University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jennifer Jacobs MD

Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH is a family practice physician specializing in integrative medicine. She is also a clinical assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington.

She has served on the advisory board of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine, co-founded the special interest group of the American Public Health Association on Complementary and Alternative Health Practices, and has published numerous research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals, such as Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal and the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Jacobs has served on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and as an advisory board member of the monthly magazine Natural Health. Dr. Jacobs divides her time between the Pacific Northwest and Tucson, Arizona.

"Do You Really Need That Pill?" is her new book.

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Scheduled events:
Just Say No to (Unnecessary) Drugs
Jennifer Jacobs will explore the over-medication of America and share best practices to help you avoid unnecessary prescriptions.

Integrated Learning Center Room 125 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Jennifer Jacobs
When Hype is Too Much
Do you need that pill? Will that supplement really help? How right or wrong is the internet? Physicians, authors and journalists Johann Hari, Jennifer Jacobs and Nina Shapiro will help us interpret medical hype.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johann Hari, Jennifer Jacobs, Nina Shapiro
Moderator: Jennifer Barton

Do You Really Need That Pill?
Science / Medicine / Technology
Skyhorse Publishing
June 2018
ISBN 9781510715646
Paperback, 336 pages
$14.99, INSTORE
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A silent epidemic in the U.S. is imperiling our health: over-medication. Today, one-third of all adults take two or more prescription drugs and half of all seniors take more than five daily. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Marshall Foundation

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