When Good Medicine Goes Bad

Plenty of Hollywood dramas have a patient come in to a hospital for one problem, and in the course of their testing doctors find something horribly wrong -- cancer, for instance -- with that seemingly unnecessary test being the difference between life and death. The story has appeal, but now a journal published by the American Medical Association is taking steps to highlight the perils of assuming that extra tests and treatments are always a good thing. Editors hope to spotlight the fact that...Full Story
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