Item description for Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems, 3-cd set by Jeffrey Garber...
This is a complete guide to understanding, treating, and living with thyroid disease, from a Harvard Medical School doctor. It dispels common myths and misconceptions about thyroid disease and describes the best diagnostic tests and both conventional and alternative treatment approaches. Offers the latest information.
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Release Date Nov 25, 2007
Publisher Health Text Audio / STI
ISBN 1933310170 ISBN13 9781933310176
Reviews - What do customers think about Harvard Medical School Guide to Overcoming Thyroid Problems, 3-cd set?
Brings nothing new to the table Aug 2, 2005
Probably a very good resource for individuals beginning their research in thyroid problems, a trustworthy source, but this book provided no new information and did not address the problem of continued fatigue, immune deficiency, etc. that comes along with hypothyroid despite the fact that numbers are okay.
Very informative and easy to understand May 27, 2005
I found this book really informative and easy to read. I usually don't write reviews but had to take exception to a previous reviewer comment. The book does say that the disease can be easily diagnosed and then goes on to say many people are not diagnosed. This is just the point, if it's easy why are they not getting diagnosed? The book goes on to say that in many cases it's because the tests are simply not run and that it is often due to the cost involved. I happen to be particularly sensitive to this point and I couldn't agree more.
If you don't have a lot of background on this topic or are not in the medical profession than I would suggest this book. It is written in plain speak and is very informative.
Disappointing, Rehash of the Same Old Info May 24, 2005
Coming from Harvard, I was hoping for much more, but I found this book a disappointment.
Here's a direct quote from the introduction to the book.
"Thyroid diseases are easily diagnosed with a simple blood test and easily treated."
Just this statement alone was enough to tell me that this book is not dealing in the reality of thyroid disease. There are more than 20 million people with thyroid disease (not the 12 million the author quotes) and half of them are undiagnosed. If it's so easily diagnosed and treated, this would not be the case.
If you want more than "easy to diagnose, easy to treat" -- and let's face it, patients deserve more than that -- you're better off with any of the books by the Shameses, Mary Shomon, Elaine Moore, or Ridha Arem.