Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Keep staying ahead of the news: Why you should follow Skeptical Scalpel



Last March, I blogged about some stories that national news organizations covered, but I had written about weeks or months before.

In the last few weeks, four more such episodes have occurred.

On December 10, 2013, a CBS article noted that patients who used proton pump inhibitors to control acid reflux were at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency. I wrote about the many side effects, including B12 deficiency, of these drugs back in June of 2012. Links are here: CBS/me

The New York Times ran a piece on December 12, 2013 asking if today's new surgeons were unprepared for practice. I have been writing about this for over three years. My most recent post about this topic was on April 18, 2013. Links are here: NY Times/me

On January 26, 2014, an op-ed piece in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof discussed the ethical issues of doctors conducting body cavity searches at the request of police. My post on this same topic, which included all of the same cases, ran on Physician's Weekly on January 6 of this year. Links are here: NY Times/me

Also on 26th of January, the Washington Post published an article on high-ranking military officers who had significant behavior issues. I had written about three of these cases back in November of 2012. Links are here: WashingtonPost/me

7 comments:

artiger said...

Scalpel, when it comes to medical issues with the national news organizations, you've always kicked their ass. Keep it up.

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Thanks for that ringing endorsement.

Ganesh Puttu said...

Congrats...btw, i guess the word going around the streets is - what skep scalpel thinks today- the world thinks tomorrow.....

Skeptical Scalpel said...

That's a good slogan. Maybe I should use it instead of the Oscar Wilde quote.

artiger said...

Either that, or maybe "bringing common sense back to surgery".

Anonymous said...

Good one Artiger

Skeptical Scalpel said...

Not surprisingly, I agree with Anonymous.

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