And One Pill Makes You Small: Overcoming Fear With Facts and Faith

And One Pill Makes You Small: Overcoming Fear With Facts and Faith

by Randall William Crenshaw

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Americans are using more medical services every year, but as many as half of those services do nothing to improve their health. For many, the alarming rise in health care costs is stretching family budgets to the breaking point. This book challenges the notion that more medical care is always better. A clearer understanding of the health benefits--and the risks--of the most widely prescribed drugs and the most commonly performed procedures will enable you to evaluate your doctors' recommendations in a new light. For example, before you go to see your doctor, you can learn the answers to questions like: What is the exact probability that taking a statin drug will protect me from a heart attack? Does spinal surgery relieve back pain better than rehabilitation programs? Using examples from real patients, you will learn how to steer the conversation with your doctors to be sure your questions are answered and your preferences respected. Finally, if you read this book you will be reminded of the Bible's message about life on earth and life after death--and you will see a clear contrast between that message and what the world is saying.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498225045
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 94
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Randy Crenshaw is a retired emergency room surgeon living in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife of forty-six years. He created a software program that allows patients, health insurance companies, and self-insured employers to find the most cost effective doctors in their communities. He has also served as a medical director for WebMD and for health plans at several academic medical centers. Dr. Crenshaw also holds a master's degree in Biblical Studies from the Birmingham Theological Seminary, and he has authored articles for Tabletalk and World, among other magazines.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 By The Sweat of Your Face 1

Chapter 2 The Stress of Not Getting What I Want 9

Chapter 3 Our Days Are Numbered 19

Chapter 4 Brittle Bones: a Bonanza for Big Pharma 34

Chapter 5 Clean Arteries, Clean Heart 43

Chapter 6 Follow The Money 60

Chapter 7 The Final Battle 72

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