Ever since the $200 million gift by Susan and Henry Samueli to UC-Irvine, I've been thinking about the "integration" of #quackery into #medicine through integrative medicine. The way advocates of quackademic medicine are going to make this "integration" really happen is to start with the #medical schools. The post On the "integration" of quackery into the medical school curriculum appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Cancer #quackery, particularly the false hope it engenders in #cancer patients, infuriates me. Earlier this week The Sun published an article suggesting that a form of quackery called the Berkson protocol allowed a mother with metastatic pancreatic cancer to survive unexpectedly long enough to see her daughter married. It almost certainly did nothing of the sort. The post Yet another clickbait testimonial manipulates emotions to make cancer quackery appear effective appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Omaha World-HeraldLearn about #medical #quackery at tonight's Science read more...

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Omaha World-HeraldLearn about #medical #quackery at tonight's Science read more...

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Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop held a quackfest in New York City. Well, the second in Goop Health quackfest is coming in January, and Goop is doubling down on the #quackery by featuring Dr. Kelly Brogan, HIV/AIDS denialist and antivaccine and anti-psychiatry quack. The post Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop double down on quackery by featuring an HIV/AIDS denialist and antivaccine quack at its upcoming Goop Summit appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop held a quackfest in New York City. Well, the second in Goop Health quackfest is coming in January, and Goop is doubling down on the #quackery by featuring Dr. Kelly Brogan, HIV/AIDS denialist and antivaccine and anti-psychiatry quack. The post Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop double down on quackery by featuring an HIV/AIDS denialist and antivaccine quack at its upcoming Goop Summit appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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"Integrating" naturopathic care with real medicine started out largely in academic medical centers. Unfortunately, #the cancer of integrative oncology appears to be #metastasizing to community hospitals. The post The #quackery of “naturopathic oncology” is metastasizing appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Naturopaths are not #the only relentless quacks seeking to bend government to legitimize their quackery. Acupuncturists are now working to get Medicaid to #fund acupuncture services. They are succeeding. The post The next frontier in “integrative medicine”: Getting Medicaid to fund quackery appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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On Sunday night, like a lot of people, I was watching the Golden Globe Awards. To be honest, I was using the TV show more as background noise than anything else, as I do for most award shows, as I did other things. During the ceremony, Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which is given for for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Certainly no one can argue that Oprah hasn’t made major contributions to entertainment based on her long-running and enormously popular talk show, her movie roles, her TV network, and the entertainment empire read more...

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Over the last several years, the Veterans Health Administration has been increasing the amount of quackery being offered in VA hospitals and clinics. This time around, it's auricular acupuncture. The post More “auricular” acupuncture: Our #veterans deserve science-based #medicine, not quackery appeared first on RESPECTFUL read #more...

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For a quarter of a century, quackery and #pseudoscience have been integrated into #medicine through the construct of "integrative medicine" and into academic medicine in the form of quackademic medicine. Unfortunately, there has been little #pushback. That's why it's good to see a recent article in The Surgeon decrying this phenomenon. We need more of this. The post Integrative medicine as infiltrative pseudoscience: Pushback against quackery appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Over the last 25 years, medical academia has increasingly embraced "integrative medicine" (i.e., the "integration" of pseudoscience and #quackery with medicine). However, it has had help normalizing this new situation. That help comes from the press. Here's yet another example. The post Credulous #promotion of “integrating” quackery into medicine appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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Over the last 25 years, medical academia has increasingly embraced "integrative medicine" (i.e., the "integration" of pseudoscience and #quackery with medicine). However, it has had help normalizing this new situation. That help comes from the press. Here's yet another example. The post Credulous #promotion of “integrating” quackery into medicine appeared first on RESPECTFUL read more...

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