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[YouTube] Question your medical tests? Oh yeah, it’ll make you happy!

Question your medical tests? Oh yeah, it’ll make you happy!.

From the 24 July 2014 KevinMD.com post

Who knew questioning medical tests could be so much fun? Watch Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” with lyrics that advocate more sensible medical testing. James McCormick, co-host of the Best Science Medicine Podcast, wrote this pitch perfect parody.  The ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign educates both physicians and the public to question medical tests and treatments.

 

The ABIM provides links to Things Physicians and Providers Should Question.
Topics include

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqQ-JuRDkl8

Related links

Doctors Call Out 90 More Unnecessary Medical Tests, Procedures

 

 

August 21, 2014 Posted by | Health Education (General Public) | , , , , , | Leave a comment

[Reblog] My talk to Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT Medical Evidence Boot Camp 2013

From the 8 December 2013 post at HealthNewsReview.org

Last week in Cambridge, I spoke again (5th time?) at this event.  Always an honor.   Always a smart audience.

Thanks to Phil Hilts for the invitation and the opportunity to share our work with a new group of journalists.

Here are my slides.

Some excerpts

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December 9, 2013 Posted by | Consumer Health, Educational Resources (Health Professionals) | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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