Knowledge is power. I don’t know who first said it…but this short 3 word sentence says a lot.
I spend a great deal of time researching medical issues and try to share some of the “nuggets” I find. Well….try The Center for Medical Consumers.
The Center for Medical Consumers, a non profit advocacy organization, was founded in 1976 with ambitious goals. One was to provide access to accurate, science-based information so that consumers could participate more meaningfully in medical decisions that often have profound effects upon their health. Another was to hold medicine more accountable by revealing that much of the treatment advice proffered by doctors and other health professionals is based on little or no evidence of safety and effectiveness.
The Centers articles include discussions on hip and knee replacement surgery, the drug Vytorin, MRI scans, antibiotics before surgery, and many, many more.
My Take: Be Powerful when it comes to your healthcare.