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Science-based medicine, studies, articles. I follow MedHelps rules about personal groups: Founders can choose to ban members from their Group or prohibit discussions on certain topics in their own Group. I can't imagine others joining this but I'm starting it for my own edification and may refer people to read certain topics. Sorry about the flower icon. I had to chose one. (grin)

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Medscape Medical News Study Reveals How Much Procedures Outpay Office Visits Robert Lowes Aug 14, 2013 In terms of physician work per hour, Medicare spends almost 4 times as much for a screening colonoscopy and almost 5 times ...
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The Truth About Alkalizing Your Blood Posted By Dr. Ben Kim Natural Health Care Is it true that the foods and beverages you consume cause your blood to become more alkaline or acidic? Contrary to popular hype, the answer is: n...
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I resurrected this from Art Doherty's now closed "Lots of Links' on GeoCities. At the time he was responsible for saving thousands of links about Lyme disease. Unfortunately some of those links didn't remain active (common for links) ...
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HomeContactPrivacy PolicyWebsite Terms of Use Science-Based Medicine Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine About SBM Reference Links Recent Comments Articles Defending Isagenix: A ...
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The US CDC 2T testing does not perform well in detecting European endemic Borrelia species nor European strains of Bb. It is very difficult to get the European testing done in the US. The only test readily available in the US that "might...
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http://vimeo.com/12208795
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EPIDEMIC OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN DOCTORS "The emergence of Medically Unexplained Illnesses has revealed an epidemic of behavioral problems and personality disorders in doctors. Patients expressing unfamiliar complaints to their physicia...
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...... where incompetent people not only fail to recognize their incompetence but believe they are more competent than those who are really competent (sometimes paraphrased as “being too stupid to know that they’re stupid”). Or "' as ...
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http://www.lymememorial.org/Autopsy_Case_%20Reports.htm Melanie Reber's Memorial site. The above url is for the autopsy page.
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From Wiki: "Ipse dixit ("He, himself, said it"), also known as the bare assertion fallacy, is a term which is used to identify and describe a sort of arbitrary dogmatic statement which the speaker expects the listener to accept as val...
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The Brigadoon Method of what we can and cannot post on the forums: A Gatekeeper advised us plebeians not to post Lyme doctors names in full---- just the initials because it 'might lead to an investigation' of said doctor. At one po...
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In no particular order: The Sophist Troll. Sophist Trolls, or "philotrolls," fancy themselves Enlightened Philosophers or Learned Experts of the highest order. Often well educated, Philotrolls are capable of speaking intelligently...
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Step 1 of a disinformation campaign: Claim to be speaking for a large number of people. Step 2 of a disinformation campaign: Issue a public statement, press release, media interview or letter that contains false, inflammatory, stateme...
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http://lymeblog.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1424 Permission granted: "You may post and circulate the article as long as the URL is given & the entire contents are included. Rita" *************************** In...
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http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/107520/How-to-NOT-get-Censored-and-Banned Since this is a post ON MedHelp and I'm posting ON MedHelp as a card-carrying member I assume this link is 'legal'. A very interesting pro and con ...
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http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/368827/merced.pdf Comments about the story-- not mine but by someone very well versed in medicine: "The patient was treated IV ("shots") for three weeks, appeared to recover, but then died a few ...
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https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/444457-2007-02-22-mcsweegan-email-to-mcconnell-war.html The name of the UK denialist is Susan O'Connell NOT McConnell.
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Finding the Cause of Lyme Disease Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, was first isolated in 1982 by Willy Burgdorfer, Ph.D., a zoologist and microbiologist at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hami...
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Antigenic variation refers to the mechanism by which an infectious organism such as a protozoan, bacterium or virus alters its surface proteins in order to evade a host immune response. Immune evasion is particularly important for organi...
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http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/interactive/article/20130517/watchdog/305160051/proint-lyme-ties-bind Durland Fish said "he didn't think this battle could be run on the scientific front----- but we are outnumbers and out gunned.We ...
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