By: Joe Graedon January 3, 2019 33 Comments
    The Law of Unintended Consequences Strikes Hospi…

    Have you ever heard of the law of unintended consequences? This is when something that was supposed to be beneficial turns out to bite you in the butt. Here is just one example: Kudzu is an ornamental…

    By: Joe Graedon February 1, 2018 34 Comments
    Why Does the Flu Kill So Many Healthy People?

    Influenza continues to make millions of people sick around the country. There have been way too many deaths. Clearly, this year’s influenza epidemic caught health professionals by surprise, even tho…

    By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2015 50 Comments
    Doctors Disagree About Putting Petroleum Jelly i…

    A decade ago we responded to a reader who put Vicks VapoRub in her nose before bed to control symptoms of post-nasal drip. We suggested that this might not be such a good idea and quoted the manufactu…