At Risk: The True and False Promises of Medical Screening

Most of us believe that when a doctor orders screening tests, that's a serious step toward keeping illness at bay. The screening test can find factors that place us at risk for diseases we might develop in the future or find hidden diseases. In either case, we will be treated. Screening tests are considered a triumph of modern public health medicine. I only wish it was that straightforward. It turns out that many of the commonly recommended screening tests fall far short on this promise. They...Full Story
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