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Author Novella, Steven, author.

Title Medical myths, lies, and half-truths : what we think we know may be hurting us [Hoopla electronic resource] / Professor Steven Novella.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : The Great Courses, 2010.
Made available through hoopla
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.)) : digital.
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Series Great Courses Audio ;
Novella, Steven. Great Courses Audio. Spoken word ;
Great courses. Better living. Health & wellness. Spoken word.
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Summary True or false: Eight glasses of water a day are mandatory for staying hydrated. Vitamin C protects you from catching a cold. Natural foods are always better for you. What do these nuggets of so-called medical wisdom have in common? They're not true. They're myths, half-truths, and misconceptions - pieces of information so familiar we take them for granted without truly considering the scientific truth behind them. In today's information age, such medical myths are all around us. And using them to make decisions about your own health can be harmful. Even deadly. That's why it's critical to understand the accuracy of medical information and discover the truth about everyday health and well-being. That's the core of this important series of 24 eye-opening lectures from an acclaimed neurologist, educator, and science broadcaster. Dr. Novella will give you evidence-based guidelines for good health, enhance your ability to be better informed about common medical myths, and strengthen your skills at assessing medical information and advice. An essential aid for any home, the lecture series is divided into three sections that focus on specific aspects of health. "You Are What You Eat and Drink": Get pointed looks at proper hydration, the routine use of multivitamins, natural foods and probiotics, antioxidants, and more. "Fighting Diseases": Sort out truth from fiction regarding vaccines, the supposed link between vaccination and autism, chronic diseases, and other subjects. "Exploring the Alternatives": Investigate the claims behind herbal medicines, homeopathy, acupuncture, and other alternatives that aren't as worthwhile as they claim to be. All Lectures: 1. Medical Knowledge versus Misinformation 2. Myths about Water and Hydration 3. Vitamin and Nutrition Myths 4. Dieting - Separating Myths from Facts 5. The Fallacy That Natural Is Always Better 6. Probiotics and Our Bacterial Friends 7. Sugar and Hyperactivity 8. Antioxidants - Hype versus Reality 9. The Common Cold 10. Vaccination Benefits - How Well Vaccines Work 11. Vaccination Risks - Real and Imagined 12. Antibiotics, Germs, and Hygiene 13. Vague Symptoms and Fuzzy Diagnoses 14. Herbalism and Herbal Medicines 15. Homeopathy-One Giant Myth 16. Facts about Toxins and Myths about Detox 17. Myths about Acupuncture's Past and Benefits 18. Myths about Magnets, Microwaves, Cell Phones 19. All about Hypnosis 20. Myths about Coma and Consciousness 21. What Placebos Can and Cannot Do 22. Myths about Pregnancy 23. Medical Myths from around the World 24. Roundup-Decluttering Our Mental Closet
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Medical misconceptions.
Medicine -- Study and teaching.
Added Author Novella, Steven.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781682763551 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1682763552 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT12329132
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