”  These are just a few of … Continue reading

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