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Are physicians overdiagnosing melanoma?

In an editorial in the February 1 issue of American Family Physician, Dr. Jenny Doust and peers wrote about the problem of dilating cancer interpretations, a common phenomenon in which the definition of a disease is “broadened over time to include milder and earlier occurrences, ” leading to harm “by exposing more patients to the […]

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A foolish consistency: topical NSAIDs for acute pain and lung cancer screening

I confess that I don’t withdraw having speak Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance, ” which contains the quotation: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little psyches, admired by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Instead, this sentence permanently inscribed itself into my head after watching the 1998 nostalgic slapstick “Next Stop Wonderland, ” which […]

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Breast cancer screening is likely to be harmful after age 75

To increase acute maintenance capacity during the COVID-1 9 pandemic, infirmaries have suspended elective surgical procedures, and family medicine rehearsals have adjourned sees for preventive care and monitoring of stable chronic diseases – particularly in cases older than 70 years, whose danger of developing serious illness from SARS-CoV-2 contracted in a health care setting likely […]