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Know your chances : understanding health statistics

by Woloshin, Steve.

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Physical Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-137) and index.
ISBN: 9780520252226 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520252225 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Author Notes: Lisa Miriam Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York on June 30, 1963. She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985 and a medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1989. She was a medical resident at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, which is where she met her husband Dr. Steven Woloshin.

In 1994, they accepted a research fellowship at Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine. Schwartz received a master of science degree there and they both became professors of medicine and research partners. In 2011, they were named the directors of the Center for Medicine and Media at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Schwartz, Woloshin, and Dr. H. Gilbert Welch collaborated on several books including Know Your Chances and Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health. In 2017, Schwartz and Woloshin received the John P. McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association. She died from cancer on November 29, 2018 at the age of 55.

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