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Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths and Bad Advice

Nina Shapiro

There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that, with the hope that we will live longer and better, become thinner, and look younger. In Hype, Nina Shapiro distinguishes between falsehoods and the evidence-backed truth. Shapiro has more than twenty years of experience in both clinical and academic medicine. In her work at Harvard and UCLA, she helps patients make important health decisions every day. She brings those lessons to life in her book with a blend of science and personal stories to discuss her dramatic new definition of “a healthy life.” 

Shapiro will discuss Hype and the popular misconceptions found in the media. Come for a discussion on topics such as exercise and supplements, diets and detoxes, alternative medicine and vaccines, and medical testing and media coverage.

Wednesday, 08/15/18


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$20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students

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San Francisco, CA 94105