Something as simple and routine as a blood test can have life-changing consequences, and some patients whose test results from medical startup Theranos were later found to be inaccurate faced stress and worry, had to be re-tested, and made life-altering medical decisions based on wrong information. What did that look like in real life? [More]
It’s tough to psych yourself up for medical exams, but lugging your body into the doctor’s office for preventative maintenance is more effective than shunning professional medicine in hopes that you’re healthy.
In a study that will no doubt draw sighs of relief from middle-aged men nervous about going in for prostate cancer screenings, researchers concluded undergoing certain tests for the cancer doesn’t lower the risk of death in patients.