Why Our Health Matters by Andrew Weil audiobook

Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future

By Andrew Weil, MD
Read by Andrew Weil, MD

Blackstone Publishing 9781594630668
6.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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Health care is no longer just a public issue; for millions of Americans it is now a crisis on their own doorstep. The costs of medical care today are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy; yet--even though we spend more money on it than any other country--our national health is far from the best in the world. Many Americans would be surprised to learn that the World Health Organization recently rated America thirty-seventh in health outcomes—on par with Serbia. Tackling the major myths of American medicine, Weil shows how medical schools fail to give future doctors the education they need to care for patients, how insurance companies have destroyed our opportunity to receive excellent care, and how pharmaceutical companies have come to rule our lives. The solution involves nothing less than the creation of a completely new culture of health and medicine in this country--and one that we can each start building today.

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Summary

Health care is no longer just a public issue; for millions of Americans it is now a crisis on their own doorstep. The costs of medical care today are a leading cause of personal bankruptcy; yet--even though we spend more money on it than any other country--our national health is far from the best in the world. Many Americans would be surprised to learn that the World Health Organization recently rated America thirty-seventh in health outcomes—on par with Serbia.

Tackling the major myths of American medicine, Weil shows how medical schools fail to give future doctors the education they need to care for patients, how insurance companies have destroyed our opportunity to receive excellent care, and how pharmaceutical companies have come to rule our lives. The solution involves nothing less than the creation of a completely new culture of health and medicine in this country--and one that we can each start building today.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dr. Weil has arguably become America’s best known doctor.” New York Times Magazine
“Dr. Andrew Weil is an extraordinary phenomenon.” Washington Post
“A primer on integrative medicine that most listeners will find interesting. His proposals—from controlling insurance companies to banning the glamorization of smoking in movies—are likely to reinforce many listeners’ existing views.” AudioFile
“Well read by the author, this engaging audio will appeal to Weil’s many fans and those who appreciate the type of practical straight talk dispensed by the likes of Mehmet Oz and Sanjay Gupta.” Library Journal (starred audio review)
“A remarkably comprehensive brief…This book is the one to read to think broadly, deeply, and clearly about [health-care reform].” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Andrew Weil MD

Author Bio: Andrew Weil MD

Andrew Weil, MD, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of natural health who has devoted thirty years to developing, practicing, and teaching others about the principles of integrative medicine. He is the founder and program director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the author of numerous books on health and healing that have been New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English