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There have been some interesting reactions to a couple of recent articles regarding misinformation and distrust, authored by Professor Timothy Caulfield here (Pseudoscience and Covid-19 ...) and here (now more than ever we must fight misinformation). All
KenJaques 30.04.2020 0 490

Social media has become a haven for “anti-’s”. “anti” is a preposition that means “opposed to; against”; for example, someone labeled as an anti-vaxxer would be opposed to vaccination. The phrase “anti-vax” has been around for quite some time, and the jarg
KenJaques 15.04.2020 0 177

{Credit: This post was originally published on June 25, 2013 on a personal web site -- republishing with permission} I’ve found myself asking this question a lot lately. Do you ever stop and ask yourself this question? And if you don’t, then WHY NOT? Oop
KenJaques 08.04.2020 0 114

I've recently been part of several threads on social media, participating in and watching people debate over what the term Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) means. It has been painful to watch at times. It has me questioning if we need to start evaluating the
KenJaques 07.04.2020 0 279

Many years ago, I was a regular with a personal trainer. I would begin my day at 5:30 in the morning, three times a week with a workout of 30 minutes of weights and 30-60 minutes of cardio. I was often doing about 3 10K runs on the treadmill every week. I
KenJaques 27.03.2020 0 236

I was living the Standard American Life, eating the standard American diet, living with the standard American diseases. I was truly fat, sick, and nearly dead and a professional dieter my entire life.   My daughter came home one day in 2012 declaring she
KenJaques 26.03.2020 0 81

{Editor: Thanks Andrew for sharing your story so that others can hear} Seventeen years ago, I missed out on an opportunity to learn. A group of us were having our blood pressure taken as part of a routine screening and I was flagged for extra monitoring.
KenJaques 24.03.2020 0 177

I'm going to tell you a story about bending a spoon. If you think I'm going to share a magic trick with you, please stop reading now. ........ Still here? Many years ago a trusted and respected colleague shared stories of spoon bending with me, sending
KenJaques 19.03.2020 0 345

Today is March 17th, 2020. Covid-19 is dominating all of our thoughts or at least almost all. Today I'm choosing to be kind, choosing to try to be an agent of change. I'm hurting. I am a patient in the Healthcare system, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthriti
KenJaques 18.03.2020 0 1893

Spoiler Alert: The answer is a resounding “yes”, but first some disclaimers and a story. Disclaimers Disclaimer 1. I have no idea what the real facts to this story are, and what will ultimately be shared with the public. But neither does anyone else, and
KenJaques 07.02.2020 0 807
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