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NetResearch: Finding Information Online

Table of Contents 1. Instant gratification…and beyond Searching the Internet can be fruitful or frustrating. We’ll provide some reasons why it’s sometimes hard to locate things online, introduce some “rules for the road” for successful searching, and discuss the accuracy of information found online. 2. Internet basics We present a basic overview of the World …

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Chiropractic: The Greatest Hoax of the Century?

 Contents Prolog  Chapter 1 Is Chiropractic a Hoax?  Chapter 2 My Second Case  Chapter 3 The Case of Andy Warhol  Chapter 4 “At Your Own Risk, the Case Against Chiropractic”  Chapter 5 Smart Money Exposes Chiropractic  Chapter 6 The Chiropractic Stroke of Linda Solsbury  Chapter 7 A Visit to a Chiropractic College (link to Chirobase)  Chapter …

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Vitamin Pushers Contents

Stephen Barrett, M.D. Victor Herbert, M.D., J.D. Contents Foreword by Gabe Mirkin, M.D., vii Preface, ix Acknowledgments, x About the Authors, xi Important Definitions, xii 1 Some Simple Truths about Nutrition, 1 2 Thirty Ways to Spot Quacks and Pushers, 15 3 “Nutrition Insurance,” “Stress Formulas,” and Related Gimmicks, 37 4 More Ploys That Might …

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Radar, Hula Hoops, and Playful Pigs (Contents)

McGill professor Joe Schwarcz has come out of the ivy closet with a collection of delightful, instructive, witty and thoroughly accessible essays, none of which requires any formal knowledge. Come as you are. His subjects range from the commonplace molecular magic of shampoos, soybeans, blue jeans, chocolate and tea to the truly lurid: the secret …

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The Health Robbers (Contents)

Edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D., and Willliam T. Jarvis, Ph.D. Introduction, v Foreword by Ann Landers, vii 1. How Quackery Sells (Clinical tricks of the supersalesman) William T. Jarvis, Ph.D., and Stephen Barrett, M.D., 1   2. Vitamin Pushers and Food Quacks (How to spot a nutrition hustler) Victor Herbert, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.P., 23 3. …

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Inside Chiropractic: A Patient’s Guide

Chiropractic, which celebrated its centennial in 1995, is a curious mixture of science and pseudoscience, sense and nonsense. Much of it is based on the theory that misaligned spinal bones produce nerve interference that causes disease. Many chiropractors claim that correcting these misalignments (“subluxations”) can restore health and that regular spinal adjustments are essential to …

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Chiropractic: The Victim’s Perspective

George J. Magner, III Contents Foreword by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D., vii About the Author, xi 1 How I Became Involved , 1 2 A Brief History of Chiropractic , 9 3 The Elusive “Subluxation”, 31 4 Chiropractic Education and Licensure, 49 5 Questionable Marketing Tactics , 57 6 “Preventive Maintenance” , 71 7 Dubious …

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Chemical Sensitivity: The Truth about Environmental Illness

Many Americans believe that exposure to common foods and chemicals makes them ill. This book is about people who hold such beliefs but are wrong. Their misbeliefs can be very costly-to health and/or pocketbook-not only for them, but for employers, insurance companies, and others who pay indirectly. Ironically, these accusations are being made at a …

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Consumer Health: Table of Contents

I. Dynamics of the Health Marketplace 1. Consumer Health Issues, 3 Misleading Information, 4 Quackery and Health Fraud, 7 Problems with Products, 8 Problems with Services, 9 Problems with Costs and Access, 10 The Need for Consumer Protection, 11 Intelligent Consumer Behavior, 13 2. Separating Fact from Fiction, 15 How Facts Are Determined, 16 Problems …

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Signs of a Quack Device

How can you tell whether a medical device will live up to the claims made for it? Bob McCoy, curator of the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, provides tips in his book Quack! Tales of Medical Fraud. You should be suspicious if: It is said to use little-known energies that are undetectable by ordinary scientists. …

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