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Disease-mongers : how doctors, drug companies, and insurers are making you feel sick

Author: Lynn Payer
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We're going to need to run a few tests" has become a common refrain in over-medicalized America. Are the barrages of expensive tests necessary? Are we really sick? Leading medical writer Lynn Payer  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Payer, Lynn.
Disease-mongers.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1992
(OCoLC)753428570
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Payer
ISBN: 0471543853 9780471543855 0471007374 9780471007371
OCLC Number: 25629728
Description: xii, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. How to Create Disease. 1. The Disease-Mongers: How the Medical-Industrial Complex Persuades You to Be Sick. 2. A Disease Is Not a "Thing" 3. The Misuse of Diagnostic Tests. 4. The Players and the Payers. 5. Disease-Mongering Tactics --
pt. 2. Case Studies. 6. Aches and Pains: Becoming a Patient. 7. Lyme Disease and "Lime" Disease. 8. If You're Tired, You Have ... 9. Allergy to Life and Everything Else. 10. Creating Cardiac Cripples I: "Silent" Myocardial Ischemia: Should You Take a Stress Test? 11. Creating Cardiac Cripples II: Murmurs, Mitral Valve Prolapse, and Arrhythmias. 12. The "Diseasing" of Risk Factors: High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure. 13. The Medicalization of Menopause: Choose Your Disease. 14. "Precancerous" Breasts and the Overselling of Mammography. 15. Cosmetic Considerations. 16. Psychiatric "Disorders": From Hyperactive Kids to Anxiety and Insomnia. 17. Diagnosing Our Genes. 18. Putting Disease in Its Place: A Prescription for Change.
Responsibility: Lynn Payer.

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