Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29
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Nina Shapiro, MD, cuts through the confusing clutter of medical advice offered by the media, celebrities, activists and the internet to reveal what’s real and what’s not when it comes to caring for your health.
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From advice on the best diets to news of the latest illness outbreak, a considerable amount of hype swirls around matters of health. How should you, as someone who wants to live long and well, digest all the competing, confusing information in the media? When should you take heed with seriousness or, conversely, have legitimate skepticism? Dr. Nina Shapiro, in conversation with long-time friend and television anchor Dave Price, answers these and other questions, and puts the health issues of the moment into perspective. Learn tools to identify and integrate useful, practical recommendations and to understand the real concerns beneath the sensationalism.Buy tickets/get more info now