#ShowMoreSpine campaign aims to bring people together to stand up to the excesses of medicine, the selling of sickness and the overdiagnosis that comes from ever- widening disease definitions, threatening to turn more and more of us into patients.
We are outraged that experts in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, diabetes and osteoporosis have come up with disease definitions that label at least 75% of our fellow citizens “sick” and in need of preventive medication.
We’re kicking off our #ShowMoreSpine campaign with Vertebral Fractures which we think is a perfectly “mongered” disease definition threatening tens of thousands of women with a label that will leave them more medicalized and medicated but NOT any healthier.
Last year at the Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference we launched our #ShowMoreSpine campaign to create a movement against the widening of disease definitions. This week at PODC 2017 we want to take the campaign a bit further and having a soft launch for “International Day of Action to Prevent Overdiagnosis,“ (or, in short, Too Much Medicine Day #TMMDay).
We are not exactly sure what it will look like yet, so we’d like to collect your ideas. Our plan is to do a ‘soft launch’ this year and build momentum for next year's Preventing Overdiagnosis conference .
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