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Overtesting

Why Are Medical Mistakes Our Third Leading Cause of Death?

Allen Frances | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

I have a friend who has lung cancer -- the "good," slow-growing kind. His doctors have been less kind than the cancer. They keep screwing up in ways that seem likely to kill my friend before his cancer does.

Joy Resmovits

Bill Clinton Says Charter Schools Aren't Living Up To Their Potential

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Charter schools have great potential, but they aren't living up to their promise, former President Bill Clinton said late Tuesday night at...

'Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!'

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

We must bring back the art of medicine and the art of healing and treat all of our patients with a "listening infusion."

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."

Overtesting Cancer Patients In Late Stages

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — If you knew you had one year to live, would you have medical tests you didn't need? Turns out a surprising number of patients with la...

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...