For quality experts, a point of tension with ProPublica
Recently, I was speaking with a less is more advocate. He used his superior knowledge of statistics — he had an MPH — to debunk randomized controlled trials. We discussed overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the shakiness of medical sciences. We spoke about measuring the quality of physicians. I remarked that quality metrics have as much evidence as Garcinia Cambogia — we had just laughed about Dr. Oz. I expected a chuckle. Instead, he became distinctly uncomfortable and, in a solemn tone, lectured me about the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “To Err is Human.” The physician, a bulldog of evi...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 26, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Surgery Source Type: blogs

Is ProPublica the Paul Revere of Transparency?
By SAURABH JHA, MD Recently, I was speaking with a “less is more” advocate. He used his superior knowledge of statistics – he had an MPH – to debunk randomized controlled trials. We discussed overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the shakiness of medical sciences. We spoke about measuring the quality of physicians. I remarked that quality metrics have as much evidence as Garcinia Cambogia – we had just laughed about Dr. Oz. I expected a chuckle. Instead, he became distinctly uncomfortable and, in a solemn tone, lectured me about the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, “To Err is Human.&rdquo...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: THCB Source Type: blogs

Dr. Oz shouldn’t be fired. And here’s why.
If I could invite four people for dinner, alive or dead, they would be Mark Twain, William Shackleton, Christopher Hitchens and Homer Simpson (Bart’s dad). If Mehmet Oz turned up with a bag of Garcinia cambogia, I would excuse myself. Few things drive me to the abyss more reliably than the banality of status updates on Facebook and the monotony of health freaks. I would rather face the aftermath of vindaloo followed by industrial strength Picolax than watch an episode of the Dr. Oz Show. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Fin...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 15, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Mainstream media Primary care Source Type: blogs

Ridicule Mehmet Oz, Don’t Have Him Fired
By SAURABH JHA, MD  If I could invite four people for dinner, alive or dead, they would be Mark Twain, William Shackleton, Christopher Hitchens and Homer Simpson (Bart’s dad). If Mehmet Oz turned up with a bag of Garcinia Cambogia I would excuse myself. Few things drive me to the abyss more reliably than the […] (Source: The Health Care Blog)
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: THCB Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

After serious self-reflection, is there redemption for Dr. Oz?
Recently, Dr. Oz has come under scrutiny for his information on a number supplements that he alleges help with weight loss. Over the past 2 years, he has presented information about 3 diet supplements: green coffee extract, raspberry ketones and garcinia cambogia. After reviewing the available information, I can not agree that there is compelling scientific information to recommend these products. I am a bit bewildered that Mehmet Oz, a very well trained cardiothoracic surgeon, currently a professor of surgery and former full-time academic physician at Columbia University, would repeatedly go out on such a limb. Continue r...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 30, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Physician Mainstream media Source Type: blogs

Dr. Oz’s evolution as America’s foremost promoter of quackery continues apace
I’ve often written of “black holes of stupid” that threaten to rupture the fabric of the space-time continuum, so dense and full of stupid are they. Such black holes tend to come from places like the wretched hive of scum and antivaccine quackery known as Age of Autism, the wretched hive of scum and conspiracy… (Source: Respectful Insolence)
Source: Respectful Insolence - May 2, 2014 Category: Surgery Authors: Orac Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Popular culture Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking Television Garcinia cambogia green coffee bean extract Inc. Mehmet Oz Mike Adams Miracle Garcinia Gambogia Nathan Martinez Oscar Maria R Source Type: blogs

Dr. Oz’s take on Garcinia Cambogia
It is not unusual for people to aspire to have an hour glass figure. But they lack the conviction to undergo the rigors of hitting the gym for a regular session or workout. Nor do these people have the will power to go on a diet. For such people who lack the time or the inclination to work out or diet, there is a new magical supplement named Garcinia Cambogia which is known to have given the consumers excellent results. Introduction to Garcinia Cambogia Many people are surprised with the miraculous effect of Garcinia Cambogia’s weight control strategy.  Weight reduction in just a few weeks’ span is really...
Source: Mental Nurse - March 13, 2014 Category: Nurses Authors: Author104 Tags: Health and Fitness Garcinia Garcinia cambogia Natural Supplement Source Type: blogs

How to Lose Weight Fast Using Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia cambogia has been christened the Holy Grail of weight loss due to the effectiveness with which this weight loss supplement works. It is true that this is undoubtedly the number one weight loss supplement as people who have used it before have seen positive results. Drop weight fast However, for this garcinia extract to work effectively, you must adhere to the recommended dosage. Two, you need to assume a healthy lifestyle that will give the extract a conducive environment to work in. You should shed substantial weight during the first 10 days of using this extract. This, however, is dependent on how much you foll...
Source: Mental Nurse - February 11, 2014 Category: Nurses Authors: Author123 Tags: Health and Fitness Garcinia cambogia healthy life weight loss Source Type: blogs

Study: Garcinia Fruit May Help with Weight Loss
Garcinia cambogia has recently been generating buzz in the diet world as a fruit that helps overweight individuals achieve weight loss.Contributor: Marv DumonPublished: Nov 22, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 22, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Weight Loss and Metabolic Rates: Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia cambogia has received widespread media attention when United States television personality Dr. Oz promoted Garcinia cambogia extract as a "magic” tool for weight loss.Contributor: Dylan YoungPublished: Sep 16, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - September 16, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Information About the New Nutritional Supplement Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia Cambogia gets approval by Dr. Oz as one of the best medical breakthroughs.Contributor: Heather M. Johnson-EmersonPublished: May 01, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - May 1, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Progress Report: Week 3 on Garcinia Cambogia
This article is a progress report of my experience with Garcinia Cambogia.Contributor: Charlene CollinsPublished: Apr 28, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - April 28, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs