Totally Unnecessary Expenditures: The Medical Edition

Totally Unnecessary Expenditures: The Medical Edition. Not only do you really not need to spend money on a new pair of boots, but according to a study just out in the Annals of Internal Medicine, you also don’t need an EKG if you’re not in the high-risk heart disease category, nor — and try to keep the cheering to a minimum here — do you need a colonoscopy every time you turn around if the last one didn’t find anything interesting. The crew of author scientists labeled at least 11 more screening tools that may not be half so necessary as patients (and doctors) may be led to believe, so if anyone’s looking for ways to save some medical pocket change, this is probably the most painless solution around. [Daily Dose | Annals of Internal Medicine]