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Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America

Author: Nortin M Hadler; Shannon Brownlee; Jeanne Lenzer
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Series: H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series.
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Nortin Hadler's clearly reasoned argument surmounts the cacophony of the health care debate. Hadler urges everyone to ask health care providers how likely it is that proposed treatments will afford meaningful benefits and he teaches how to actively listen to the answer. Each chapter of Worried Sick is an object lesson on the uses and abuses of common offerings, from screening tests to medical and surgical  Read more...
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Hadler, Nortin M.
Worried sick.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)794241755
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nortin M Hadler; Shannon Brownlee; Jeanne Lenzer
ISBN: 9780807882719 0807882712
OCLC Number: 787842701
Description: 1 online resource (376 pages)
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 ; with a new preface by the author & a new foreword by Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer.

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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  Read more...

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[Hadler] has the requisite irreverence and skepticism toward medical providers and the healthcare labyrinth to write a clear-sighted appraisal of the current system's failures.--The Morning News An Read more...

 
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