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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.
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At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment tell us we need, American consumers need to adopt an attitude of skepticism and arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions about what care is truly necessary. Each chapter of Worried  Read more...
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Hadler, Nortin M.
Worried sick.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008
(DLC) 2007042147
(OCoLC)175055551
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nortin M Hadler
ISBN: 9780807886182 0807886181 9781469602233 1469602237
OCLC Number: 233573346
Notes: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource (376 p.)
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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