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Posts Tagged ‘ You Docs ’

Dr. Oz, the Cardiovascular Surgeon, Doesn’t Understand High Blood Pressure

February 4, 2012

In a You Docs column a few weeks ago, a reader asked, “… how high is too high for the top one (the blood pressure number)?”  You Docs response:  “What’s too high for the top number (systolic) is simple: Anything above 160 is an emergency – head for the ER immediately.”...
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More on the Harms of the POEM Assumptions — the CA-125 Test

June 19, 2011

I received a heartfelt response to one of my posts about Dr. Oz. The response is a reply to that post and I re-post it here in its entirety. First, the thoughts of the writer, Mr. Graham; then, my response. From Mr. Graham: My wife died December 2, 2010 at our...
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How Dr. Oz Increases Healthcare Costs — Example 2, Multi-ologist Recommendations

May 1, 2011

My local newspaper prints the You Docs column 3 days a week and I’ve been reading it for over two years. I can’t say I’ve read every column in that time, but I can say most of them. There is a clear pattern to their writing and thinking. In the column...
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How Dr. Oz Increases Healthcare Costs – Example 1, Ovarian Cancer Screening

March 6, 2011

In a recent You Docs column in my local newspaper, a woman asked about new ways to detect ovarian cancer. She went on to state, “Each year I ask for an internal pelvic exam and a CA-125 test. My mom died from breast cancer and my sister from ovarian cancer.” The...
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