Making poor choices by misjudging the level of risk

by STEVEN KUSSIN, MD on August 5th, 2012 in PATIENT-   Risks are not certainties. They are the possibility that an activity will end badly. Risk is a handmaiden to almost everything we do. Life itself is risky. Every decision is associated with the possibility of harm. Risk can’t be avoided, but it can be managed. Let’s talk today about the chances we take while living our everyday lives. Risks are subject to a variety of misconceptions. What’s risky and what’s not is often a function of our personalities. Those who are risk averse put their money in the bank. … Continue reading