25 Medical Tests Your Doctor Should Tell You about... and 15 You Can Do Yourself

Overview

Which medical tests should I receive on a regular basis?

How reliable are medical tests?

When should I be screened for heart disease and other conditions?

What are the most important tests for men, for women, and for children?

Which over-the-counter home tests work best?

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Overview

Which medical tests should I receive on a regular basis?

How reliable are medical tests?

When should I be screened for heart disease and other conditions?

What are the most important tests for men, for women, and for children?

Which over-the-counter home tests work best?

Today’s health-care consumers have faster, easier access to the widest range of medical tests than ever before. Learn the facts—and live smarter, longer, and healthier—with:

25 MEDICAL TESTS YOUR DOCTOR SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT

...and 15 You Can Do Yourself

• Comprehensive, up-to-date information on the most essential tests for you and your family

• A-to-Z listings of screening and diagnostic tests, cross-referenced for easy use

• Simple life-saving screenings everyone should know about—cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, stress, thyroid, and other key indicators of common conditions

• How to talk to your doctor about side effects and whether a test is really needed..

• What you should know about home testing kits—pregnancy, male infertility, drug use, colon cancer, thyroid dysfunction, high cholesterol and glucose levels, and more

• Important information on side effects, an when you need to call your doctor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312373146
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/29/2009
  • Series: Healthy Home Library Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Mitchell is a widely published health journalist. She is the author or coauthor of more than three dozen books on health topics, including three books for St. Martin’s Press’s Healthy Home Library (A Woman’s Guide to Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements; The Complete Book of Nutritional Healing; and A Concise Encyclopedia of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health) as well as The Wonder of Probiotics (coauthored with John R.Taylor, N.D.), Foods That Combat Aging, Your Ideal Supplement Plan in Three Easy Steps, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Back Pain (coauthored with Debra Weiner, M.D.).

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