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Over-Eating: Confusing Cause and Effect–Does Overeating CAUSE You to Re-Gain Weight, Or Do You Eat More BECAUSE You Are Overweight?

By at 16 July, 2016, 2:15 pm

Today, researchers are digging into what drives weight gain, and some are beginning to suggest that we have been confusing cause and effect. What if it’s not overeating that causes us to get fat, but the process of getting fatter that causes us to overeat?” Recently The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published [...]


Will the Supreme Court Scuttle Obamacare Subsidies? (No. What Can’t Happen, Won’t. )

By at 16 July, 2016, 12:37 pm

Not long ago, I ran across a photo of the Supreme Court captioned: “Maybe this will turn out to be . . .  Obamacare’s death panel?”   The caption refers to the widespread belief that when the Supreme Court rules on the latest challenge to Obamacare (“King vs. Burwell”),  it will strike down most of the [...]


Clinical Man–by Clifton Meador

By at 16 July, 2016, 10:58 am

Editor’s Note– Below, a post by Dr. Clifton Meador, author of more than a dozen insightful, often witty books including Sketches of a Small Town, Circa 1940 and True Medical Detective Stories.  (When reviewing Sketches on Amazon, I compared Meador to Mark Twain.) One of Meador’s best-known pieces is a tale set in the not too distant [...]