Dr. Robert Cantu Commends Olympic Gold Medal Winner Shaun White

Snowboard fanatics all watched in horror as Olympic gold medal winner Shaun White slammed his face against the half-pipe during practice at the Winter X Games. Shaun was attempting a double McTwist 1260, an inverted aerial in which he spins three-and-half rotations. Luckily, he landed on his helmet and it went flying but he wasn't seriously ... Read More...

Dr. Dorrette Grant & Dr. Gerianne Geszler Mistake Pseudocyesis for Pregnancy

Dr. Dorrette Grant and Dr. Gerianne Geszler induced a woman for labor and gave her a cesarean section in late 2008. They were astounded to find no baby.  In reality, the woman had a condition known as pseudocyesis that can trigger a false pregnancy. A resident got fooled and gave misinformation to the doctors who relied on the residents prognosis. ... Read More...

The Research of Adders.org – Michael Jackson and ADHD

There are so many of us out there with varying degrees of ADD/ADHD and most of us go through life untreated. While, we can improve the quality of our lives. Here is an amazing Web Resource, Adders.org that is based in the U.K. and they tackle every facet of ADD and ADHD. I realized right away that they do not promote mind numbing medications and ... Read More...

Dr. John Habib Indicted into Irresponsible Doctor Hall of Fame for Drug Charges

As reported by Sun Sentinel: Dr. John Habib, 54, of Fort Lauderdale, has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of GHB, which is considered a date-rape drug. It is common for methamphetamine users to also take GHB to come down from the meth high. Authorities say Habib purchased 35 grams of ... Read More...

Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson Battles Large and Small Nuisances

Dr. Gabrielle Gold-Von Simson (nyu.edu)

Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson likes to get rid of nuisances in all shapes and forms. She is pioneering a new approach to get rid of a minor nuisance known as lice. The new method of killing lice comes in the form of a pill called Ivermectin (aka Stromectol). This pill contains medication that circulates in the blood and kills the parasites like ... Read More...

Vitals.com Best of the Doctor Bloggers – Pediatricians

The 10 Pediatricians listed below provide an excellent job of capturing the doctors point of view. These blogs run the full gamut from humorous, political, hot medical topics and just general musing and rants from the doctors at the end of a long work day. Congratulations to all of you for providing the public a great service. 1)  Dr. Robert ... Read More...

Dr Peter Norvig at SMX West: What’s New at Google Research

Dr Peter Norvig, went from NASA senior computer scientist to Director of Research at Google. He is also the author of the Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation and the world's longest palindromic sentence. This morning, he lists out the latest and greatest at Google at SMX West this morning. The slides were very brief so I don't have much in terms ... Read More...

Acclaimed Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Vikram Khoshoo in Fatal Accident

Dr. Vikram Khoshoo, a pediatric gastroenterologist from Michigan died Tuesday morning after his car ran into the back of a dump truck on U.S. 90 in Waggaman. Dr. Khoshoo, 54, was in the deadly encounter after his 2010 BMW X5 rear-ended a dump truck on U.S. 90, according to a press release from the Louisiana State Police. He was a doctor at ... Read More...

Mumps On The Stump: CDC Epidemiologist Kathleen Gallagher

The CDC is reporting a new outbreak of mumps in New York and New Jersey and it has officially affected more than 1,500 people since June. Vitals Spotlight reported last week on the NY Mumps outbreak and we were begging for the CDC to react. Since then, I have a spoken to a few pediatricians in the NY area and they believe that CDC is grossly ... Read More...

Hello CDC? New York City Mumps Outbreak

I get it. Scientists last week published in a medical journal the retraction of an infamous 1998 study that had linked the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism. Here's what I don't get. My own son had the vaccine, so why on earth did he wake up with the mumps this morning?  Now for the rest of the story. Saturday night, my 15 year old ... Read More...