Archive for May, 2012

5 Medical Tests You May Not Need

By CARRIE GANN, ABC News Medical Unit

April 4, 2012—

A routine visit to the doctor’s office can bring up a laundry list of medical tests, all designed to screen for one serious disease or another. But according to a new report from leading physician groups, a large number of medical tests and procedures billed as routine are largely unnecessary.

For many patients and doctors, it’s easy to adopt the notion that if a little screening is good, more of it is better, “just to be sure” nothing is wrong. But that approach is costly,

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