I guess being a retired ballplayer means you can dispense medical advice…

Recently some health advice was given out most appropriately in the Baseball section of the NYT because coincidentally that is the first place I look for any expert help on how to improve the state of my health. Joe Garagiola (they probably just forgot to mention his medical degree or equivalent background in some related […]

The contest continues…

At the risk of running multiple threads but with the potential of gaining new participants I am starting another post to buttress the good entries already in place. Here’s one from me: In a rare public appearance today, the typically reclusive NYT health writer and journalism professor Roni Rabin came forward to answer questions regarding […]

The battle is not between public health experts and tobacco companies..

In the Business section in the NYT this weekend, Duff Wilson and Julie Creswell put together a more balanced article than ever would have been accepted in the same paper’s Health section. (You might recall that this was perhaps the most prominent newspaper uncritically repeating the most inane tobacco nonsense of the last year if […]

Working to keep smoking as dangerous as possible…

From the New York Times (The Needle Nexus)…. Moscow’s drug policy could be called harm augmentation: discourage drug use by making it as dangerous as possible. Arseniy and David, for example, can’t direct addicts to methadone clinics, since methadone — the global gold standard rehabilitation method — is illegal in Russia Kind of sounds like […]