By: "The SkepDoc" Harriet Hall, MD.
This talk was given Saturday, May 6, 2006
EWEB Community Room, Eugene
Almost everyone today takes some kind of vitamins, diet supplements, or
herbal medicines. What is the evidence to support those practices? What
really works and what doesn't? Is "natural" better? Is it sometimes worse?
How can you evaluate the claims of advertisers and alternative medicine
practitioners? Hear some horror stories and learn how to protect your
health and your pocketbook. The presentation includes humor, sound effects
and cute pictures of kittens.
About "The SkepDoc" Harriet Hall, MD
Harriet A. Hall, MD, alias "The SkepDoc," is a retired family physician/Air
Force flight surgeon who writes about alternative medicine and
pseudoscience. She is medical advisor to the Quackwatch website and is on
the editorial board of the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. Her
articles have appeared in Skeptical Inquirer, Skeptic magazine, Pensar, The
Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine and on the web at Quackwatch.org.