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Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America

Author: Nortin M Hadler
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, the author argues that an even more important issue is being overlooked. Although necessary health care should be available to all who need it, he says, the current health care debate assumes that everyone requires massive amounts of expensive care to stay healthy. He urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nortin M Hadler
ISBN: 9780807831878 0807831875 9780807872338 0807872334
OCLC Number: 175055551
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: 376 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Methuselah complex --
The heart of the matter --
Risky business : cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure --
You are not what you eat --
Gut check --
Breast cancer prevention : screening the evidence --
The beleaguered prostate --
Disease mongering --
Creakiness --
It's in your mind --
Aging is not a disease --
Working to death --
"Alternative" therapies are not "complementary" --
Assuring health, insuring disease.
Series Title: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Responsibility: Nortin M. Hadler.
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