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Too Much Medicine
ABC  |  October 27, 2015
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Could our relentless pursuit of good health be making us sick? Advances in medicine have propelled health care to new heights. A vast array of diagnostic tests and drug therapies is now available but an increasing number of doctors now say that sometimes, "less is more" when it comes to medical interventions. They argue that excessive interventions are causing more harm than good. Dr Maryanne Demasi examines how our relentless pursuit for good health could be making people sick.

Could our relentless pursuit of good health be making us sick? Advances in medicine have propelled health care to new heights. A vast array of diagnostic tests and drug therapies is now available but an increasing number of doctors now say that sometimes, "less is more" when it comes to medical interventions. They argue that excessive interventions are causing more harm than good. Dr Maryanne Demasi examines how our relentless pursuit for good health could be making people sick.

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