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Title:
Hype : a doctor's guide to medical myths, exaggerated claims and bad advice - how to tell what's real and what's not
Author:
Shapiro, Nina, 1947- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
xvii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: Worrywarts and fearmongers: the dangers of magical or misinformed thinking -- A site to behold: the wild west of internet medicine: how to help your doctor, check your symptoms, and Google if you're dying -- Risky business: what ebola and your car have in common: how to put risk into perspective -- Turf wars: an important lesson in correlations: how to understand cause, link, and association -- Get me off your f*cking mailing list: a study worthy of your attention: how to make sense of medical research jargon -- Tipping the scale on a balanced diet: you are not always what you eat: how to filter out the noise on juicing, going gluten-free, detoxing, and GMOs -- Fat-free sugar, organic cookies, and "fresh" produce: a walk through the supermarket: how to read a label -- The true cost of being fortified: supplements, powders, and potions: how to remain vital without vitamins -- Raise your glass: water, water, everywhere: how to be smart without drinking smart water -- Putting the C back in CAM: complementary alternative medicine: how to stay natural while taking your medicine -- Take a shot: the perils of losing the herd: how vaccines save the community, the home, and your health -- Testing, testing, one, two, three: from the outside looking in: how to determine when to get checked, x-rayed, swabbed, or poked -- When 50 is the new 40: drinking from the fountain of youth: how to gracefully, without really trying -- Hyped exercise: climb every mountain: when walking beats running -- Conclusion: Don't believe the hype: Is it all hype?
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ISBN:
9781250149305
Format :
Book