Hype : a doctor's guide to medical myths, exaggerated claims and bad advice - how to tell what's real and what's not
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781250149305 (hardcover), 1250149304 (hardcover)
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Hopkinton Public Library - Adult
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xvii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781250149305 (hardcover), 1250149304 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-270) and index.
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"There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that--all in the name of living longer, better, thinner, younger. In Hype, Dr. Nina Shapiro distinguishes between the falsehoods and the evidence-backed truth. In her work at Harvard and UCLA, with more than twenty years of experience in both clinical and academic medicine, she helps patients make important health decisions everyday. She's bringing those lessons to life here with a blend of science and personal stories to discuss her dramatic new definition of "a healthy life." Hype covers everything from exercise to supplements, diets to detoxes, alternative medicine to vaccines, and medical testing to media coverage. Shapiro tackles popular misconceptions such as toxic sugar and the importance of drinking eight glasses of water a day. She provides simple solutions anyone can implement, such as worrying less about buying products labeled organic or natural, and more about skipping vaccines, buying into weight-loss fads, and thinking you can treat cancer through diet alone. This book is as much for single individuals in the prime of their lives as it is for parents with young children and the elderly."--Amazon.com.  
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There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, and Shapiro helps readers distinguish between the falsehoods and the evidence-backed truth. Using a blend of science and personal stories, she covers everything from exercise to supplements, diets to detoxes, and medical testing to media coverage, while also providing simple solutions anyone can implement.  

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