Longevity, life expectancy, premature mortality: Are they lions and tigers and bears?
Wellness
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Wellness
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Longevity, life expectancy, premature mortality: Are they lions and tigers and bears?

Marya Zilberberg - September 16, 2015

Before I set up the context for this post, I am going to throw this out to you. Think of putting rocks on a scale to achieve…

“Lifesaving”: I don’t think it means what you think it means
Wellness
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Wellness
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“Lifesaving”: I don’t think it means what you think it means

Marya Zilberberg - September 16, 2015

Transparency, I think that is what pissed me off so much. Or rather the opaqueness. Got me to post again, though, right? Well, don't get used to…

The Slow Work of Healing
Finance
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Finance
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The Slow Work of Healing

Marya Zilberberg - April 24, 2013

I just finished reading "Tattoos on the Heart" by Gregory Boyle. I came to it partly via Krista Tippett's conversation with him last summer at the Chautauqua…

News
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The New York Times, Aspirin and Melanoma

Marya Zilberberg - March 17, 2013

One of the reasons my blogging has fallen off lately is because I hate sounding like a broken record. Yet here I am again calling this time…

ACOG’s Dysmenorrhea FAQs: Evidence of Propaganda?
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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ACOG’s Dysmenorrhea FAQs: Evidence of Propaganda?

Marya Zilberberg - September 19, 2012

I have been looking up information on endometriosis for a friend of mine, and came upon this from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: I have been…

Early Radical Prostatectomy Trial: Does it Mean What You Think It Means?
Specialties
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Specialties
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Early Radical Prostatectomy Trial: Does it Mean What You Think It Means?

Marya Zilberberg - July 21, 2012

Another study this week added to the controversy about early prostate cancer treatment. The press, as usual, stopped at citing the conclusion: Early prostatectomy does not reduce…

House appropriations bill to terminate AHRQ and prohibit funding patient-centered research
Policy & Law
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Policy & Law
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House appropriations bill to terminate AHRQ and prohibit funding patient-centered research

Marya Zilberberg - July 18, 2012

Yes, folks, you read that right: The House of Representatives has drafted an appropriations bill that will dissolve the AHRQ and prohibit any funding for patient-centered outcomes…

DHHS: Does this lie make me look stupid?
Specialties
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Specialties
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DHHS: Does this lie make me look stupid?

Marya Zilberberg - July 11, 2012

There is pounding in my temples, my back muscles are in a spasm, and I might even be turning green and busting out of my clothes. What…

Drugs and Devices: Expensive. Hubris: Priceless.
Medical Devices
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Medical Devices
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Drugs and Devices: Expensive. Hubris: Priceless.

Marya Zilberberg - July 3, 2012

This morning I was listening to the Morning Edition on NPR, and heard a story about the tax on medical devices that is written into the healthcare…

Molecular Diagnostics: Making the Uncertainties More Certain?
Technology
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Technology
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Molecular Diagnostics: Making the Uncertainties More Certain?

Marya Zilberberg - July 1, 2012

Scott Hensley over at the NPR's Shots blog posted a story about the recently approved molecular diagnostic test that can rapidly identify several gram-positive bacteria that cause…