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

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.

MLF Organizer Name
Bill Grant

MLF: Health & Medicine

Shapiro photo by Reed Hutchinson

August 15, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Nina Shapiro, M.D.
Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA; Author, Hype