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Less is More

#Less is More is an adage I’ve come to believe more and more of in medicine.NPR_logo

I’ve written about the issue before, but just up on NPR’s Shots blog is my latest on commercial, direct-to-consumer screening tests. I don’t have a problem with the tests themselves, but I don’t like that they’re done in churches where people are unduly influenced to have them done; I also don’t like that “customers” are encouraged to have these done when they don’t need to (i.e. aren’t at risk). The company denies that it does that, but anecdotal experience suggests otherwise.

Once again, blessed to have stunning collage art by Katherine Streeter.
Enjoy.

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