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Consumer Health : A Guide to Intelligent Decisions,9780078028489
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The most comprehensive consumer health text available, Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisionsoffers a panoramic view of the health marketplace. You'll learn how to sharpen your critical consumer skills so you can distinguish valid health claims from those that are fraudulent or misleading. By offering science-based facts and guidelines, Consumer Healthprovides the tools you need to make smart decisions about health-care products and services for yourself and your family.

Table of Contents

Part I: Dynamics of the Health Marketplace

01 Consumer Health Issues

02 Separating Fact from Fiction

03 Frauds and Quackery

04 Advertising and Other Promotional Activities

Part II: Health-Care Approaches

05 Science-Based Health Care

06 Mental and Behavioral Help

07 Dental Care

08 The “CAM” Movement

09 A Close Look at Chiropractic

Part III: Nutrition and Fitness

10 Basic Nutrition Concepts

11 Nutrition Fads, Fallacies, and Scams

12 Weight Control

13 Fitness Concepts, Products, and Services

Part IV: Personal Health Concerns

14 Personal Health and Safety

15 Cardiovascular Disease

16 Cancer

Part V: Other Products and Services

17 Drug Products

18 Skin care and Image Enhancement

19 Sexual and Reproductive Health

20 Health Devices

21 Coping with Death

22 Health-Care Facilities

Part VI: Protection of the Consumer

23 Health Insurance

24 Health-Care Financing

25 Consumer Laws, Agencies, and Strategies

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