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Health Highlights is a biweekly summary of particularly interesting articles from credible sources of health and medical information that we follow & read. For a complete list of recommeded sources, see our links page.
One Hand Clapping | Science-based Medicine
Mark Crislip ponders the meaning of “better” and explores objective and subjective therapeutic responses. A must read!
Trusted doesn’t mean accurate. Safe is almost certainly stale. | e-patients
How do you know if you can trust medical information from a website? Did you know the guidelines used to determine "trusted" websites were all conceived between 1995 and 1999, when information available was entirely static (think pre-Health 2.0).
Does your diet determine what sex your baby will be? | Doctor David’s Blog
Dr. David discusses an Oxford study suggesting that sex determination may be more complicated than sperm with an X or Y chromosome.
My take: Just say no to unnecessary tests | Kevin, M.D.
Kevin believes that excessive testing, combined with demand for the latest diagnostic modalities, play a pivotal role in increasing healthcare costs and suggests we say no to unnecessary tests.
Healthy, frugal eating | Wise Bread
Wise Bread describes how to eat and suggests we recreate a tradition of healthy, frugal eating.