The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine

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Rodale, Feb 16, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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For all the talk about personalized medicine, our health care system remains a top-down, doctor-driven system where individuals are too often bit players in their own health decisions. In The Decision Tree, Thomas Goetz proposes a new strategy for thinking about health, one that applies cutting-edge technology to put us at the center of the equation and explains how the new frontier of health care can impact each of our lives.

 

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Contents

Living by Numbers
3
Toxic Knowledge
29
DNA + Environment You
50
Change Is Hard
70
No Such Thing as Normal
97
Screening for Everything
116
Canaries in the Coal Mine
144
A Little Drug Problem
169
On the Horns of a Dilemma
191
When Patients Become Practitioners
217
When There Is No Doctor
243
Appendix
253
Acknowledgments
259
Bibliography
279
Index
297
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THOMAS GOETZ is the executive editor of Wired magazine. He holds a masters in English Literature from the University of Virginia and a master's in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two boys.

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