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Category: Evidence-based medicine


Part 2 in AP series on overtreatment: back pain


AP: Overtreatment – more medical care isn't always better


The hurdle of transforming trial results into real changes In medicine


The Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Mess

12 3/24/2010

Asking more "unpleasant questions about mammography screening"


The medicalization of life

12 3/15/2010

Memo to Harry Smith & CBS News re: colonoscopy crusading


The Prostate Cancer Treatment Bazaar, complete with lack of trial data & conflicts of interest


A week of news on overtesting, overtreatment, need for informed patients

6 3/8/2010

Journal editor troubled by Obama's CT scan for coronary calcium & virtual colonoscopy