Category Archives: Politics of Healthcare

Posts on organized medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, health insurance, the food industry, and government health policies

Palpation – The Forgotten Tool of Medical Diagnosis

Palpation is an under-appreciated aspect of medical diagnosis. Few medical doctors take the time to master it. But the art of palpation is alive and well in the world of chiropractic. Continue reading

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I Had a Dream

Doctors aren’t necessarily known for their own positive health habits. What if the value system that drives medical education went through a seismic shift to focus on the health awareness of doctors? Continue reading

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Organic Food Labeling Pisses Me Off

Some experts will tell you that “conventionally grown” produce is just as safe and nutritious as “organic” food. Maybe that’s true. But what effect does food labeling have on our consumer choices? Continue reading

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