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Entries by David H. Newman, M.D. from 11/2013

Medical Tests: The Illusion of Reassurance

| Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Tests are increasingly common, visits are increasingly short, and doctors now commonly forego thorough physical examination. Put bluntly, in the exam room we are already doing less talking and touching, and more testing.

The Statin Insanity

| Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living

We currently have a statin epidemic, with 25 percent of adults over the age of 45 taking the pills, a large majority of whom do not have heart disease and have not seen the numbers.