Maybe it’s just me but TikTok is probably the last place I would seek any kind of medical advice. For those who’ve never heard of TikTok it caters to teens and the younger crowd. Videos are recorded mostly on smart phones and meant to be viewed on smart phones. The videos are short, usually only a few seconds long and amount to little more than a stream of consciousness rather than a well thought out and edited video
The prices various health care payers negotiate for joint replacement has no relation to the quality of care, a new study found. Total joint replacement – mainly hips and knees – are the most common reasons for hospitalization for people over 65. The number of joint replacements are expected to rise as 73 million Baby Boomers succumb to old age.
I am overdue for a colonoscopy. I’ve been meaning to schedule one for over a year but when the time comes to do so I put it off because it’s not the most pleasant procedure to endure. Colonoscopies for colorectal cancer are one of the few cancer screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the others are breast, cervical and lung cancer. However, I just read that only 14.1% of cancers are caught through screening.
I went to a urologist a couple years ago. He examined me and told me he was 85% sure what I had was not serious and would resolve on its own. However, if I wanted to be 100% sure, there was an in-office test ($450) and an MRI ($350) that he could order for me. I got the feeling he was probably really 95% sure I was fine. The urologist likely offered additional tests out of defensive medicine and the fact that some patients desire more care than others. I was cash pay so I opted out of it.