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On April 14, 2020, a new book by Dr. Offit will be released. Titled Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, Dr. Offit’s latest book describes 19 situations where scientific studies have shown that we shouldn’t be doing something, but we do it anyway. Topics include infections, supplements and drugs, food and over-the-counter products, cancer screenings, surgery and common beliefs. For example, vitamin C does not treat or prevent colds (Chapter 17) and teething does not cause fever (Chapter 19). Dr. Offit also addresses heart stents, knee surgery, prostate screenings, and whether you really should finish your course of antibiotics or treat fever.
Dr. Offit said, “I wanted to write this book because it’s always good to question our assumptions.”
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