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Dr Hadler skewers a self-serving medical industry and shows that constant monitoring and unnecessary intervention turn healthy people into patients. Sick with worry, we are a culture panicked over unfounded illnesses. The Last Well Person offers practical solutions on to, cs including aging, obesity, diabetes, and back problems. If you're not afraid of seeing conventional wisdom overturned by hard facts, if you're ready to educate yourself and trust your own judgment, you are ready for Dr Hadler.
About the Author:
Nortin M. Hadler has lectured widely in North America and abroad and testified before the U.S. Congress and U.S. Social Security Board
|Pt. 1||The Methuselah complex||9|
|1||Interventional cardiology and kindred delusions||17|
|2||Fats, fads, and fate||35|
|3||You and your colon||65|
|4||Breast cancer and how the women's movement got it wrong||77|
|Pt. 2||Worried sick||101|
|7||Medicalization of the "worried well"||128|
|8||Turning aging into a disease||146|
|9||Health hazards in the hateful job||166|
|10||Why are alternative and complementary therapies thriving?||177|
|Epilogue : a ripe old age||201|
The two very recent studies that confirm that prostate PSA screening is a waste of time and money, often leading to unnecessary, expensive and crippling procedures, were forecast in detail in this book. The greatest crime of all is the 500,000 US heart bypass operations each year, hugely invasive and expensive procedures, none of which should be performed. Lifestyle (diet, exercise) changes, drugs and/or stents work as well, are far safer and cost a fraction of these open-heart surgeries. Fosamax and similar 'bone drugs' for women? A colossal fraud. Marketing and profits have replaced any concern for our welfare. Our US health care bill this year will be about 2.4 TRILLION dollars, at least half of it totally wasted.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 15, 2006
Difficult, conceptually ,in places but a truly amazing, eye-opening mind-expanding experience. You'll never view healthcare the same way again. At the pinnacle of medicine himself ,yet the author is perhaps one of it's most analytic critics.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.