Category Archives: Evidence-Based Health Care

Vaccine Religious Exemptions & Tests Of Faith: Querying the US Constitutional Bounds of Protected Rights

Vaccines. A current debate. But alas, a debate not at all the focus of this particular piece. In fact, as most other readers may have postulated by the title, you are likely considering that the central idea this article shall … Continue reading

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Marijuana Prohibition and Law Enforcement Officers: Effective Medicine & Alternative to Alcohol As Stress Reliever, Denied.

There’s a raucous row in New York City right now about a police sergeant assigned to Gracie Mansion failing a drug test for pot and claiming that the sample was accidentally snipped from her weave and not her own locks. … Continue reading

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NYC Mayor and New York State Governor Declare *WAR* On Single-Use Plastic Bags!

In case you haven’t heard, the big issue sweeping NYC and the entire state of New York is whether plastic bags should be banned. According to Mayor DeBlasio, ““We need to ban plastic bags — the time for debate on … Continue reading

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Drug Injection Sites: Communities Cry “NIMBY” While People OD and DIE on MY Block

Recently, the idea of state-approved injection centers where people addicted to heroin may “shoot up” in a safe environment was proposed for further review in New York City. While heroin use is not in any way a social good, such … Continue reading

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Who Decides When Medicine Is Quackery? Debunking The Alternative Medicine Debunkers With Scientific Fact

An article appeared on Forbes today wherein the author wrote disparagingly about alternative medicine treatments and research, entitled “$142 Million For Quack Medicine Buried Inside The New 2018 Budget.”    The article detailed how terrible the author felt about the current … Continue reading

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Unplug That Thing, Mom! Air Fresheners, Hazardous Chemicals, and Disease Potential

Nobody likes to come home to a musty-smelling living room. For reasons most of us can easily understand, it’s just not that hot a plan. Of course, it’s always best to be neat and clean, and keep the space moisture-controlled, … Continue reading

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Synthetic Marijuana, From Spurious To Authentic: K2, Spice, Marinol, And Sativex In Review

Headlines tell a frightful story: Again and again, we read about synthetic marijuana causing users to experience side-effects that range from debilitating stupor and psychosis, to coma and death.  To be sure, this is no media hoax.  According to Newsweek’s … Continue reading

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The ’80s Era “Just-Say-No-To-Drugs” Philosophy and Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Education: Two Divergent Approaches, Only One Success

The 1980s approach to drug addiction could easily be summed up in three epic  words: Just. Say. No.  Our then-First Lady, Mrs. Nancy Reagan, along with D.A.R.E. (Drug Addiction Resistance Education), took a hard line on drug addiction. The approach … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women’s Massage: Why Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong

Practically everyone in North America today knows who Oprah is.  And New Jersey’s own Dr. Oz.  “How exactly is this relevant?”, you’re surely wondering aloud by now. With the introduction of these familiar household names, we associate yoga, alternative medicine, … Continue reading

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Safe Touch, Unsafe Touch, and Confusion: Why Children May Be Receiving The Wrong Signals

Pediatric Massage Therapists must be  more aware of personal boundaries than  LMTs practicing on most other client populations.  Of course, working on babies, kids, and adolescents, is challenging.     Compound that with the real specter of child abuse, and you can … Continue reading

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