Ridiculous Study of the Week: Chronic Medical Problems Can Kill You


Out of the minds of morons comes this beauty. Here is the headline. Ready for it?

Chronic Medical Conditions Can Shorten Seniors’ Lives: Study
Preventing older people from developing additional illnesses may boost life expectancy, researcher says

Now do I really need to say anything else? The fact that these studies get funded and the media picks up on it is beyond me. There needs to be a game called Real or Fake Study and see which ones you get right. It would be impossible to figure out with ones like I mention above.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Chronic Medical Problems Can Kill You

  1. Stella Fitzgibbons MD
    August 6, 2014 at 9:08 am

    My favorite comment on longevity came from my son upon hearing that some measure or other would reduce the chances of dying. “But, Mom, I thought the chances of dying were 100%.”

    Out of the mouths of adolescents.

  2. August 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Thank Mr. Flexner. Over 100 years ago, he thought doctoring should be more sciencey. It is, but the burden of publication became the juggernaut that it is today. Having trained in “Real Science” before medical school, it is awful to consider the medical literature against real science. Doctors can publish and bears can ice-skate. Few can do it with grace.

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