When 'overmedicalization' goes too far

EKG machine
A nurse prints out an EKG monitor reading in the emergency room at Coney Island Hospital.
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

Author Katy Butler recently wrote about the despair her family endured in the final months of her father's life due to an unnecessary medical procedure.

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