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Entries by Martha Rosenberg from 08/2011

Are You Taking Pills You Don't Need? Ask Ghostwriters

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living

But ghostwriting also helps the national malaise of people suffering from and treating diseases that didn't even exist before and ballooning government and private health plans costs.

What Do Men Know About PMS? Except to Duck?

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Women

It is said that women's periods are a lot like airline meals. We hate them, we complain about them, we dread them -- but just let the flight attendant try to skip you!

Do You Have Depression? Here's a New Risk

| Posted 08.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Before direct-to-consumer advertising, the health care system was devoted to preventing over-treatment and assuring patients they were probably okay. Now patients are assured they probably have a progressive disease.

Does Anyone Remember Life Before 'Ask Your Doctor' Ads on TV?

| Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Thanks to DTC advertising, people began taking seizure drugs like Topamax and Lyrica for everyday pain or headaches and antipsychotics -- hello? -- for everyday blues or mood problems.

Pesticides in Your Toothpaste and Other Legal Dangers

| Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living

But how many realize the antibiotic germ killers in such products are the same endocrine-disrupter pesticides producing frogs with no penises in polluted streams?

Who Are These Old People at My Class Reunion?

| Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Nowhere in science is the "survivorship bias" as well demonstrated as the class reunion.Where are the people who failed economically, professionally, socially, romantically and physically? They don't show up!