How about them Angels!

by Medicine Men -- Docs are people and like baseball too. Since one of these writers lives in Orange County, Calif., home of the world champion Anaheim Angels, and the other in more…

Children as guinea pigs

by Medicine Men -- "Let's do it for the children." How many times, over the last decade or two, have we heard the politicians intone that chant. But now that insufferably self-serving more…

Congress short-changing seniors on health care

by Medicine Men -- Congressional scandals come in two varieties. One involves criminality, malfeasance, dark and secret things. The other involves what they do legally – right out in the open – more…

The terrorism of litigation

by Medicine Men -- "Did litigation and junk science help bring down the World Trade Center?" So asked attorney Andrew Schlafly this July in a speech before the annual meeting of Doctors more…

The imminent rise of 'civic feminism'

by Medicine Men -- A year ago, the words "civic feminism" would have seemed a contradiction in terms, and a bitter one at that. After so many decades of gimme-gimme-gimme and boy-am-I-pissed, more…

'A ray a day' to replace the daily apple?

by Medicine Men -- So the sky isn't falling, after all. Actually, it's back up to where it was all along. Maybe even a little bit higher. The non-catastrophe under consideration is more…

Beware of celebrities hawking drugs

by Medicine Men -- Over the past half-century, we've learned that whenever we hear celebrities and drugs mentioned in the same sentence, it usually involves either an arrest or somebody emerging triumphantly more…

Avoid a 9-11 overdose

by Medicine Men -- The Sept. 11 attacks are about to be played out again, this time in slow motion media coverage. Americans are bracing themselves for an estimated 100 hours of more…

From Doubleday to strikeday

by Medicine Men -- Build it and they will come. Destroy it and they won't come back. Abner Doubleday must be yelling foul ball from his grave six feet under the mound. more…