Diabetes Choosing Wisely Articles
Making hard choices about chronic kidney disease
What to do if you have kidney disease or heart problems.
Explore the pros and cons of getting imaging stress tests for your heart.
Choosing Wisely is an initiative by the ABIM Foundation to identify commonly-used tests or procedures whose necessity should be questioned and discussed.1. Do I really need this test or procedure? Medical tests help…
Learn when you should, or shouldn't, be tested for low levels of vitamin D.
Part of the Choosing Wisely campaign which is an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and from Consumer Reports.
If you need a painkiller but suffer from high blood pressure, heart failure, or kidney disease, it’s best to steer clear of some commonly used pain relievers.
If you have chest pain or other symptoms of heart disease, a test that stresses your heart can be lifesaving. But in other cases, you should be cautious about the tests. Here’s why.
When the diagnosis is cancer, many people understandably want to pull out all the stops to treat it. But some tests, treatments, and procedures are not only unnecessary, they can even prove harmful.
You have a right to make treatment decisions, but the choices can be scary. Here's how to handle it.
Colonoscopy is the most accurate test for cancer of the colon and rectum, proven to detect the disease early and save lives. But even a very good test can be done too often. Here’s when…
If you’re scheduled for surgery, a pre-operative chest X-ray can sometimes help make it safer. But if you don’t have signs or symptoms of heart or lung disease, you should think twice about having the…
If your healthcare is straining your budget, it might be time to have a talk with your physician. Here are helpful tips for how to do it.
If you’re not at higher risk, you should think twice about a bone-density test.
Back pain can be excruciating. So it seems that getting an X-ray, CT scan, or MRI to find the cause would be a good idea. But that’s usually not the case, at least at first.
Millions of people are prescribed antibiotics each year for sinusitis. Unfortunately, most of those people probably don’t need the drugs. Here’s why.