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Off Topic: Salman Khan – Khan Academy: Education Reimagined

Salman Khan – Khan Academy: Education Reimagined I haven’t forgotten loose ends I haven’t had time to tie:  inserting the citations into Letter to a Medical Student [part 1][part 2][part 3][part4], and posting the last installment of How to Get Rid of Ants for Good [part 1][part 2].  The information in the first two parts is no longer enough …

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Letter to a Medical Student — What % of Cases are From Detergent? — Part 3

I’m afraid I don’t keep track of citations electronically; I will add in citations after the last post.  There will be at least 4 parts. AJ [Part 1]  [Part 2]  [Part 4] Part 3: So when I say 25-60% of eczema cases result from detergents, I’m really considering the commonality of circumstances under which detergents would …

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Letter to a Medical Student — What % of Cases Are From Detergent? — Part 1

I appreciate hearing from someone in medical school.  When I first wrote the website, I was doing citizen science before there was a term for it, so I had no framework to do anything but share through our own journey, in order to help as many people as possible until I could write something more …

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Dogs and Cats Get Eczema Too: Feline and Canine Atopic Dermatitis also on the Rise — How to Make a Healthier Home for Pets

Using SolveEczema.org for dogs and cats with atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is not just a growing problem for people, more and more household pets are suffering as well. Horses can be affected, too. I will deal with this topic a little more in my book, but I felt like I had to write at least …

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Some Badger Sunscreens Recalled for Contamination

Since I recommend this sunscreen as one of the best for SolveEczema.org users, I just wanted to post this voluntary recall information: “Some Badger sunscreens are being recalled after potentially-dangerous bacteria and fungus were found during testing….” http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57604845/badger-kids-sunscreens-recalled-for-bacteria-fungus/  And for Canadian users (thanks to Julie for the link!): http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/health-headlines/badger-baby-and-badger-kids-sunscreen-recalled-due-to-contamination-1.1474117#.Uke2vrnN7Fo.email Here’s the link directly to the …

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Off Topic (sort of): Is the Placebo Effect Real?

In order to help people with my site and blog, I try to stay away from saying anything controversial — aside from my belief that eczema is eminently solvable and understandable, and that there is nothing really wrong with these kids absent these relatively new environmental influences.  I only wish what I have to say …

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Catching up … if my computer will cooperate …

Well, when I drop off the face of the earth for awhile, at least relative to my blog, I feel like I should catch up before posting more.  But I’m not someone who writes well about the usual slogs of life, so — my apologies!  I am still wrapping up from the crowdfunding and cleaning …

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Social Competition Entry: Ending the eczema and allergy epidemic, without drugs or expensive interventions

I have entered SolveEczema.org in a healthcare competition – Innovations for Health – sponsored by the Ashoka and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations. It’s unlikely to win, but if the entry is well-received, I may make good connections or find resources to help further work in the future. The organizers have told entrants to reach out …

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Thank you for a successful crowdfunding effort!

Thanks for all the support for the crowdfunding effort that ended February 29, 2012! I will be working on a scientific paper and a book for SolveEczema.org.  I will soon be putting up a newsletter capability on the blog to send out progress notes. In the crowdfunding goals, I didn’t promise the medical paper in …

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Postcript on affiliate marketing (or not) on SolveEczema.org

In December, I suspended affiliate marketing for SolveEczema.org for a number of reasons, including that the time it took for it to provide enough support to be helpful took directly away from the site work. I removed the pages and most of the links, but apparently forgot the Amazon aStore link (links?) from the recommendation …

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