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ERIC Number: ED126067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 268
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Consumer Health: Products and Services.
Haag, Jessie Helen
This book presents a general overview of consumer health, its products and services. Consumer health is defined as those topics dealing with a wise selection of health products and services, agencies concerned with the control of these products and services, evaluation of quackery and health misconceptions, health careers, and health insurance. This text provides information for the consumer to make wise decisions as to the purchase of health products and services. The first section is entitled, "Consumer Beware." Chapters dealing with quackery, food faddism, cults and fallacies, questionable health care and health advertising are discussed. In this section, consumers are alerted to the numerous ways in which they are being cheated whether it be through a cure-all medicine or by false advertising. The next section entitled "Wise Consumer," deals with health insurance, physicans, dentists, nurses, hospitals, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, careers in health professions, and consumer protection agencies. This section deals with educating the consumer to the many facets of consumer health. Proper health insurance is discussed along with training procedures for doctors, nurses, and others in the health field. A list of consumer agencies is given and their function is examined. (SK)
Lea and Febriger, 600 Washington Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 ($l0.00)
Publication Type: Books
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