What Doctors Don't Tell You: The Truth about the Dangers of Modern Medicine

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Americans have become so accustomed to following doctors' orders that many prescriptions, medical tests, and surgical procedures are accepted without question. This blind faith can be dangerous! Modern medicine offers us a wide range of powerful treatments for ailments large and small. But did you know that some common "cures" come with ...

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Overview

READING THIS BOOK MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!

Americans have become so accustomed to following doctors' orders that many prescriptions, medical tests, and surgical procedures are accepted without question. This blind faith can be dangerous! Modern medicine offers us a wide range of powerful treatments for ailments large and small. But did you know that some common "cures" come with serious, life-threatening risks, or may do nothing at all?

SOME STARTLING FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Cholesterol-lowering medications can actually increase your chances of dying.
The rise in asthma deaths may be linked to high-strength inhalers.
In many cases, it's safer to do nothing than have surgery for prostate cancer.
Steroids, now widely prescribed for many minor conditions, can cause immediate, permanent,- debilitating damage.
Bone scans to screen for osteoporosis are imprecise, often inaccurate, and may not signify anything.
In the overwhelming majority of cases, antibiotics are prescribed for conditions they cannot treat.
Ritalin, taken by as many as a million American children, has questionable benefits, numerous side effects, and a high potential for addiction or abuse.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health estimates that 90% of patients who undergo bypass surgery receive almost no benefits.
And much more vital information you need to know—before you see your doctor.

"...sheds light on the risks certain medications, treatments, & medical procedures can pose to a patient's health...encourages health-care consumers to ask questions before accepting suggested medical treatments."

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  • ISBN-13: 9780380796076
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.05 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2000

    IGNORANCE CAN BE FATAL

    Many times I have made decisions based on the premise that Doctors are the best when it comes to health. Not so after I read one of the best well researched books that can really save lives. My wife had 2 previous miscarriages and now I know 'Why?'! People here in the Philippines have so much faith in Doctors. This book will shatter the 'myth'! And I'm gonna make it a crusade here just to make sure many will not suffer similar tragedies!

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