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The Resource Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Dr Paul Offit

Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Dr Paul Offit

Label
Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far
Title
Overkill
Title remainder
when modern medicine goes too far
Statement of responsibility
Dr Paul Offit
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An acclaimed medical expert and patient advocate offers an eye-opening look at many common and widely used medical interventions that are far more harmful than helpful. Modern medicine has significantly advanced in the last few decades as more informed practices, thorough research, and incredible breakthroughs have made it possible to successfully treat and even eradicate many serious ailments. But while we have learned much that has changed our outlook and practices, we still rely on medical interventions that are vastly out of date and can adversely affect our health. It is an article of faith, for example, that finishing a course of antibiotics prevents the recurrence of illness, that sunscreens block harmful UV rays which cause skin cancer, and that all cancer-screening programs save lives. But do scientific studies back up such beliefs? In this game-changing book, infectious-disease expert and Rotavirus vaccine inventor Dr Offit highlights fifteen common medical interventions still recommended and practised by medical professionals, despite clear evidence that they are harmful - including the above examples, as well as the treatment of acid reflux in babies, the lowering of fevers, and the reliance on heart stents and knee surgery. By analysing what makes these practices so ineffective and harmful, and by presenting medical alternatives, Overkill gives patients invaluable information to help them ask their doctors better questions and to advocate for their own health
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offit, Paul A
Dewey number
610
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical misconceptions
  • Medical care
  • Surgery, Unnecessary
  • Physicians
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Public health
Target audience
adult
Label
Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Dr Paul Offit
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067178220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781922310026
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1155488792
Label
Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Dr Paul Offit
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067178220
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
viii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781922310026
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1155488792

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