Ultrasound citation backfire

Ultrasound citation backfire

While writing about bogus citations lately, I got a fine example of one in my inbox. I take constructive criticism seriously, but sometimes it’s difficult to tell which criticisms are actually worth paying attention to. In this case, the absence of citations in the...
Better than what?

Better than what?

Here’s a common research flaw to watch out for… if you need to watch out for research flaws… which isn’t actually part of most job descriptions. So I guess this post is more about me telling you that I am paying attention to these things, so that you don’t have...
Do not touch

Do not touch

Watched this days ago and it keeps haunting me… that young woman’s poor arm, red and blotchy, with “do not touch” written on it. What a weird “blessing” to have chronic pain that is so severe it has a visible effect. (Visible problems get taken seriously. Invisible...
Why do people crack their own neck joints?

Why do people crack their own neck joints?

Although many joints pop, the neck is the undisputed king of cracking. There’s more “therapeutic” neck cracking in this region than all other areas combined. (Knuckles probably get cracked more, but not with any clinical intent.) Cracking your own neck joints is often...
Reinvigorating mystery

Reinvigorating mystery

microblog Dr. Robert Sapolsky, from his classic book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: “Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent & reinvigorate it.” I really enjoy that thought, and yet I don’t actually entirely agree with it. There is so...