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Entries by Jay Gordon, MD from 05/2005

| Posted 05.09.2005 | Huffington Post

Ludacris is telling Chicago teenagers with asthma to make sure they use their inhalers before they exercise. The NIH has funded a study at Rush Uni...

Hidden Cost of SSRIs?

| Posted 05.10.2005 | Huffington Post

Finding a news story to begin this short piece was easy: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (Prozac, Zoloft and others) are always in the news. ...

150 Year Old Roughy!?

| Posted 05.14.2005 | Politics
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Imagine running a nice little strainer through the ocean for five, forty or 150 years and seeing what you might catch. The flesh of these fish traps a lot of heavy metals and this metal accumulation might be toxic to a fetus, young children and maybe everyone else.

Drive By Post with "News You Can Use!"

| Posted 05.14.2005 | Entertainment
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I certainly hope that Blogmaster Roy will move this around so I don't look like I'm monopolizing the show here but . . . I have wanted to respond t...

65% Is Not PRECISELY 2 Out of 3, But It’s Close Enough

| Posted 05.16.2005 | Entertainment
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I find it amazing that fathers still celebrate by taking their children to McDonald’s, Burger King, or Kentucky Fried Greasy Stuff (somehow abbreviated KFC) even though we know that these foods cause obesity and increase as child’s risk of developing heart disease and cancer. This is lazy parenting.

Parents’ Right To Choose

| Posted 05.17.2005 | Politics
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Vaccines remain a public health triumph but still worry many parents. They worry me, too. Should parents have the right to refuse vaccines for their children?

Twelve Million Americans Need Better Advice About Diabetes

| Posted 05.19.2005 | Huffington Post

If you have been diagnosed with elevated fasting blood sugar, you need to ask your doctor about pharmacological, nutritional and complementary methods...

Vaccines and Autism: Answers

| Posted 05.21.2005 | Entertainment
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Most of the doctors and researchers involved in denying that vaccines cause autism are recipients of large sums -— millions of dollars in some cases -— from the vaccine industry.

Esoteric? Maybe. Valuable Information? Hell, yes!

| Posted 05.26.2005 | Politics
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In the June issue of the Journal of Lipid Research (huh?) there’s an excellent article that you’ll hear about in the so-called mainstream media in...

Vaccines and Safety and Autism

| Posted 05.26.2005 | Politics
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If one supports vaccinations (and I certainly do when they are safe and relevant to a child’s life and circumstances) clear thinking would suggest that “16 to 20 injections within the first 18 months of life” is not the best or safest way to accomplish the task.

Pesticides Are Bad For You?

| Posted 05.26.2005 | Business
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For Heaven's sake, if you have children, do not use pesticides and if you use pesticides, don't have children. Most parks and school ball fields are sprayed with chemicals so toxic they should be illegal. Talk to your school officials and the local park and recreation people. If they fail to respond, write lots of letters. Children's lives are at stake.

Too Important

| Posted 05.26.2005 | Politics
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The discussion of stem cell research and President Bush's threatened veto of expanded research deserves a response from every responsible physician an...

A REAL Expert Contributes (below)

| Posted 05.26.2005 | Entertainment
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The post a couple inches down was written by one the world's foremost experts on eleven-and-a-half year old nutrition. If only the adults in charge...

Personal Note

| Posted 05.27.2005 | Politics
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My generation’s drugs were bad enough but now we have millions of kids and teens taking prescription drugs that have never been tested adequately on those age groups. The short-term issues are tough but the long-term consequences are being grossly underestimated as the pharmaceutical industry pursues profit and parents and educators look for easy ways out. (OK, not everything the pharmas do is evil and not every teacher wants the whole classroom on speed, but sometimes it feels that way from where I sit.)