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Why getting COVID-19 testing if you only have mild symptoms or are simply worried could actually be more harmful than helpful.
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A rigorous new study finds the "hotspotting" approach to health care super-users doesn't work as well as hoped. It's another case of hype outpacing the evidence.
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Why employers should stop wasting precious resources on ineffective health screenings and employee lifestyle programs.
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Victoria Sweet’s new book offers a personal take on where modern medicine went wrong, and suggests that corporate restraints stand in the way of a more thoughtful approach to care.
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U.S. spending on health care alone is large enough to make it the world's fifth largest economy. A more thoughtful, evidence-driven approach to delivering care could curb such staggering statistics.
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Medicare recently announced it is likely to cover a diabetes prevention program that has been shown to be highly effective. Our Slow Medicine team explains why that’s exciting news for pre-diabetic patients.

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Whether it's doctors or restaurants, it turns out that our brains are more likely to be influenced by narrative reviews, such as those on Yelp, than by other rating systems and metrics.

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As physicians, we can find evidence in the research literature to support or discourage almost anything. If we don't have a coherent approach to care, it's quite difficult to decide when we have sufficient evidence to change our practice.

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In a watershed development on Tuesday, the American Cancer Society announced it was backtracking on its aggressive breast cancer screening recommendations. The new guidelines are much more aligned with the practice of Slow Medicine, and they should change how we talk to patients about screening.

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Obamacare has strongly encouraged the creation of accountable care organizations, which focus on coordinating patient care so that, in theory, wasteful practices are eliminated and money is saved. But the early results have been mixed.

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