Discussing medical myths with Dr. Paul Offit

December 18, 2020
Miranda Hester

Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.

Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Paul Offit, MD,to talk about his recently published book Overkill: When modern medicine goes too far, which discusses medical myths.

Does vitamin C really help with colds? Should the antibiotic course be used? Is it better to let a fever run its course? Many ideas in medicine have been around for so long that they feel like truth and continue to guide care, in spite of research that shows they're either ineffective or potentially harmful.

Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Paul Offit, MD, the director of the Vaccine Education Center and an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, to talk about his recently published book Overkill: When modern medicine goes too far, which discusses medical myths.