“We are here to help each other to get through this thing, whatever it is.” –Mark Vonnegut (from abetternhs)

In an email, Nancy Ryan pointed me to a blog posting about empathy in the abetternhs blog. Not only was she right about that topic, but it introduced me to Jonathon Tomlinson’s extraordinary blog. As I read his work in the next few hours I came upon one posting called “How Doctors Respond to Chronic …

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From the Neuroskeptic blog

  Neuroskeptic is an important blog. A recent post addresses the publication process in science. You can read it also to understand how bad research gets published. We reviewers (and writers) don’t really know what to do with bad studies. Almost every bad study can get published somewhere. Fixing Science’s Chinese Wall By Neuroskeptic | December 21, …

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Some reading

Nancy Ryan pointed me to a couple of good articles that I’d like to recommend. The first is about medical evidence. It’s kind of complicated, but really detailed and good. I strongly recommend it if you have the stomach for some hard work. Find it at http://updates.pain-topics.org/2012/02/proof-in-pain-research-how-much-is.html . Another superb piece is a video on …

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Comments from people with fibromyalgia

I had hoped when starting this blog that it might have been possible to engage other physicians and researchers into an ongoing discussion of fibromyalgia. It is, after all, a controversial subject. But with one or two exceptions, we have been unable to get physicians and researchers to participate. Too bad. More recently we have …

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