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Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far
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Overkill: when modern medicine goes too far (Paperback)

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Is lowering your temperature when you have a fever helpful? Do you really need to finish every round of antibiotics? Or could some of the treatments you think are healing you actually be harming you?







Medicine has significantly advanced in the last few decades. But while we have learned a lot, we still rely on medical interventions that are vastly out of date and can adversely affect our health.







In this game-changing book, infectious-disease expert and Rotavirus vaccine inventor Dr Offit highlights fifteen common medical interventions still recommended and practised by medical professionals, despite clear evidence that they are harmful - including the treatment of acid reflux in babies and the reliance on heart stents and knee surgery.







By presenting medical alternatives, Overkill gives patients invaluable information to help them ask their doctors better questions and to advocate for their own health.

Dr Paul Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman professor of vaccinology and a professor of paediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of ten medical narratives, including Vaccinated, Deadly Choices, and Bad Faith.

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