Emperor Cholesterol Has No Clothes!
Public Health
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Public Health
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Emperor Cholesterol Has No Clothes!

Dov Michaeli - April 1, 2013

Here is a story of public policy gone awry when it strays from strict science-based evidence. Here is a story of public policy gone awry when it…

Resilience
Wellness
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Wellness
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Resilience

Dov Michaeli - February 19, 2013

     Recently my wife and I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. We saw the beautiful pictures in the National Geographic brochure and never thought twice – it…

News
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Who is Susceptible to the Placebo Effect?

Dov Michaeli - November 24, 2012

If I had to guess who is likely to benefit from the placebo effect of an analgesic drug it would somebody who is easily suggestible, probably having…

News
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The Power and Danger of Wishful Thinking

Dov Michaeli - November 8, 2012

There once was a goldsmith in Cyprus called Pygmalion who liked to sculpt. According to Ovid, the Roman poet, he sculpted a beautiful girl out of ivory…

Medical Devices
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Does Acupuncture work?

Dov Michaeli - September 17, 2012

  I once madethe mistake of expressing doubts about acupuncture to a friend who was a “true believer”. Like all true believers, there was an almost religious…

Dumb and Dumber: Marijuana and its Harm to IQ.
Public Health
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Public Health
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Dumb and Dumber: Marijuana and its Harm to IQ.

Dov Michaeli - September 4, 2012

 Medicinal? depends on who is using.   Medicinal? depends on who is using. John D., a scientist of some renown were walking with his son along a gurgling creek near…

You be the Judge
Medical Ethics
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Medical Ethics
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You be the Judge

Dov Michaeli - August 31, 2012

  The full weight of Justice, as we see it.   The full weight of Justice, as we see it.Imagine for a minute that you are a judge. Most…

News
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Father’s Age and Child’s Psychiatric Disease –What’s the Connection?

Dov Michaeli - August 24, 2012

  Good old Dad and baby Source: Flikcr Creative Commons   Good old Dad and baby Source: Flikcr Creative CommonsThe prophet Ezekiel questioned the justice of God’s punishment of…

Wellness
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Running: a Fringe Benefit of a Bad Economy?

Dov Michaeli - August 13, 2012

  Running: the best psychotherapy   Running: the best psychotherapyTimes are tough. We seem to be stuck with an unemployment rate of 8+ percent, with layoffs that never seem to…

Ancient Indian Food
Wellness
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Wellness
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Ancient Indian Food

Dov Michaeli - July 30, 2012

  Egyptian kitchen, 3800 years ago.   Egyptian kitchen, 3800 years ago.For years anthropologists have been basically guessing what the ancients’ diet consisted of. After all, it was a…