Note to our followers: Our nearly 13-year run of daily publication of new content on HealthNewsReview.org comes to a close at the end of 2018. Publisher Gary Schwitzer and other contributors may post new articles periodically. But all of the 6,000+ articles we have published contain lessons to help you improve your critical thinking about health care interventions. And those will be still be alive on the site for a couple of years.

Category: overtreatment

10/2/2018

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

4 8/16/2018

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

16 3/30/2018

New York Times delivers a one-sided attack on skeptics of a clot-busting drug for stroke

3/28/2018

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

3/15/2018

Are demanding patients driving the epidemic of unnecessary medical care?

1/8/2018

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?

3 12/6/2017

Sham surgeries: A tale of medical reversals & the role of the media

2 11/9/2017

A pharma sales army aims to increase ‘fibroid awareness’; women’s health experts brace for collateral damage

10/10/2017

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