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Chelation Therapy: What To Do With Inconvenient Evidence


July 18, 2015 - 2:17pm — ShannonPetteruti

What do we do with inconvenient evidence?

Imagine studying a seemingly absurd practice that is used to an alarming extent by those who believe in it despite the lack of evidence – and finding that the intervention improves outcomes. And imagine that the people conducting that trial are famous scientists with impeccable credentials who have extensive experience with this type of investigation. Imagine that the practice is so out of the mainstream that the investigators cannot even posit how the treatment could reduce patient risk?

The Lyme Wars


July 7, 2015 - 10:04pm — ShannonPetteruti

The Lyme-disease infection rate is growing. So is the battle over how to treat it.

Help! I've Been Bitten By A Tick


July 7, 2015 - 9:19am — ShannonPetteruti

They're disgusting little creatures. The mere thought of one crawling up your leg, and latching onto you while feasting on your blood for a meal is enough to send you running to the psychiatrist, let alone the doctor. As if the violation of your personal space by a blood swapping arachnid is not enough, they have the potential to deposit the spirochete that causes Lyme disease, A potentially life altering long-term infection.

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