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Category: Evidence-based medicine


Star Tribune is wrong about experts recommending annual physicals


TV station should stop promoting questionable screening tests at MN State Fair

1 7/30/2013

If you have low back pain, chances are increasing that you won’t be treated based on best evidence


Articles in JAMA Int Med suggest echocardiography and bone densitometry overused


Waste & Harm in the Treatment of Mild Hypertension: overtreatment, industry influence

1 5/21/2013

IMRT for prostate cancer: newer, costlier radiation no better than old


News story shines light on hospitals promoting questionable screenings


BMJ blogger: new cars for orthopedic surgeons and petomania still not an Olympic sport

2 5/9/2013

More questions about expanded uses of robotic surgery: gallbladder and bladder cancer operations


Calling for cocktail of open-mindedness and skepticism in UK news about antibiotics for back pain