web analytics

Medical Testing – Are We Doing Too Many Tests?

In 2012, the recommendation for men to get an annual PSA test (prostate specific antigen blood test) to screen for possible prostate cancer was reversed by the United Sates Preventive Services Task Force. Other recommendations for annual tests such as annual EKG tests, yearly pap smears, etc. have come under fire as well. The idea and evidence is that these tests either don’t help much with health outcomes and in many cases lead to false positive test results … [Read more...]