Books

A recommended reading list 

 

Here at CureFacts, we believe consumer awareness is crucial when it comes to choosing effective and safe medical treatments. 

 

The following books and are highly recommended, and can help if you want to learn:

  • What forces drive the healthcare industry
  • Why over treatment and over diagnosis is so frequent
  • How to avoid common biases and misleading information

 

To improve your health intelligence - do your homework! 

 

 

 

 

Hope or Hype

  

Hope or Hype / Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH; Donald L. Patrick, PHD, MSPH

Learn why new treatments are not necessarily good for you.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

Trick or Treatment

  

Trick or treatment / Simon Singh; Edzard Ernst, MD

Why alternative medicine almost always fails the scientific testing.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 Your Medical Mind

 

Your Medical Mind / Jerome Groopman, MD; Pamela Hartzband, MD

Find out what type of healthcare consumer you are.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 The Truth About the Drug Companies

 

The Truth About the Drug Companies / Marcia Angell, MD

A shocking tour behind the scenes of the Big Pharma.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 Doctoring Data

 

Doctoring Data / Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

A witty, funny and very troubling exploration of medical care.

Link to Amazon  

  

  

  

 How Doctors Think

 

How Doctors Think / Jerome Groopman, MD

Common mistakes doctors make, and how to bypass it.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 Overdiagnosed

 

Over Diagnosed / Dr. H. Gilbert Welch

How preventive screening create more harms than benefits.

Link to Amazon  

  

  

   

 Saving Normal

 

Saving Normal / Frances Allen, MD 

 Why psychiatric drugs over-treat the normal, and under-treat the mentally ill.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 Bad Science

 

Bad Science / Ben Goldacre

How pseudo-science impairs public decisions about healthcare.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 The Laws of Medicine

 

The Laws of Medicine / Siddhartha Mukherjee

On the inevitable uncertainty and imprecision of Medical Sciences.

Link to Amazon  

  

 

    

 

  

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