Category: overdiagnosis


Yes, melanoma can be overdiagnosed, but news stories like these don’t discuss it


Viagra vs. Synthroid: two big drug stories show big differences in reporting priorities


Are demanding patients driving the epidemic of unnecessary medical care?

1 3/14/2018

Wearable technology to screen for atrial fibrillation: Does it raise more questions than it answers?


Could finding more cancer lead us to understand risk factors less?

1 12/20/2017

New blood pressure guidelines: supporters get coverage, critics don’t. Why?


Podcast: Allen Frances, MD – A psychiatrist’s take on the DSM, Pharma, and Donald Trump

3 10/3/2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How do we end up pink-washed every October?

4 5/16/2017

Cashing in on emotions: How pharma profits from medicalizing the normal spectrum of feelings


New thyroid guidelines demonstrate why we need an independent USPSTF