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A Dr. Eeks’ Undercover Experiment: My Visit to a Public Health Nightmare: The Tanning Salon

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On occasion I like to go undercover and tackle controversial health and wellness issues.  In this blog, I pretend I’m going to purchase a tanning package for my 15 year old very-pale niece. Here’s what happened:   Wearing jogging pants, a sweat shirt and bundled up in a warm winter coat, I nonchalantly walked into […]

Did Michael Douglas get Cancer from an STD? Are Men getting Cancer from Sex? If You Have Sex, Read this Blog

  Last week, Michael Douglas claimed his throat cancer was caused by the ubiquitous virus, HPV.  He also smoked and drank, which are two risk factors for throat cancer, but the question is:  Is it possible that his cancer was caused by HPV, that notorious sexually transmitted virus that is more notable for causing cervical […]

In the Weird War Between Alternative and Conventional Medicine, $$$$ Wins. 

  The worlds of alternative and conventional medicine often clash.  The alternative side accuses the conventional side of being in bed with Big Pharma and getting as many people as possible hooked on pills.  The conventional side accuses the alternative side of practicing quackery, ignoring scientific research and selling snake oil.  The sad conclusion is […]

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