Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions / Edition 9

Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions / Edition 9

by Stephen Barrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0078028485

ISBN-13: 9780078028489

Pub. Date: 03/09/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

The most comprehensive consumer health text available, Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions offers a panoramic view of the health marketplace. You’ll learn how to sharpen your critical consumer skills so you can distinguish valid health claims from those that are fraudulent or misleading. By offering science-based facts and guidelines,

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The most comprehensive consumer health text available, Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions offers a panoramic view of the health marketplace. You’ll learn how to sharpen your critical consumer skills so you can distinguish valid health claims from those that are fraudulent or misleading. By offering science-based facts and guidelines, Consumer Health provides the tools you need to make smart decisions about health-care products and services for yourself and your family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078028489
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Dynamics of the Health Marketplace

1 Consumer Health Issues

2 Separating Fact from Fiction

3 Frauds and Quackery

4 Advertising and Other Promotional Activities
Part II Health-Care Approaches

5 Science-Based Health Care

6 Mental and Behavioral Help

7 Dental Care

8 The "CAM" Movement

9 Self-Care

10 Health-Care Facilities
Part III Nutrition and Fitness

11 Basic Nutrition Concepts

12 Nutrition Fads, Fallacies, and Scams

13 Weight Control

14 Fitness Concepts, Products, and Services
Part IV Major Health Problems

15 Cardiovascular Diseases

16 Cancer

17 HIV / AIDS
Part V Other Products and Services

18 Drug Products

19 Skin Care and Image Enhancement

20 Sexual and Reproductive Health

21 Health Devices

22 Coping with Death
Part VI Protection of the Consumer

23 Health Insurance

24 Health-Care Economics

25 Consumer Laws, Agencies, and Strategies

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