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Finding game plan for defensive medicine

August 14, 2013

Guy limps off the tennis court with an obvious sprained ankle. The doctor tells him to go home, elevate the leg and put some ice where it hurts....

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Marcia

Aug-15-13 6:43 PM

Very interesting article. I once had a discussion with a physician assistant about how antibiotics are over prescribed in our society and how it is affecting our ability to fight infections. Then he asked me if I want an antibiotic for my illness. I asked if it would me it better. He said if i took it it would get better in a week, if I didn't it would take seven days. I asked why he offered it given our conversation, and he said that most people want them to do something, anything. Doctors need to be better educators of their patients, explaining the risks of this type of practice.

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Steiner

Aug-14-13 9:07 AM

defensive medicine needed ? hmmm, part of the problem as i see it is the doctors dont talk to the chemists or physicists. .They dont try and put quantum physics into the healing process. the human body is seen as just like a car, replace defective part. The cell is not the unit of life, it is flat earth to think that way now. Heart disease is the number 1 killer, followed by cancers I think. The carrying capacity of the blood would be limited as it contains little chemicals to enhance the carrng capacity. If not for constant agitation,the circulation, the blood would settle quick. medical mistakes are in the top 10 causes of death . One can imagine then, there is gonna be lawsuits in cases like that. People suit over too hot coffee ! Boiler water gets more attention than the water we just drink down the hatch. No food company I know of uses straight tap water, the product would taste funny and go bad quick.

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