New doctors take an oath to first do no harm, but physicians often go too far in their quest to keep that oath - exposing patients to aggressive treatments that don't improve outcomes and drive up healthcare costs.
Just how broken is the United States health care system? Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, paints a grim picture in his new book "How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick In Ameri...
If you’re facing surgery, you no doubt want to do all you can to prepare. But many of the things that patients are told to do, including some their doctor may recommend, aren’t necessary and can even cause harm. Read full article >>
More than 700 doctors nationwide wrote prescriptions for elderly and disabled patients in highly questionable and potentially harmful ways, according to a report of Medicare’s drug program released Thursday. Read full article >>