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What’s the evidence for evidence-based medicine?

March 13, 2017

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Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributor

Dr. Monique Tello is a practicing physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, director of research and academic affairs for the MGH DGM Healthy Lifestyle Program, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, and author of the evidence-based lifestyle … See Full Bio
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Dr. Andrew D. Timothy, DO, MS
March 22, 2017

Excellent blog Dr. Tello. Looking at where we have been in the past and the rapid advancement within the past 50 years to the new modalities that are currently being developed. Our current treatment will eventually be outdated as the information you cited above. Maintaining an open mind as you report will allow us to better understand the process of improving medicine for our patients.
Dr. Andrew D. Timothy, DO, MS

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
April 5, 2017

Thanks so much, appreciate your insight.

Leslie Jandreau
March 19, 2017

Many, many years ago I read a biographical novel based on Dr Semmelweis and found it heart-breaking. I’m sure it was influential in forming my interest in my own health choices: I like to see the science, especially behind claims made by Big Pharma (and Big Ag), and I prefer to investigate and try alternate choices first – like herbal teas and other remedies, etc. But there, too, I tend to be cautious because there is so little reliable scientific evaluation of traditional remedies, while the ‘hypsters’ who want my $$$ are out there in huge numbers….
Dr Tello, I enjoyed this blog post and feel sure I’m on the right track! Thank you.

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
April 5, 2017

I would agree that your approach is sound and safe!

Peter Cone
March 17, 2017

These two statements by Contributing Editor Monique Tello, MD, MPH, confuse me:

When I wanted to lose the fifty-odd pounds of baby weight I’d gained, do you think I didn’t try pouring apple cider vinegar into everything I drank?*

*No, none of these things worked for me. If they worked for you, that’s great.

Did she, or did she not, try this?

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
April 5, 2017

Oh, I tried that and more, my friend. I have another post up about how I did lose that fifty pounds somewhere on here. It didn’t involve any supplements or meds, only real food and limited carbs combined with exercise, and healthy doses of positive attitude and perseverence.

March 13, 2017

This site blog has got a lot of really useful stuff on it. Thanks for informing me.

Monique Tello, MD, MPH
April 5, 2017

Thank you!

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