An Evening with Dr. Nortin Hadler
Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (UNC Press)
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At a time when access to health care in the United States is being widely debated, Nortin Hadler argues that an even more important issue is being overlooked. Although necessary health care should be available to all who need it, Hadler urges that before we commit to paying for whatever pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment tell us we need, American consumers need to adopt an attitude of skepticism and arm themselves with enough information to make some of their own decisions, distinguishing good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, making better decisions about their personal health and having a wiser perspective on health-policy issues.
Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., is professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals. In addition to "Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America" (UNC Press), he is author or editor of numerous books, including "The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System."