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Op-Ed

‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Is Increasingly Being Recognized as Unscientific

  • January 9, 2024

American medical associations are doubling down on their support of so-called gender-affirming care for children even as lawsuits mount and European countries reverse course. America’s public reckoning with the harms inflicted on kids by pediatric gender medicine ticks closer by the day, and indeed several studies published in recent…

Report

Racial Concordance in Medicine: The Return of Segregation

  • December 20, 2023

Do patients have better health outcomes after seeing physicians of the same race? The ongoing reality of disparate health outcomes, with black patients typically experiencing worse outcomes than members of other racial groups, has drawn significant attention to this question.

Op-Ed

Watch out! Antisemitism is soaring in US medicine

  • November 24, 2023

Antisemitism is now a full-blown crisis on the college campus, but it doesn’t end there: Similar hatred is increasingly widespread in the medical profession, where it’s even more dangerous. Doctors, nurses and medical students who are supposed to heal are instead promoting hate — a fact that should terrify Jewish…

Media Mention

Bad Medicine

  • November 22, 2023

A wave of open Jew-hatred by medical professionals, medical schools, and professional associations in the wake of the Hamas slaughter suggests that a field entrusted with healing is becoming a licensed purveyor of hatred.. Read more on Tablet Magazine.

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The Anti-Semitic Double Standard of Medical Organizations

  • November 22, 2023

The radicalism observed on college campuses and in other elite spaces and institutions has or at least ought to invite soul-searching and fresh deliberation about where and why Jew-hatred is cultivated and sheltered.

Op-Ed

Anti-racism supersedes actual medicine, endangers patients

  • October 27, 2023

Ibram X. Kendi’s gravy train could soon screech to a halt. The famous "anti-racist" professor is under intense public and institutional scrutiny after a Boston University investigation revealed that his "Center for Antiracist Research" squandered tens of millions of dollars, producing practically no research.

Commentary

JAMA Once Again Favors Orthodoxy Over Rigor, Curiosity

  • October 5, 2023

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) observes that black patients on dialysis are less likely than others to be placed on the kidney transplant waitlist. In what appears to be a matter of orthodoxy for JAMA, the researchers assume…

Op-Ed

A New Front in the War on Merit

  • September 20, 2023

Millions of academic studies are published each year. Some fundamentally alter the course of history, while others never even get cited. Those curious about the effect of specific researchers, papers, or journals often turn to a metric called “impact factor.” This metric counts the number of citations accrued by a…

Op-Ed

See No Harm

  • August 14, 2023

Call it a match made in heaven. The Journal of the American Medical Association has a penchant for publishing non-rigorous research, and CNN has an insatiable appetite for promoting it. Their latest rendezvous comes by way of a study that sets out to assess regret and…

Op-Ed

The Affirmative-Action Ruling Could Spell Trouble for the MCAT

  • August 10, 2023

Patients may suffer the painful consequences if the war against merit — and for racial discrimination — continues. The Supreme Court’s recent ruling against affirmative action in college admissions isn’t deterring fans of race-based admissions — it’s inspiring them to seek workarounds. And that could be bad news for the Medical…

Commentary

JAMA Beclowns Itself Yet Again

  • August 1, 2023

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently made waves by publishing junk science in one of their journals. Old habits die hard. Only one week later, they’re at it again. The new study inquires whether “implicit bias” is associated with “disparities in breast reconstruction rates, complications, or cost” among women who received mastectomies as a treatment for breast cancer.

Op-Ed

Birth of a Woke Myth: A new study on mass shootings is a prime example of public health’s growing penchant for policy-based evidence-making

  • July 25, 2023

Is there any limit to the degree to which “researchers” will discredit themselves to prove their woke bona fides? A new study published in JAMA Surgery suggests not. The study, “Association Between Markers of Structural Racism and Mass Shooting Events in Major US Cities,” purportedly seeks to understand whether evidence exists that “structural racism” plays a role in mass-shooting events.

Commentary

Taking Stock of a Milestone Moment in the Pediatric Gender Medicine Debate

  • July 17, 2023

A game-changer. That’s the undeniable reality of a letter published last week in the Wall Street Journal by 21 clinicians and researchers from nine countries. The authors, including some of the foremost experts in pediatric gender medicine, warn that childhood medical transition carries uncertain evidence of benefit but “the risks are significant and include sterility, lifelong dependence on medication and the anguish of regret.”

Op-Ed

The Weak Evidence Behind ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ for Children

  • July 10, 2023

The Endocrine Society is ignoring the dangers that sex-change treatments pose to minors. Stephen Hammes’s response (Letters, July 5) to our op-ed (“The Endocrine Society’s Dangerous Transgender Politicization,” June 29) proves our point: The Endocrine Society is ignoring the dangers that sex-change treatments pose…

Op-Ed

Selective Research from the AAMC

  • July 6, 2023

The Association of American Medical Colleges goes cherry-picking for data supporting “racial concordance” in patient treatment. Early last month, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)—the organization that oversees the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and cosponsors the accrediting body for all medical schools— published a story claiming that …

Commentary

Trans activists aren’t ready to tell the truth about Europe

  • July 1, 2023

When will transgender activists tell the truth about Europeans reversing course on so-called “gender-affirming” care for kids? Several weeks ago, the Ohio House Public Health Committee heard testimony from critics and proponents of House Bill 68, which would prohibit medical transition (i.e. puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones and surgeries) for children expressing gender dysphoria. One of the opponents of the bill was Christopher Bolling, a retired pediatrician who coauthored “several American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements and clinical practice guidelines.”

Op-Ed

The Endocrine Society’s Dangerous Transgender Politicization

  • June 28, 2023

A federal court last week struck down an Arkansas law banning the provision of sex-change procedures—off-label “puberty blockers,” opposite-sex hormones and surgery—to minors. In the June 20 ruling, Judge James M. Moody Jr. repeatedly cited the Endocrine Society, the professional organization of physicians who specialize in hormones. He wrote that…

Op-Ed

Public Health Goes Woke on Counting Deaths

  • June 16, 2023

A recent study on mortality rates between different races offers politicized deceptions instead of scientific inquiry. Woke ideology isn’t corrupting just our children’s education and our political discourse. Just as troubling is its destructive impact on scientific inquiry — the foundation of progress in virtually every field of life. In medical…