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Treating Statistical Markers of Disease Is Not the Same as Treating Disease Itself

Not exactly dental or high tech but it is highly relevant to the future of dental diagnosis and treatment.

…it was also important because it points to a general lesson, namely that treating statistical markers of disease is not the same as treating disease itself. This should be obvious, but in practice it isn’t. Doctors increasingly treat risk factors as if they were disease, with the result that they could sometimes be doing more harm than good.

via PJ Lifestyle » Treating Statistical Markers of Disease Is Not the Same as Treating Disease Itself.

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