The Smart Patient: Mistakes We Make about Our Health—and How to Avoid Them by Gina Kolata

The Smart Patient: Mistakes We Make about Our Health—and How to Avoid Them

byGina Kolata

Kobo ebook | August 11, 2014

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Americans are inundated with medical information. It comes from every direction -- the media, the Internet, well-meaning friends and acquaintances, and an ever-proliferating collection of journals. In 'The Smart Patient -- Mistakes We Make About Our Health -- And How to Avoid Them,' Gina Kolata of The New York Times provides guidance in sorting through this welter, helping readers to make better decisions for themselves. Kolata, one of the country's most respected medical journalists, tells why anecdotal evidence should be viewed with skepticism, why large random studies are more trustworthy than observational ones, when a second opinion is a must, and what questions you should ask your doctor and -- equally important -- what ones you need to ask yourself.

Title:The Smart Patient: Mistakes We Make about Our Health—and How to Avoid ThemFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 11, 2014Publisher:The New York Times CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632951312

ISBN - 13:9781632951311

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