Original broadcast date: June 21, 2009
It is a jungle of medical information out there on TV, radio, newspapers and journals. Reports appear daily espousing or refuting the latest finding to cure our ills and prevent disease. The contradictions abound and foster confusion for the public and health practitioners alike. It is creating a situation that Dr. Nortin Hadler says is creating a society of “worried sick” people.
- Dr. Nortin Hadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., F.A.C.O.E.M., professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals. Author of “The Last Well Person: How to Stay Well Despite the Health-Care System”, his most recent book is “Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America” and the upcoming “Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society”