Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health /

Overdiagnosed : making people sick in the pursuit of health /
Welch, H. Gilbert.
Boston, Mass. : c2011.
MCPHS Boston
Introduction : Our enthusiasm for diagnosis -- Genesis : people become patients with high blood pressure -- We change the rules : how numbers get changed to give you diabetes, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis -- We are able to see more : how scans give you gallstones, damaged knee cartilage, bulging discs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and blood clots -- We look harder for prostate cancer : how screening made it clear that overdiagnosis exists in cancer -- We look harder for other cancers -- We look harder for breast cancer -- We stumble onto incidentalomas that might be cancer -- We look harder for everything else : how screening gives you (and your baby) another set of problems -- We confuse DNA with disease : how genetic testing will give you almost anything -- Get the facts -- Get the system -- Get the big picture -- Conclusion : Pursuing health with less diagnosis.

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MCPHS Circulation - Boston Campus
RC71.3 .W45 2011Available