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Are Super Bowl Beer Ads a Bad Idea?

CNN – An article by James Sargent, professor of pediatrics, which argues that parents should approach ads for alcoholic beverages with great caution in light of a new study led by Sargent and his colleagues, which showed that youths’ exposure to alcohol advertisements influenced their drinking behaviors.

Why Physician Self-Referrals Have to Stop Now

Forbes – Highlights a quote from a 2012 New York Times column by H. Gilbert Welch, professor of medicine, on standard medical practices that late prove to be more harmful than good. “The truth is that for a large part of medical practice, we don’t know what works. But we pay for it anyway,” Gilbert writes.