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One of the emerging trends that undermines Goetz's common sense approach is "concierge medicine". Essentially people with money insist that they get immediate attention and every screening test possible even when they are relatively healthy:
Concierge Medicine: A “Regular” Physician's PerspectiveMichael Stillman, MDAnnals of Internal Medicine (March 16, 2010)
Can you all repeat that health test Web address? I zoned out there for a second...
So, just took the lifemath.net test... and its top recommendation:
take a daily baby aspirin
BUT.... what about this? This is the typical pushme-pullyou back and forth health info that I think drives us all crazy!
Who do I believe?
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/daily-aspirin-therapy/HB00073By Mayo Clinic staff
Daily aspirin therapy may lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, but daily aspirin therapy isn't for everyone. Is it right for you?
You should consider daily aspirin therapy only if you've had a heart attack or stroke, or you have a high risk of either.
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