The Resource The healthy skeptic : cutting through the hype about your health, Robert J. Davis

The healthy skeptic : cutting through the hype about your health, Robert J. Davis

Label
The healthy skeptic : cutting through the hype about your health
Title
The healthy skeptic
Title remainder
cutting through the hype about your health
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Healthy Skeptic explores who the health promoters are - from journalists and celebrities to industry-funded groups and consumer activists - what their motives are, and how they are spinning us in ways we often don't recognize. Robert J. Davis, a health reporter who holds a master's degree in public health and a PhD. in health policy, digs into the science and debunks widely promoted myths and misconceptions about a variety of issues, including cholesterol, sunscreen, superfoods, weight loss, vitamins, disease screening, harmful chemicals, and antiaging remedies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
TXM
Dewey number
613
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA440.5
LC item number
.D38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The healthy skeptic : cutting through the hype about your health, Robert J. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-230) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : health sellers -- Says who? how we know what (we think) we know -- The news media : eat this! -- Diet books : don't eat that! -- Advertisements : take a supplement! -- Government campaigns : watch your cholesterol! -- Celebrities : get tested! -- Health groups : wear sunscreen! -- Consumer activists : beware of chemicals! -- Anti-aging doctors : don't get sick, don't get old, don't die! -- Guaranteed! over-promising on prevention
Control code
ocn847200741
Extent
1 online resource (243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520933231
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/cttt52qb
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33280629
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)847200741
  • pebcs0520933230

Library Locations

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