Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Law Of The ER

Rada Jones, MD: "68 laws of the ER".

I, of course, liked:
64. Sage's First Advice: Skip the CT if the patient with abdominal pain is eating McDonald's.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: "So You Got A Consumer DNA Test For Christmas -- Now What?"

My latest Forbes column is now out: "So You Got A Consumer DNA Test For Christmas -- Now What?"

I discuss some unintended consequences of direct-to-consumer DNA testing, as well as the growing use of publicly available genetic data bases for tracking people.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: "Could #MeToo Hurt Women's Health Care?"

Even good movements can create bad unintended consequences. My latest column in Forbes asks: "Could #MeToo Hurt Women's Health Care?"

I discuss recent research that fears of false accusations of sexual assault could prevent men from giving life-saving CPR to women in cardiac arrest.  


Monday, October 29, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: When Government-Backed 'Nudgers' Go Bad

My latest Forbes piece is now out: "When Government-Backed 'Nudgers' Go Bad".

I discuss how bad science and bad government policy may have affected the diets of millions of American school children.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: How Licensing Laws Harm Mothers, Infants, And Lactation Consultants

My latest Forbes column is now out: "How Licensing Laws Harm Mothers, Infants, And Lactation Consultants".

I discuss the new law in the state of Georgia mandating licensure of lactation consultants, and how that harms minority and low-income mothers and babies.

Fortunately, the Institute For Justice is on the case, fighting this unjust law.

More details at, "How Licensing Laws Harm Mothers, Infants, And Lactation Consultants".


Monday, July 30, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: Why The Idea Of Single Payer Heath Care Won't Die

My latest Forbes column discusses how "single payer" health care keeps being rejected at the state level — often by Democrats.

Yet it keeps coming back, like a political zombie: "Why The Idea Of Single Payer Heath Care Won't Die."

Related piece by Steve Forbes: "Only Free Markets Will Save — And Strengthen Healthcare".

Friday, June 29, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: Doctors Need To Shut Up More

In which I put on my Grumpy Old Man hat and complain about other doctors, "Doctors Need To Shut Up More". My latest in Forbes.

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