June 8th, 2012 – “Alternative” Medicine

My guest on this program is William M. London, Ed.D., M.P.H.  He is a specialist in the study of health-related superstition, pseudoscience, sensationalism, schemes, scams, frauds, deception, and misperception. He is working on a study of the prevalence of quackery among chiropractors. He is co-host of Credential Watch; associate editor of Consumer Health Digest, a free weekly e-newsletter available by subscription; and co-author of Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions, Ninth Edition.

Professor London has taught a wide variety of public health and health education courses, and is currently a professor in the Department of Public Health at California State University, Los Angeles. The subject matter of his courses has included: health promotion, community health, and a course in “Healthy Skepticism.”

Links of interest and for further information:

Quackwatch—Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions
Skeptic.com—The Skeptics Society and Skeptic Magazine
Skepticality—The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine & The Skeptics Society
Skeptical Inquirer—Journal of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
The Institute for Science in Medicine
The Amazing Meeting (TAM) 2012
Purdue Skeptics Society
Science-Based Medicine


It Worked for Me! The Healthy Skeptic’s Guide to Testimonial (YouTube)