The use of so-called "preventive" medicine to maintain good health is an intense and widespread phenomenon in modern Western societies. Although this appears logical and may have a solid scientific basis because it reflects medical community recommendations, several questions that require further investigation arise.
The authors believe that the most serious issue with this behavior in relation to modern medicine is overdiagnosis.
"What is good health?" and "What is a medical problem?" "What exactly are we looking for in medical examinations?" and "What is the relationship between medicine, society, and its practices?"