Tag Archives: overtreatment

Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Originally posted 4 May 2009Related Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might … Continue reading

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30 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Your Time

Want to damage your teeth? Here’s how! On the other hand, opening beer bottles with his teeth was not the cause of George Washington’s famous dental woes. (His dentures weren’t made out of wood either.) More about the bad old … Continue reading

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How Stress Triggers Immune System, & Other News of Note

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System (USA Today) Shedding some light on why stress might be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of your immune system ramp up when you get into personal conflicts with others. … Continue reading

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Drill-Happy Dentistry?

  Over the past several years, there’s been a growing awareness of overmedicalization and overtreatment within the medical establishment. While there are certainly many people who suffer from lack of access to health services, too much medicine is perhaps an … Continue reading

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More Doctors Saying “No” to the Drug Dealers

Here’s some good, or at least promising news, as a recent WSJ Health Blog headline put it: “More Doctors Giving Pharma Sales Reps the Cold Shoulder”: The number of physicians who were “rep-accessible,” defined as meeting with at least 70% … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Risk Facts and Other Recommended Reading

If Your Phone Is Giving You Cancer, Press 1 Maybe it’s part of the human condition – how we create and embrace new technologies without considering their potential ramifications. Then the law of unintended consequences comes into play. Some consequences, … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, … Continue reading

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