All the tests we’re told to take to predict our risk of future disease, the mishmash of advice on superfoods and supplements—health information is ubiquitous. All too often the trajectory of modern medicine moves us toward fragmented, generalized care unsupported by evidence. This talk is an informative and entertaining analysis of what’s really what in medical news. We’ll look at how to evaluate evidence and statistics, and particularly at how to free ourselves from the tyranny of the “normal” (measures of blood pressure, cholesterol and so on). Perhaps we can even learn to ignore Dr. Google.
This free event is co-sponsored by the SFU Seniors Lifelong Learners Society.