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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 interventions. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health care and use that wisdom to inform their perspectives on health-policy issues.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Quotes, Title Page, Further Reading, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Preface to the Paperback Edition
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgment
  2. p. xix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. One: The Methuselah Complex
  2. pp. 9-14
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  1. Two: The Heart of the Matter
  2. pp. 15-32
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  1. Three: Risky Business: Cholesterol, Blood Sugar, and Blood Pressure
  2. pp. 33-56
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  1. Four: You Are Not What You Eat
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. Five: Gut Check
  2. pp. 65-76
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  1. Six: Breast Cancer Prevention: Screening the Evidence
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. Seven: The Beleaguered Prostate
  2. pp. 95-104
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  1. Eight: Disease Mongering
  2. pp. 105-110
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  1. Nine: Creakiness
  2. pp. 111-134
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  1. Ten: It’s in Your Mind
  2. pp. 135-152
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  1. Eleven: Aging Is Not a Disease
  2. pp. 153-170
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  1. Twelve: Working to Death
  2. pp. 171-190
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  1. Thirteen: “Alternative” Therapies Are Not “Complementary”
  2. pp. 191-212
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  1. Fourteen: Assuring Health, Insuring Disease
  2. pp. 213-228
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  1. Supplementary Readings
  2. pp. 229-310
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 311-354
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 355-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-376
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  1. Further Reading
  2. p. 377
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469602233
Related ISBN
9780807872338
MARC Record
OCLC
233573346
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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