Breaking down the “20 mind-blowing medical breakthroughs” hyped by Readers Digest

“Breaking down the “20 mind-blowing medical breakthroughs” hyped by Readers Digest.” By Harold Demonaco, Health News Review.

The use of “cures…mind blowing…breakthroughs” as descriptors should set off alarms in readers. While there is a nubbin of truth in each of these stories, the real truth that readers/consumers need is stretched a bit in most.  Rather than educating the consumer, the majority of the 20 bulleted items overestimate the value of the “breakthroughs.”  The net result is likely to be an ill informed reader and potential consumer.

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