Doctor Examines Medical Advice From Non-Medical People
Paul Offit knows medicine. And so he speaks from a position of some authority when he talks about issues with the human body and its care and maintenance.
Dr. Offit notices that scientists are not really good at imparting simple, bumper-sticker information, so other people--politicians, actors, lobbyists, you name it--fill the breach.
And that's what Dr. Offit addresses in his book Bad Advice, Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information. It gives pointers on how to assess the quality of advice being given. The author joins us.