Seeking Sickness with Alan Cassels

Everyone thinks of preventative medicine as the best course of action.  But is it possible that getting certain medical screenings when you are healthy, the same screenings your doctor urges you to get,  could be harmful to us?   Today’s guest Alan Cassels is here today to talk about the industry of medical screening, to parse out the good tests from the bad ones and the discuss the potential unforeseen and sometimes irrevocable consequences of getting screened prematurely.  Alan Cassels is a drug policy researcher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and most recently the author of Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease.

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