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Why did Trump’s doctor fail to disclose Trump was taking Propecia before the election?

The New York Times is reporting that Trump’s personal physician Dr. Bornstein has recently revealled that Trump is on the drug Propecia for hair loss. If you are a regular reader of my blog this will be of no surprise to you. In August 2016 when I took Bornstein’s letter apart after it has been given but … Continue reading

Use your privilege and share one factual post on health every day

I admit I have been in a bit of a fugue since the election. The months before felt like one big game of whack-a-mole with lies about health care coming fast and furious from our now President Elect and his minions. Many in the press did not help. The media created headlines that offered the possibility … Continue reading

10 times Megyn Kelly was no Shero

Megyn Kelly interviewed Newt Gingrich on the subject of Donald Trump’s alleged groping. Gingrich didn’t seem to understand that the character of the Presidential candidate is an issue or that Bill Clinton isn’t running for President. It ended with Gingrich accusing Kelly of being sex obsessed and Kelly telling Gingrich he had some anger management … Continue reading

Term and partial birth abortions: the mythical arch-nemeses of the anti-choice movement

There is a lot of discussion this week about abortion due to Donald Trump reinforcing in front of millions of people the false belief that pregnant women are flocking to their OB/GYNS days before their due date to have their healthy fetuses ripped out with partial birth abortions. Despite multiple articles indicating this couldn’t be … Continue reading

Trump, the labial grabbing law & order candidate, and supporters take a page out of the domestic violence playbook

The words of Donald Trump and Billy Bush… Trump: And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Bush: Whatever you want Trump: Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.     And Trump says he is sorry (although if it’s normal locker room talk why did he … Continue reading

Only Clinton responds to the New England Journal of Medicine request to share health care vision

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is one of the most prestigious medical journals in the United States if not the world. Every four years in the fall before the Presidential election they invite the candidates to share their health care platforms. One could say it has become a tradition. Four years ago in 2012 … Continue reading

Donald Trump doubles down on fat-shaming. It’s unpresidential and medically harmful

I remember the exact moment I became fat. It was 1979 and I was 12 years old and standing in my mother’s bedroom in front of her mirror. The next day was 1950’s day at my junior high school and my mother said she had just the thing. She pulled a gorgeous dress out of … Continue reading

“Do you support abortion on demand?” How Hillary Clinton should answer this question

If in tonight’s debate, or any future debate or really at any point in this campaign, Hillary Clinton is asked about abortion on demand this is how I think she should answer:     Moderator: Mrs. Clinton do you support abortion on demand? Mrs. Clinton: I need to ask for clarification because OB/GYNs who are … Continue reading

Donald Trump unveils plan to make abortion illegal again

Donald Trump released a letter dated September 2016 via the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) detailing his first actions against reproductive rights (see below for the full letter). His first four goals are: Nominating pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. This may not end abortion in 2017, but this is a defacto invitation for … Continue reading

14 ways Dr. Oz proves in Trump interview that on TV Oz just plays a doctor

Trump’s interview on Dr. Oz was everything I expected, an infomercial for Trump where Oz periodically reminded his audience of 4 million that he, Dr. Oz, is in fact a doctor who graduated medical school. It could have been interesting. Oz could have mentioned that he is a Muslim and the child of Turkish immigrants. … Continue reading

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