Are those tests doing more harm than good?
When you're in grade school, the last thing you want to do is take a test. Study? No thanks! In adulthood, we take different kinds of tests-blood work, mammograms, colonoscopies and pregnancy tests. You don't have to cram, but they're generally not fun and the results can be real nail-biters.
Unlike your school-aged self, the grown-up you might think the more tests you get, the safer and healthier you'll be. (Though that voice in your head right now is the child inside you yelling, "More tests?! No way!"). That way if you need to lower your LDL cholesterol or get more vitamin D, or if you have a disease, you can start addressing the issue right away. Well, you might want to take it easy on the test-taking. Just as we said in our last column about vitamins and supplements, science is proving that too much of a good thing isn't always so good.
Before you start prepping for your next exam, take a look at these tests youRead More »from 4 Medical Tests Your Doctor Might Be Overprescribing