Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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- McGraw-Hill Higher Education
The most comprehensive text in Consumer Health,this edition continues to provide a vast amount of information to enable consumers to choose health products and services intelligently. New texts now come packaged with Health and Human Performance PowerWeb!
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About the Author
Harriet Hall, M.D., a retired family physician and colonel, served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. Her administrative positions included Chief of Clinic Services and Director of Base Medical Services. She now devotes her time to investigating questionable health claims and writing and lecturing about pseudoscience, quackery, "alternative medicine," and critical thinking. She is a contributing editor to both Skeptical Inquirer and Skeptic magazines and a founding member and editor of the Science-Based Medicine blog.
Robert S. Baratz, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D., an expert on quality of care, is President and Medical Director of South Shore Health Care in Braintree, Massachusetts, where he practices internal, oral, and occupational medicine. He serves on the medical faculties of Boston University and Tufts University and is used as a consultant by many regulatory and law enforcement agencies.
William M. London, Ed.D., M.P.H., is a health educator and professor in the Department of Public Health at California State University, Los Angeles. He is also the associate editor of Consumer Health Digest, co-host of the Credential Watch website, and a member of the editorial board of the journal FACT (Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies: An Evidence-Based Approach).
Manfred Kroger, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has won several teaching awards. He is a science communicator for the Institute of Food Technologists and is scientific editor of its online journal, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Food Science and a scientific advisor to the American Council on Science and Health.
Table of Contents
Part I Dynamics of the Health Marketplace1 Consumer Health Issues2 Separating Fact from Fiction3 Frauds and Quackery4 Advertising and Other Promotional Activities
Part II Health-Care Approaches5 Science-Based Health Care6 Mental and Behavioral Help 7 Dental Care8 The "CAM" Movement9 Self-Care10 Health-Care Facilities
Part III Nutrition and Fitness11 Basic Nutrition Concepts12 Nutrition Fads, Fallacies, and Scams 13 Weight Control14 Fitness Concepts, Products, and Services
Part IV Major Health Problems15 Cardiovascular Diseases16 Cancer17 HIV / AIDS
Part V Other Products and Services18 Drug Products19 Skin Care and Image Enhancement20 Sexual and Reproductive Health 21 Health Devices22 Coping with Death
Part VI Protection of the Consumer23 Health Insurance24 Health-Care Economics25 Consumer Laws, Agencies, and Strategies