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10 Tips for Reducing Health Fears

In this blog series, I’ve been exploring the relationship between fear, anxiety, and how it leads us to overmedicalize health care. In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed The Shocking Dangers o…

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5 Reasons Not To Be Afraid Because We’ve Never Been Safer – Part 3

If you think your body – or the body of someone you love – might be at risk of being overmedicalized, keep reading! In Part 1 of this blog series, I discussed The Shocking Dangers of Medical Overdiagn…

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How To Avoid Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog series – The Shocking Dangers of Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment - I shared with you the data supporting how more tests do not necessarily equate to better health. In …

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The Shocking Dangers Of Medical Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment – Part 1

Back when I was still in clinical practice, my newly pregnant patient Samantha, accompanied by her husband John, asked if I would order every medical test known to modern science in order to guarantee…

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