As the Government Shutdown Looms…

I’ve been wondering about what are the most constructive things to do as an Iowa physician as the government seems to grind to a shrieking halt, Government shutdown: What you need to know – CNN.com. Even though there is a lot of opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), it’s the law and I […]

Guilt by Association in Medical Research?

I saw some interesting items in AMA MorningRounds lately. And I found another item that fit the theme they shared–association is not the same as cause and effect. One of them was about new research that seems to draw an association between antidepressant use and infection with Clostridium difficile, http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1741-7015-11-121.pdf. This organism causes severe diarrhea, […]