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Unnecessary Medical Tests

4 Medical Tests You May Not Need

Posted 06.27.2013 | OWN

By Jessica Girdwain "Is this test really necessary?" That's the question every woman should ask at her next doctor's visit. According to a report...

10 Things That Can Kill You in the Hospital

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Hospitals have recognized these medical errors as a significant problem, and they are taking steps -- such as hand hygiene compliance and surgical checklists -- to make care safer. But if you or your loved one needs medical care now, be on the lookout for these errors.

When It Comes To Health Care, Is Less More?

Next Avenue | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Gary Drevitch A groundbreaking campaign urges physicians to quit ordering 135 unnecessary tests and procedures Wh...

Many Medical Procedures Prove Unnecessary -- And Risky

| Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tara Haelle (Click here for the original article) The routine use of 130 different medical screenings, tests and treatments are often unnecessa...

Do You Really Need That Medical Test?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Don't be afraid to question your doctor and ask, "Do I really need that?" That's the advice from leading medical groups who came u...

Study Finds Medicare Recipients Given Too Many Unnecessary Tests

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty

When is too much of a good thing not so good? A study by Dartmouth College and just published by the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that certa...

12 Medical Tests That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty

Enter a new term into the midlife vernacular: medical gluttony. It's when our doctors order a barrage of "just in case" medical testing to keep us hap...

Jeffrey Young

Put Down The X-Ray Machine And Back Away

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With health care costs growing out of control, medical societies made up of family physicians, cardiologists and other specialists have ...

The Medical Myth of "More Is Better"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

It's been rightly said that the most expensive technology in American medicine is the doctor's pen, because with a flourish of the hand he can order an unnecessary test or surgery.