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Worried Sick

Book Digest Two things seem indisputable: American healthcare costs are irrationally inflated and Americans are not commensurately healthy. Nortin M. Hadler, M.D (The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System) has the requisite irreverence and skepticism toward medical providers and the healthcare labyrinth to write a clear-sighted appraisal of the current system’s failures and some sensible suggestions with which to protect ourselves from abuses of treatments such as mammography, colorectal screening, statin drugs, and coronary stents.
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