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DrBinks.com Relaunch! Today!

Posted on March 9, 2021 by admin

DrBinks.com is live!

Removing Surgical Centers of Excellence Criteria – Throwing the Baby out with Bathwater

Posted on June 29, 2013 by admin

The flaws in the current Centers of Excellence (COE) program are quite notable and the Michigan group’s data suggesting so are well known. However CMS considering throwing out COE (see links below) is ill-advised and premature. We all remember the ‘wild west’ times when there was NO designation in place to hold back the tide

Number of Subway Restaurants Linked to Higher Obesity

Posted on May 13, 2013 by admin

In this 2011 study, the number of Subway restaurants was linked with higher obesity rates in 26 advanced economies – The study was published in Critical Public Health (De Vogli, Kouvonen & Gimeno, 2011). In my opinion, this is a fine example of why the myopic focus on the “evil” Sugar-Sweetened Beverage industry or “Big Food”

The rumor effect on science in media – False impressions of science through traditional media, social media, and pseudomedia

Posted on August 22, 2012 by admin

I typically have thought of writing this story when I see gross misrepresentations of the science reported in the media and further proliferated through social media and pseudomedia  (blogs). It reminds me of that game where you tell a secret and watch it grow as it is passed from person to person. Each adding their

Habit, addiction, and behavior change.

Posted on August 20, 2012 by admin

Changing hard-to-change behavior (habits) is among the greatest challenges we seem to face.  These days it seems we tend to call anything that is hard to change or does us harm an addiction. If you scan the popular press you might conclude that as a society we are ‘addicted’ to everything from love, to social