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Useless Medicine Q&As

* Are colonoscopies and other screenings for colorectal cancer worth having? More Advice From Dr. Whitaker * Browse Q&As on all topics * Go to the Useless Medicine Health Center

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Useless Medicine: Mammogram Procedure

…that American medicine has overpromised when it comes to screening. The advantages to screening have been exaggerated.” The bottom line: Do your research and make your own decision about a mammogram screening based on facts, not fear. More Dr. Whitaker Advice on Useless Medicine * PSA tests *…

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Useless Medicine: PSA Testing

…the prostate cancer death rate has not dropped significantly—proof that many of the cancers treated are small, localized tumors that, if left alone, would never cause illness, let alone death. More Dr. Whitaker Advice on Useless Medicine * Mammograms * Angioplasty * Blood pressure readings

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Useless Medicine: The Angioplasty Procedure

…of people, safer alternatives are equally, if not more, effective. That’s why I recommend that if and only if conservative therapy fails to reduce your symptoms should angioplasty be considered. More Dr. Whitaker Advice on Useless Medicine * Bypass surgery * Blood pressure readings * CT scans

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Useless Medicine: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

…this invasive cardiology issue through now, not when you’re lying in the E.R. with a doctor telling you you’re going to die if you don’t have coronary artery bypass surgery right away. More Dr. Whitaker Advice on Useless Medicine * Blood pressure readings * Mammograms * Angioplasty

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Featured Questions & Answers

…much should I take? * What does it mean if a vitamin is “all-natural”? And is it better? * When should I take my supplements? Useless Medicine * Are colonoscopies and other screenings for colorectal cancer worth having? Vision Health * Are there any natural remedies for pink eye? Weight…

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Beware CT Scan Side Effects

…exposing yourself to the CT scan side effect of receiving unnecessary radiation that may increase your risk of cancer, you’re stepping onto a slippery slope of more testing and unnecessary medical intervention. More Dr. Whitaker Advice on Useless Medicine * Mammograms * PSA Tests * Angioplasty

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