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When More Medicine Isn't Better

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Not surprisingly, doctors end up not tolerating uncertainty. In our high-tech era, this means more is done. A patient has seemingly vague symptoms, so the doctor orders some laboratory tests "just to get a baseline."

9 In 10 Docs Blame Lawsuit Fears For Overtesting

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Ninety percent of physicians surveyed said doctors overtest and overtreat to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. That senti...

ER Doctors: Lawsuit Fears Lead To Overtesting

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Fast decisions on life-and-death cases are the bread and butter of hospital emergency rooms. Nowhere do doctors face greater pressures...

Tips From A Cancer Survivor To Help Ease Your Fear About Medical Tests

beliefnet.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's that time of year again for me. Testing time. Ye Annual CAT Scanne. Like the Olde Time Ice Cream Shoppe. But with doctors and isotope-laced Cryst...