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Less medicine, more health : 7 assumptions that drive too much medical care

by Welch, H. Gilbert.

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"Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings," the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises the public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And that is absolutely true - except for the checkup part. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Our enthusiasm for everything medical
  • Assumption #1. All risks can be lowered
  • Assumption #2. It's always better to fix the problem
  • Assumption #3. Sooner is always better
  • Assumption #4. It never hurts to get more information
  • Assumption #5. Action is always better than inaction
  • Assumption #6. Newer is always better
  • Assumption #7. It's all about avoiding death.