Recommended Reading: Against All Those “Health Screenings”

There’s been a lot more noise lately about the overuse of medical testing – and over-treatment and over-medicalization in general. Frankly, we’re glad to see it. And we hope it will finally lead to some change (long overdue!). The latest outcry has included an excellent opinion piece that ran a few weeks ago in the …

Dentally Identifying Diabetes, & Other News of Note

Dentists Can Help Identify Diabetes (Dental Tribune International) Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine found that dental visits represent a chance to intervene in the diabetes epidemic by identifying individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes who are unaware of their condition. The study sought to develop and evaluate an identification protocol for high …

Stat!: Medical Overkill & Waste

Portion of medical tests and treatment done yearly in the US that may not be needed: 1/5 to nearly 1/3 of all procedures World rank of US citizens in terms of most medical radiation received: 1 Number of antibiotic prescriptions given annually for viruses: “Tens of millions”   According to a recent study in Health …