False Alarm by Marc Siegel
The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear

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Life today for citizens of the developed world is safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history thanks to modern medicine, science, technology, and intelligence. So why is an epidemic of fear sweeping America? The answer, according to nationally renowned health commentator Dr. Marc Siegel, is that we live in an artificially created culture of fear. In False Alarm, Siegel identifies three major catalysts of the culture of fear—government, the media, and big pharma. With fascinating, blow-by-blow analyses of the most sensational false alarms of the past few years, he shows how these fearmongers manipulate our most primitive instincts—often without our even realizing it. False Alarm shows us how to look behind the hype and hysteria, inoculate ourselves against fear tactics, and develop the emotional and intellectual skills needed to take back our lives.

About Marc Siegel

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Marc Siegel, M.D., is a practicing internist, professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Medical Director of Doctor Radio at NYU and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He is a Senior Medical Correspondent for Fox News. Dr. Siegel is a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times Health section, a member of the board of contributors at USA Today, a columnist and blogger for foxnews.com and Forbes, and a frequent contributor to the New York Post, Slate, and other publications. He is the author of several other books, including False Alarm.
Published May 2, 2008 by Wiley. 258 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, History. Non-fiction

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Highly qualified and deeply motivated, Siegel has conducted an intensive and much needed study of the ramifications of living in a time of pervasive fear, when we are constantly threatened with the prospect of biological and/or nuclear warfare.

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