The doctor’s challenge

by Christina on April 18, 2011

One of the major challenges of modern medicine:

“Tests and medicines, like food, seem as if they should be good for you, but they aren’t always. Test results can be inaccurate or unclear, leading to incorrect diagnoses or the ordering of more tests. Medicines can be harmful. Our bodies are good at healing themselves, and a doctor’s challenge has always been to decide when, how and even if we should do anything to help this process. This is one of the major challenges of modern medicine.” ~Sean Palfrey

From this great piece in The Washington Post — worth reading.

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