31 Mar 10 Medical Tests to Avoid
Doctors are warning that some of the common medical tests routinely taken by Americans do more harm than good, waste billions of health caredollars annually and could endanger your health or even your life.
Among the tests targeted by prestigious panels of doctors as overused were annual Pap smears, regular PSA tests, regular EKGs and even routine yearly physicals. Overuse of such tests leads to dangerous side effects, pain, radiation exposure, unnecessary surgery — even death, the doctors said.
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