Medical Tests

US Preventive Services Task Force Provides Healthy ReferenceA great way to learn about your health and the tests and screening you may need is to take a look at the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations by age.
Navigating Health Care And Its CostsA new report in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> has found that physicians need to talk to their patients more about treatment options and their costs.
Sharing Results Of Medical Tests Should patients be given their lab results, x-ray and MRI results and other potentially life-altering test results without a doctor's consultation?
A New Resource For Medical InformationThe American College of Physicians is teaming up with Consumer Reports to provide medical information regarding important medical topics that affect many of us.
The Effect Of Electronic Medical Records On Healthcare Costs According to a report in the journal <em>Health Affairs</em>, computerized patient records are unlikely to cut health care costs and may actually encourage doctors to order expensive tests more often.
Concern Over Skyrocketing Number Of CT ScansThere is increasing concern over exposure to ionizing radiation from a skyrocketing number of CT scans for all kinds of medical testing.