Last Well Person How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System

ISBN-10: 0773532544

ISBN-13: 9780773532540

Edition: 2007

Authors: Nortin M. Hadler

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Are we all disease time bombs? In this book, the author argues that unfounded assertions, massaged data and flagrant marketing have led to the medicalization of everday life, worrying us unduly and reducing the quality of our lives.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication date: 4/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Acknowledgments
Prologue
The Methuselah Complex
Interventional Cardiology and Kindred Delusions
Fats, Fads, and Fate
You and Your Colon
Breast Cancer and How the Women's Movement Got It Wrong
Prostate Envy
Worried Sick
Musculoskeletal Predicaments
Medicalization of the "Worried Well"
Turning Aging into a Disease
Health Hazards in the Hateful Job
Why Are Alternative and Complementary Therapies Thriving?
Epilogue: A Ripe Old Age
Annotated Readings
Bibliography
Index
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