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.

#GetOffMyLawn #HLMenckenIsMySpiritAnimal

Monday, June 25, 2018

Hsieh WSJ Column On Doctors And Guns

I am honored and delighted to have been invited by the Wall Street Journal to write a column on the topic, "Should Doctors Routinely Talk to Patients About Gun Use?".

They invited two physicians to take opposite sides, with Dr. Megan L. Ranney of Brown University taking the "yes" side and myself taking the "no" position. Many thanks to all who helped provide quotes!

(I know that some readers might not be able to read the full piece because of the paywall. I'll see if I can post screenshots or excerpts of my piece later. You can often read the full text of the piece by searching for the title on Twitter and then viewing the piece through the Twitter link -- for example via this Tweet by Ari Armstrong.)

The link to the pair of pieces can be found here.



Monday, May 14, 2018

Hsieh Forbes Column: "Pelvic Exams On Anesthetized Women Without Consent: A Troubling And Outdated Practice"

My latest Forbes column is now out -- "Pelvic Exams On Anesthetized Women Without Consent: A Troubling And Outdated Practice".

Many doctors think this is "no big deal" and "good for society", whereas many patients consider this a violation.

Ultimately, the patients' wishes should prevail.