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Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America

Auteur : Nortin M Hadler
Éditeur : Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Collection : H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Popular Works
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Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Hadler, Nortin M.
Worried sick.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007042147
(OCoLC)175055551
Type d’ouvrage : Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Ressource Internet
Format : Internet Resource, Computer File
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Nortin M Hadler
ISBN : 9780807886182 0807886181 9781469602233 1469602237 9780807882719 0807882712
Numéro OCLC : 233573346
Notes : "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description : 1 online resource (376 pages).
Contenu : 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.
Titre de collection : H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Responsabilité : Nortin M. Hadler.

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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  Lire la suite...

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"Case by case, Hadler exposes the excesses, the unjustified costliness, and the ineffectiveness of the present medical scene. He presents a proposal for a health-care insurance system that will Lire la suite...

 
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