Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized?
Ivan Oransky - Health reporter
Ivan Oransky is the executive editor of Reuters Health, and has done pioneering work in covering scientific retractions. Full bio
just as bad at predicting
osteoporosis, a bone thinning disease,
women for three years
who were diagnosed
you have the risk factor for it,
precondition and then eventually
relationship. Doctors, most of them,
basically incentivized to do more --
Americans, we can't just stand
they want a drug.
doesn't give you that,
eventually, and the doctor didn't order that test,
constantly trying to expand
We have advocacy groups,
this isn't actually about blaming
everything you can do.
every corner, you put a robot
build it, they will come.
told me for free,
wasn't swinging at every pitch
About the speaker:Ivan Oransky - Health reporter
Ivan Oransky is the executive editor of Reuters Health, and has done pioneering work in covering scientific retractions.
Why you should listen
Ivan Oransky is a doctor-turned reporter. With an MD and an internship completed, he left to cover heath and health care, bringing the insight of a trained doctor to the beat. He is now executive editor of Reuters Health, and also teaches journalism and medicine at New York University.
He is also the co-founder of Retraction Watch a blog that tracks and investigates retractions in scientific journals, and it's sister-site, Embargo Watch, doing the same for reporting on scientific papers.
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