Consumer Health : A Guide to Intelligent Decisions

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This new edition of the most comprehensive text available in the field continues to provide a vast amount of information to enable consumers to make wise choices regarding health products and services. It offers a panoramic view of the health marketplace, while explaining the scientific methods that are essential for validating claims about how products and services affect health.

Table of Contents

Part I Dynamics of the Health Marketplace

1 Consumer Health Issues

2 Separating Fact from Fiction

3 Frauds and Quackery

4 Advertising and Other Promotional Activities

Part II Health-Care Approaches

5 Science-Based Health Care

6 Mental and Behavioral Help

7 Dental Care

8 The "CAM" Movement

9 Self-Care

10 Health-Care Facilities

Part III Nutrition and Fitness

11 Basic Nutrition Concepts

12 Nutrition Fads, Fallacies, and Scams

13 Weight Control

14 Fitness Concepts, Products, and Services

Part IV Major Health Problems

15 Cardiovascular Diseases

16 Cancer


Part V Other Products and Services

18 Drug Products

19 Skin Care and Image Enhancement

20 Sexual and Reproductive Health

21 Health Devices

22 Coping with Death

Part VI Protection of the Consumer

23 Health Insurance

24 Health-Care Economics

25 Consumer Laws, Agencies, and Strategies

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