Worried sick: a prescription for health in an overtreated America

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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 ofWorried 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 distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health and use that wisdom to inform their perspectives on health-policy issues.
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table_of_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.
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title Worried sick : a prescription for health in an overtreated America
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