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Newsletters archive:
Newsletter 1 (June 11, 2004) Medical Diagnosis: Test First, Talk Later?
Newsletter 2 (July 1, 2004) My Aching Back: Stats and Sense
Newsletter 3 (July 23, 2004) Autism and the MMR Vaccine Controversy
Newsletter 4 (August 6, 2004) Foods of Mass Destruction: Sugar Highs and Caffeine Conniptions
Newsletter 5 (August 30, 2004) The Quest for Certainty: on Medical Errors
Newsletter 6 (September 30, 2004) Weight Loss 101: Diet Fashions and Fallacies (Part I)
Newsletter 7 (October 31, 2004) Weight Loss 201: The Atkins Diet–Do Calories Count?
Newsletter 8 (November 27, 2004) PSA Screening Test for Prostate Cancer: Guest Editor, Maryann Napoli
Newsletter 9 (December 31, 2004) Awash in a Bottle of Water: Fashion vs. Frugality
Newsletter 10 (January 20, 2005) Big Pharma and the Ties That Bind: The Politics of Drug Promotion
Newsletter 11 (March 21, 2005) Heartburn and the Drug Wars
Newsletter 12 (April 24, 2005) Medical Quotes and Anecdotes: Sagacity on Steroids
Newsletter 13 (May 6, 2005) Finding, Choosing, and Rating Doctors and Hospitals
Newsletter 14 (May 27, 2005) On Being a Patient: Some Useful Tips
Newsletter 15 (June 12, 2005) Take the Latest Low Sodium Advice...With a Grain of Salt (part 1): Guest Editor, Dr. Paul Rosch
Newsletter 16 (June 21, 2005) Take the Latest Low Sodium Advice...With a Grain of Salt (part 2): Guest Editor, Dr. Paul Rosch
Newsletter 17 (August 2, 2005) The Medicalizing of America, Part I: The Numbers Game
Newsletter 18 (August 19, 2005) The Medicalizing of America, Part II: Background Voices
Newsletter 19 (October 6, 2005) Hospital Helper, Part I
Newsletter 20 (November 2, 2005) Hospital Helper, Part II: The ER and the Changing Face of Practice
Newsletter 21 (December 14, 2005) Terminology and Certainty: Thoughts on Medical Naming
Newsletter 22 (January 25, 2006) The Medicare Drug Benefit: An "Unnatural" Disaster
Newsletter 23 (March 31, 2006) Upper GI Endoscopy and the Disappearing Barium Study
Newsletter 24 (April 26, 2006) On Medical Consensus and Guidelines
Newsletter 25 (May 22, 2006) "Medicalization," Barrett's Esophagus and the Numbers Problem
Newsletter 26 (June 22, 2006) Chest Pain: Am I Having a Heart Attack?
Newsletter 27 (July 13, 2006) Trans Fat America: Guest Editor, Steven Milloy
Newsletter 28 (August 25, 2006) The Medical Industrial Complex: Disease Mongering, and the Bottom Line
Newsletter 29 (October 9, 2006) "Medical Science": On Truth, Faith, and Belief
Newsletter 30 (November 30, 2006) Are Hospitals Bugging You?
Newsletter 31 (December 31, 2006) Coronary on a Plate: Food, Fat, and the Diet Police
Newsletter 32 (January 31, 2007) For Long Life, Swallow Anything: Part I
Newsletter 33 (March 15, 2007) For Long Life, Swallow Anything: Part II
Newsletter 34 (April 30, 2007) Supplements du Jour: Antioxidants
Newsletter 35 (June 28, 2007) Power and Energy Drinks: Happy Juice and the Buzz Factor
Newsletter 36 (July 13, 2007) Announcement To Readers: New Second Opinions Blog
Newsletter 37 (August 21, 2007) Seat Belts, Airbags, Vitamin C and more
Newsletter 38 (September 27, 2007) Patient Privacy: Delusions and Dangers
Newsletter 39 (October 8, 2007) Sports Doping: A Modest Proposal
Newsletter 40 (October 17, 2007) Noise Pollution and Hearing Loss
Newsletter 41 (November 24, 2007) Medical Errors: Who Will Pay?
Newsletter 42 (December 30, 2007) Incidentalomas and the Cascade Effect
Newsletter 43 (March 12, 2008) Fibromyalgia: Does it Exist?
Newsletter 44 (April 16, 2008) Questions About the Use of Plavix With or Without Aspirin
Newsletter 45 (May 26, 2008) On Teas and the Great Green Tea Revolution
Newsletter 46 (June 30, 2008) Casualties of War: Iraq and Afghanistan
Newsletter 47 (August 28, 2008) The Government, the FDA and us
Newsletter 48 (September 21, 2008) When Does Human Life Begin? and Other Questions
Newsletter 49 (December 23, 2008) Sex and the Kiddies
Newsletter 50 (January 24, 2009) Screening for Disease
Newsletter 51 (March 3, 2009) Exploding Health Care Costs: How Long Can We Keep Up?
Newsletter 52 (March 30, 2009) Drug Rehab: Does it Work?
Newsletter 53 (May 31, 2009) Health Care 2029
Newsletter 54 (July 30, 2009) Health Care: Reform vs. Change
Newsletter 55 (August 27, 2009) Galloping with Gardasil - Guest co-editor, Dr. Paul Rosch
Newsletter 56 (September 20, 2009) Deception in Mainstream Medical Journals
Newsletter 57 (October 30, 2009) What are Medical Expert Systems?
Newsletter 58 (December 10, 2009) Urban Myths: Food Facts and Fallacies
Newsletter 59 (March 31, 2010) Radiation: You May be Surprised I
Newsletter 60 (April 12, 2010) Radiation-II: Low level-What We Know and Can't Know
Newsletter 61 (May 5, 2010) Radiation Hormesis
Newsletter 62 (July 9, 2010) The Great Salt Hoax Part I
Newsletter 63 (August 19, 2010) Predicting Alzheimer's: Promises and Perils
Newsletter 64 (November 7, 2010) Medical Myths and the Popular Imagination I
Newsletter 65 (December 20, 2010) Medical Myths and the Popular Imagination II
Newsletter 66 (February 23, 2011) What's So Wrong with the Health Care Bill? — I
Newsletter 67 (March 8, 2011) More About the Health Care Bill II
Newsletter 68 (August 25, 2011) Diagnostic Delirium
Newsletter 69 (September 21, 2011) Deconstructing Databases I
Newsletter 70 (October 21, 2011) SOMETHING NEW: EasyDiagnosis made portable
Newsletter 71 (November 11, 2011) Deconstructing Databases II: What Numbers Can Tell Us
Newsletter 72 (December 28, 2011) The Clinical Approach: Dumbing It Down
Newsletter 73 (April 3, 2012) Nourishing Medical Endorsements
Newsletter 74 (August 23, 2012) Is Sugar Toxic? Notes on Diets and the Food Police I
Newsletter 75 (November 8, 2012) An Aspirin a Day: Probably a Bad Idea
Newsletter 76 (April 17, 2013) DSM-5: Terminology and Certainty. More Thoughts on Medical Naming: I
Newsletter 77 (May 17, 2013) DSM-5: Terminology and Certainty. More Thoughts on Medical Naming: II
Newsletter 78 (October 4, 2013) THE ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD: Promises and Perils I
Newsletter 79 (March 14, 2014) GLUTEN: FACTS, FICTION, AND FOLLY
Newsletter 80 (April 23, 2014) Robotic Surgery and Device Registries
Newsletter 81 (September 23, 2014) Advertising Drugs to the Public: I
Newsletter 82 (November 20, 2014) How and When Medicine Was Sold Out
Newsletter 83 (July 13, 2015) Medical Progress: Creative Destruction vs. Destructive Creation
Newsletter 84 (November 21, 2016) Book review: "Fat and Cholesterol Don't Cause Heart Attacks"


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