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After spending a gorgeous star-studded night in an enchanted treehouse surrounded by giant redwoods, making love one last time, they awaken to stray beams of early morning sunlight that have managed to penetrate the dark coolness of the thick forest. 1,955 more words

Short Stories

WOAE011 Jack O'Sullivan

Jack O’Sullivan is a medical doctor who researches overdiagnosis. He explains concerns about unnecessary tests detecting cancers which might never develop into serious health problems for individuals in their lifetimes. 42 more words

Wide Open Air Exchange

How your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is at Risk for Fraud and Abuse: What you need to know about the "PHP-Blueprint" and "New Paradigm"

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) evolved from the “industrial” or “occupational” alcohol programs (OAPs) of the 1940s that were developed by companies to address alcohol abuse and its impact on the workplace. 2,942 more words

"Physician Health"

THYCA INC and the "Myth" of Overdiagnosis

The foremost patient advocacy organization for thyroid cancer in the United States is THYCA INC.  According to its web site, THYCA was founded in 1998, by a group of thyroid cancer survivors and has a mailing address in New York City.  971 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

The diabetes race - the turtle of fasting glucose v the hare of HbA1c?

Bismillah,  alhamdulillah: Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. This Venn diagram nicely illustrates how changing the diagnostic criteria for diabetes will affect the epidemiology of diabetes. 457 more words

Ian Hay Addresses "Overdiagnosis" of Thyroid Cancer at the ATA Meeting

Dr. Ian Hay, a renowned expert on thyroid cancer from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, gave a talk entitled “Changing Attitudes to the Most Common Endocrine Malignancy, T1 PTC” in one of the opening sessions of the… 240 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis

Education about Overdiagnosis is Preferable to Claiming it Doesn't Exist

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article about the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer.  The study, which was written by epidemiologists from the World Health Organization found striking evidence for the overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer in many developed countries around the world.  1,586 more words

Thyroid Cancer Overdiagnosis