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Journal Club: Mass treatment with statins

In broad terms, statins are cheap and more likely to do good than harm. But broad terms may no longer be sufficient.  Persisting uncertainty about the precise risks and benefits of statins is a serious barrier to informed patient choice; after two decades of widespread statin prescription, we have so far failed to implement the core principles of evidence based medicine. 40 more words

Journal Club

Debunking The Popular Myths About Chiropractic Part 1

Part 1

This will be the first of many post about some of the popular myths about chiropractic. What is fact and what is fiction? I am not sure how many post this will involve because the understanding about chiropractic is very muddled from inside the profession as well as from outside. 1,351 more words


Trials, Lies & Videotapes

“One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” – 1918 Newspaper Advertisement for the San Antonio Light.

Often I look to my own law practice and find inspiration for a topic on trial advocacy. 635 more words

Trial Advocacy


Italian Reporter Reveals Hamas Cover-Up Over Misfired Rockets
by Ari Soffer

An Italian journalist who until Tuesday was embedded in Gaza has backed the IDF’s account of a rocket strike on a school playground in central Gaza’s Shati refugee camp on Monday. 545 more words



Piggybacking off the last post about vision, we come to the ever-popular phrase “hindsight is 20/20″  and it’s variations.  While the word ‘hindsight’ predates the 20/20 eye test by about a decade, the two concepts were not joined in popular vernacular until the 20th Century.    221 more words


20/20 Vision

For those of us not on the metric system, the term “20/20″ is almost exclusively linked to the idea of perfect vision.  If pressed, the majority of folks in these countries could probably give a vague explanation of how the phrase came to be.  250 more words