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Hyperdiagnosis: The Wellness Industry's Anti-Employee Jihad

Healthmine just released a survey bragging about how many employees were diagnosed through wellness programs. That reminded us of our popular 2013 posting on The Health Care Blog called… 1,079 more words


UberDx Chapter 6

The latest salvo in the mammography overdiagnosis debate, from Harding et al at

JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 06, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.3043

A classic overdiagnosis curve, showing a dramatic increase in breast cancer diagnosis, as related to proportion of women getting mammograms, without a commensurate change in 10 year mortality. 20 more words


Doses and Diagnoses: Our Arrogant Search for Physical Perfection

Nobody’s perfect. Oddly enough, there are doctors and nurses who think otherwise.

Up to 80% of abnormalities discovered through full-body scans are not fatal — name anything, it can be found in someone who appears otherwise to be healthy. 477 more words


The Graco-Goetzel-Bravo plot thickens...more twists and turns

The Graco-Goetzel-Bravo-Hopkins case study is turning into another Nebraska fiasco.  As with Nebraska, the numbers all contradict one another.  But unlike Nebraska, there has as yet been no admission of deliberate lying in the Graco case study. 449 more words

Wellness Doesn't Work

Public not being informed about dangers of medical overdiagnosis

(University of Sydney 20 May 2015) A national survey reveals that only one in ten Australians report being told about the risk of overdiagnosis by their doctors, according to research published today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. 8 more words

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Critical physiotherapy - best of the web update

Here are a few highlights from the web over the last couple of weeks that might be of interest.

This Longform article Autobiography of a body… 413 more words