Astounding Number of Medical Procedures Have No Benefit, Even Harm – JAMA Study

proceduresWhat if millions of medical diagnoses, procedures, and treatments were based on, at best, questionable scientific evidence, but still performed daily, the world over, in the name of saving patients lives or reducing their suffering? A new JAMA review indicates this may be exactly what is happening.  Continue reading

‘Hidden Dangers’ of Mammograms Every Woman Should Know About

mammogramMillions of women undergo them annually, but few are even remotely aware of just how many dangers they are exposing themselves to in the name of prevention, not the least of which are misdiagnosis, overdiagnosis and the promotion of breast cancer itself.  Continue reading

New 3D Mammography Significantly Increases Radiation Exposure, and Your Risk of Radiation-Induced Cancer

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  • Breast cancer has become big business, and routine mammography is one of its primary profit centers. Mammograms deliver ionizing radiation, which is known to contribute to cancer. “New and improved” 3D tomosynthesis mammograms still require mechanical compression and expose you to Continue reading