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5 Things to Know Before Making Healthcare Decisions

Do you really feel prepared to make most healthcare decisions for yourself or your family?

Maybe you expect your healthcare providers will tell you whatever it is you need to know. 377 more words

Osteoporosis Drugs Not Effective as Claimed

Drugs being prescribed for osteoporosis, bisphosphonates, are not worth the cost and risk of side effects, according to a paper published in the British Medical Journal which analyzed data from 33 previous studies. 214 more words

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Is Bravo Wellness Running Out of Money?

USA Today and Kaiser Health News just published a terrific story on the hazards of overscreening, overtesting, and pry-poke-and-prod programs.

It revealed how screening all employees every year–and then sending them in for checkups –makes no sense on any level, and is contrary to all guidelines and literature.   353 more words

Just because it's healthcare, doesn't mean it's good for you

Wellness is about pushing employees into the healthcare system, almost always both against their will and their better judgment.  This story is a perfect example… 313 more words

Fifteen things good doctors should avoid - Choosing Wisely II

This is important reading if you’re a doctor.

And maybe of some interest even if you’re not.

Following this year’s successful launch of the Choosing Wisely Australia… 396 more words



I’ve written in a previous post about my experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago. I’ve always wondered if I should have forgone a mastectomy and adopted a watch and wait stance. 365 more words

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Mammograms Again Found to Have No Impact on Mortality

By Dr. Mercola for Mercola.com

Do annual mammograms save lives?

Several studies over the past few years have concluded that mammograms do not save lives, and may actually harm more women than they help, courtesy of false positives, overtreatment, and radiation-induced cancers. 368 more words