Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor
- ISBN: 9781553654537
- Tags: Alan Cassels, Health & Wellness, Melissa Sweet, Ray Moynihan,
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 8
- Published On: 2/23/2009
- 256 Pages
A well-balanced, accessible guide to taking control of your personal health.
Despite lifesaving technologies and wonder drugs, much is wrong with modern medicine. From diagnosis and treatment to medical politics and economics, Ten Questions You Must Ask Your Doctor sounds the alarm, without being alarmist, about the pitfalls of the medical system.
Health writers Moynihan and Sweet take a balanced approach to prescription drugs and natural remedies alike and conclude each chapter with questions that patients can take with them to their doctors' offices. They discuss:
- the downsides of medical testing
- misdiagnosis and side effects
- withheld information about treatment options and operations who profits from various procedures
- a variety of conditions, including adhd, osteoporosis, and back pain
Ray Moynihan has covered the business of health care for more than a decade with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Financial Review, and the British Medical Journal. He is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books, including Selling Sickness, which has been translated into a dozen languages. Moynihan lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Melissa Sweet is the author of The Big Fat Conspiracy and co-author of Smart Health Choices: Making Sense of Health Advice. She is adjunct senior lecturer at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and the School of Medicine at Notre Dame University, Sydney campus.