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Antibiotics: Understanding the Pros and Cons

(33) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 6:59 AM

Our country likes to split into teams over just about everything--from the broad swaths of political beliefs and religion to the narrowest minutiae of our favorite athletes. On the topic of medicine, the divisions are no less plentiful. Some prefer Western medicine and others Eastern; some are pro-vaccine and others...

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The Cell Phone Brain Cancer Debate

(15) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 3:32 PM

If you don't want to have to read all the way to the end of this article to get to the punch line, here it is: No one is certain what cell phones do to our brains when we endlessly rest them against our heads. At best, it's nothing. At...

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Wii: An Indoor Fix To Childhood Obesity

(3) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 11:06 AM

In September, the New York Times ran a story called "Why Can't She Walk To School?" The article looked at safety issues that plague parents, to the point where many cannot allow their children the rite of passage of walking a block or two alone to the bus stop...

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The (New) Great Debate

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 9:20 AM

When I was in high school, the debate over abortion reached its first climax. Pro Choicers and Right to Lifers clashed at every possible turn: on the front pages of newspapers, in the courtroom, on street corners and even on the Mall in Washington. As the discourse evolved and grew...

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Why I Wrote Dangerous or Safe?

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2009 | 1:12 PM

During the seven years I spent in private practice as a pediatrician -- while I checked 30, sometimes 40 or even 50 kids each day; while I took phone calls in the middle of the night and worked weekends in the hospital and the office -- I also became a...

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