The Resource Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Paul A. Offit, M.D, (electronic resource)

Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Paul A. Offit, M.D, (electronic resource)

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Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far
Title
Overkill
Title remainder
when modern medicine goes too far
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Offit, M.D
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An acclaimed medical expert and patient advocate offers an eye-opening look at many common and widely used medical interventions that have been shown to be far more harmful than helpful. Yet, surprisingly, despite clear evidence to the contrary, most doctors continue to recommend them. 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. Illnesses that once were a death sentence, such as HIV and certain forms of cancer, can now be managed, allowing those affected to live longer, healthier lives. Because of these advances, we now live 30 years longer than we did 100 years ago. But while we have learned much in the preceding decades that has changed our outlook and practices, we still rely on medical interventions that are vastly out of date and can adversely affect our health. We all know that finishing the course of antibiotics prevents the recurrence of illness, that sunscreens block harmful UV rays that cause skin cancer, and that all cancer-screening programs save lives. But do scientific studies really back this up? In this game-changing book, Dr. Paul A. Offit debunks fifteen common medical interventions that have long been considered gospel despite mounting evidence of their adverse effects, from vitamins, sunscreen, fever-reducing medicines, and eyedrops for pink eye to more serious procedures like heart stents and knee surgery. Analyzing how these practices came to be, the biology of what makes them so ineffective and harmful, and the medical culture that continues to promote them, Overkill informs patients to help them advocate for their health. By educating ourselves, we can ask better questions about some of the drugs and surgeries that are all too readily available -- and all too heavily promoted." --
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Offit, Paul A
Dewey number
615
Index
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LC call number
RZ
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Drugs
  • Surgery, Unnecessary
  • Medical care
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Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Paul A. Offit, M.D, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780062947512
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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973034fa-6c5a-40e5-833a-9dc4e282dbf1
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remote
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(OCoLC)1150885118
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Overkill : when modern medicine goes too far, Paul A. Offit, M.D, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062947512
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
973034fa-6c5a-40e5-833a-9dc4e282dbf1
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1150885118

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