Rethinking Aging

Rethinking Aging

Growing Old and Living Well in An Overtreated Society

Book - 2011
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Over the past decade, Hadler has established himself as a leading voice among those who approach the menu of health-care choices with informed skepticism. Only the rigorous demonstration of efficacy is adequate reassurance of a treatment's value, he argues; if it cannot be shown that a particular treatment will benefit the patient, one should proceed with caution. In Rethinking Aging, Hadler offers a doctor's perspective on the medical literature as well as his long clinical experience to help readers assess their health-care options and make informed medical choices in the last decades of life.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780807835067
0807835064
Branch Call Number: 362.1084 H1177R 2011
Characteristics: xvi, 250 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Teaguer
Jan 01, 2014

A very thought-provoking book that opened my eyes. As an older person, I was raised to have pretty much total faith in my physicians. As I grew older, I started to understand that doctors are human and that medicine is still an art as well as a science. This book took me the rest of the way on my journey of realizing that I can contribute to the discussion about my aches and pains and what to do about them and can make educated decisions about the courses to take. I am grateful to Dr. Hadler!

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jbolta
Nov 06, 2012

An important work. A must read for those looking for less hype in medicine.

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JudithE
Mar 10, 2012

I found this book extremely interesting, and it has changed my thinking about how how I will approach my own aging. It may be that not all of the author's conclusions will stand the test of time, since medicine is constantly changing. However, I will now take a look at the data before undergoing medical screening (especially the invasive and pain-causing kinds) and before adding daily drugs to my life.

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