Book Excerpt: Overdiagnosed

The average American's life expectancy increased from 1999 to 2002; during the same period, however, the average healthy life expectancy decreased. Why? Are we living longer but sicker? Read this excerpt from Overdiagnosed to learn why this problematic trend could be the result of healthy Americans being being treated for diseases and conditions they don't have. Click here to purchase your copy.

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Read the introduction from Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health by Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, Dr. Lisa M. Schwartz and Dr. Steven Woloshin.

Overdiagnosed