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The healthy skeptic : cutting through the hype about your health / Robert J. Davis.

  • Davis, Robert J., 1963-
Date:
[2008], ©2008
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008], ©2008.

Physical description

243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-230) and index.

Contents

Introduction : health sellers -- Says who? how we know what (we think) we know -- The news media : eat this! -- Diet books : don't eat that! -- Advertisements : take a supplement! -- Government campaigns : watch your cholesterol! -- Celebrities : get tested! -- Health groups : wear sunscreen! -- Consumer activists : beware of chemicals! -- Anti-aging doctors : don't get sick, don't get old, don't die! -- Guaranteed! over-promising on prevention.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WA590 2008D26h
    Open shelves

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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780520249189
  • 0520249186