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Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America

Autore: Nortin M Hadler
Editore: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Serie: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Hadler, Nortin M.
Worried sick.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008
(DLC) 2007042147
(OCoLC)175055551
Tipo materiale: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Nortin M Hadler
ISBN: 9780807886182 0807886181 9781469602233 1469602237
Numero OCLC: 233573346
Note: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Descrizione: 1 online resource (376 p.)
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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