On Unnecessary Medical Care

Also see these two interesting articles:

Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? (The New Yorker)

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes: Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments. (The Atlantic)

A Sadly Beautiful Quote

“Commercial interests, reporting bias, secrecy, ethically dubious studies and inertia are the ingredients of contemporary research and publication practices.”

Concerning Censorship of Medical Doctors Offering Nutritional Advice

Preventing a medical doctor from speaking on the subject of nutrition to their patients is a very strange thing. If the food we eat is the cornerstone of our health, how can a doctor help patients to regain health if they are not allowed to talk about food?