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Tag: screening


How overdiagnosis and other harms can undermine the benefits of screening: A new primer in our toolkit

1 1/29/2018

In the real world, harms of lung cancer screening prove greater than expected


Pernicious PR Promotion of Overdiagnosis – my talk at Barcelona conference


BBC takedown of exaggerated jogging study gives a second helping of bad advice

1 10/1/2014

My article kicks off 5th Annual Health Literacy Month Blog Series


What women need to know about USNWR’s “16 Health Screenings All Women Need”

2 6/27/2014

The long list of warnings about community screening programs is getting longer

3 7/29/2013

Cautions on cancer screening, overdiagnosis and overtreatment


The media are influential…on everyone else, say Alzheimer’s specialists


9-part series on overdiagnosis