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Too many tests, treatments

June 8, 2010

A review by the Associated Press found that one-fifth to one-third of tests and treatments that Americans get are unnecessary and can actually make conditions worse.

The review found that Americans are exposed to the most medical radiation in the world, from tests like CT scans. And that increases cancer risks. It also found that doctors order stents for cardiac patients before trying medication and prescribe antibiotics for viruses that the medicine won't help.

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