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    • Overdiagnosed

    • Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health
    • By: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz, Dr. Steven Woloshin
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening is the best preventative medicine, Dr. Gilbert Welch builds a compelling counterargument that what we need are fewer, not more, diagnoses. Documenting the excesses of American medical practice that labels far too many of us as sick, Welch examines the social, ethical, and economic ramifications of a health-care system that unnecessarily diagnoses and treats patients.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read for All!

    • By J. D. Portnoy on 12-07-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Less Medicine, More Health

    • 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care
    • By: H. Gilbert Welch
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated - and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The truth will set you free

    • By Rene B Milner on 04-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Why Doctors Shouldn't Be Punished for Giving Prostate Tests

    • By: H. Gilbert Welch, Peter C. Albertsen
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Why Doctors Shouldn't Be Punished for Giving Prostate Tests" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by H. Gilbert Welch and Peter C. Albertsen and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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