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Forbes: 8 Unnecessary Medical Tests and Treatments

EEGs

Don’t perform EEGs (electroencephalography) on patients with recurrent headaches.

Recurrent headache is the most common pain problem, affecting up to 20 percent of people. The recommendation states that EEG has no advantage over clinical evaluation in diagnosing headache, does not improve outcomes, and increases costs. (American Academy of Neurology)

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