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Category: overdiagnosis


Osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures: Advocacy groups and medical device maker spin misleading message


What did journalists overlook about the Apple Watch ‘heart monitor’ feature?

4 8/16/2018

Too Much Medicine: A small medical conference with a big impact


Podcast: Emergency docs highlight toxic health care myths


Podcast: The clear and present danger of too much health care


Screening for atrial fibrillation with a wearable patch: Seek and ye shall find … and then what?


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?