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Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America

Verfasser/in: Nortin M Hadler
Verlag: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Serien: 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  Weiterlesen…
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Hadler, Nortin M.
Worried sick.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008
(DLC) 2007042147
(OCoLC)175055551
Medientyp: Dokument, Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Internet-Ressource, Computer-Datei
Alle Autoren: Nortin M Hadler
ISBN: 9780807886182 0807886181 9781469602233 1469602237
OCLC-Nummer: 233573346
Anmerkungen: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (376 p.)
Inhalt: 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.
Serientitel: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
Verfasserangabe: Nortin M. Hadler.

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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 Sick is an object lesson regarding the uses and abuses of a particular type of treatment, such as mammography, colorectal screening, statin drugs, or coronary stents. By learning to.

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