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Natural causes : an epidemic of wellness, the certainty of dying, and killing ourselves to live longer

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : First edition, Large printView all editions and formats
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The respected cellular immunologist and author of the best-selling Nickel and Dimed shares cautionary insights into today's healthcare practices to identify the cellular sources of aging and illness while revealing how most treatments are aggressive and offer only an illusion of control and better survivability at the cost of life quality.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 9781538730928 1538730928
OCLC Number: 1029872928
Description: xix, 374 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Midlife revolt --
Rituals of humiliation --
The veneer of science --
Crushing the body --
The madness of mindfulness --
Death in social context --
The war between conflict and harmony --
Cellular treason --
Tiny minds --
"Successful aging" --
The invention of the self --
Killing the self, rejoicing in a living world.
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich.

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The respected cellular immunologist and author of the best-selling Nickel and Dimed shares cautionary insights into today's healthcare practices to identify the cellular sources of aging and illness while revealing how most treatments are aggressive and offer only an illusion of control and better survivability at the cost of life quality.

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