Format:
Book
Author:
Shapiro, Nina, 1947- author.
Title:
Hype : a doctor's guide to medical myths, exaggerated claims and bad advice - how to tell what's real and what's not / Nina Shapiro, M.D., with Kristin Loberg.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
©2018
Description:
xvii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Medical misconceptions.
Medicine, Popular.
Other Author:
Loberg, Kristin, author.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-270) and index.
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 age gracefully, without really trying -- Hyped exercise : climb every mountain : when walking beats running -- Conclusion : Don't believe the hype : is it all hype?
LCCN:
2017055072
ISBN:
9781250149305
1250149304
Other Number:
1022075019
System Availability:
5
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
5
Control Number:
1387099
Call Number:
610 S529H 2018
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
5
# System items in:
5