Monthly Archives: March 2016

Going Home from the Hospital? First Talk About Your Drugs

When you’re in the hospital and you hear you’ve been OK’d for discharge home, the last thing you’d  want to do is to start asking questions. The natural urge to is grab your suitcase and head for the closest exit. … Continue reading

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Uninformed Consent

The last time you consented to a procedure, test, or drug, were you told the whole story? Research suggests that you most likely were not. There are a lot of reasons why this happens, but there are some things you … Continue reading

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Can Your Blood Pressure Be Too Low? You bet.

You probably haven’t heard much about the dangers of low blood pressure. In Dr. H. Gilbert Welch’s book Overdiagnosed, he tells the story of a patient of his at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Vermont. Mr. Bailey was 82 … Continue reading

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Can’t Get the Right Diagnosis? How to Get Help

Some people spend years trying to get an unusual combination of distressing symptoms diagnosed and  treated. They go from doctor to doctor, test to test, hoping that someone will somehow put two and two together and name their problem. There … Continue reading

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