American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness: What You Need to Know about Preventing Illness, Staying Healthy, and Living Longer / Edition 1

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From one of the most trusted names in medicine—a comprehensive guide to preventing illness and promoting wellness People everywhere are continuing to take more control of their health, increasing their focus on illness prevention and self-care. The American Medical Association Complete Guide to Prevention and Wellness gives consumers authoritative, in-depth information on how to prevent disease and stay healthy throughout life. After laying out the foundations of good health, it presents the basic steps we can all take to significantly reduce our health risks and prevent the major killers—including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some forms of cancer. It also explains how to reduce our risk for some of the most common health problems with the help of lifestyle changes and an understanding of what the body needs to maintain wellness. Based on the latest clinical research and filled with information not contained in any other American Medical Association book, this indispensable guide also includes key disease-fighting measures, from stress reduction and smoking cessation techniques to the best way to get a good night's sleep. Chapters that target specific risks for children, adolescents, men, and women make the book an essential resource for every age and stage of life. With an easy-to-navigate format and clear, helpful illustrations, the American Medical Association Guide to Prevention and Wellness gives consumers ready access to the information they need. The American Medical Association is the most trusted source for healthcare information in America. For more than 150 years, it has been the leading group of medical experts in the United States and one of the most respected health-related organizations in the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Nutrition, exercise, health issues, reproductive health and aging are all covered in this informative, no-nonsense guide. Whether anything sets this book apart from many others like it (i.e., the Mayo Clinic guides) is debatable. The information is decidedly up-to-date and well organized. As the title says, the goal of the book is disease prevention and overall wellness rather than a discourse on methods for treating problems once they've occurred. Anyone new to the idea of "wellness" will find this guide a wonderful first course on the subject. Specifically, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and pulmonary issues are covered, as is bone health, digestive health and diabetes. The mind-body connection is fully acknowledged, as is the link between spirituality and well-being. Helpful graphs, charts and illustrations throughout further complement the book's comprehensiveness. (Nov.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470251300
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 1,072,002
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

For more than 150 years, the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION has been the leading group of medical experts in the United States and one of the most respected health-related organizations in the world. The AMA continues to work to advance the art and science of medicine and to be an advocate for patients and the voice of physicians in the United States.
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Table of Contents


1. Nutrition, Prevention, and Wellness.

2. Live Younger Longer with Exercise.

3. Weight, Prevention, and Wellness.

4. Stress, Rest, and Relaxation.

5. Reducing Your Health Risks.

6. Health Care Will Keep You Well.


7. Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes.

8. Avoiding Type 2 Diabetes.

9. Preventing Cancer.

10. Preventing Infections.

11. Keeping Your Bones and Joints Healthy.

12. Keeping Your Digestive System Healthy.

13. Keeping Your Urinary Tract Healthy.

14. Controlling Allergies.

15. Keeping Your Lungs Healthy.

16. Heading Off Headaches.

17. Keeping Your Ears, Nose, and Throat Healthy.

18. Keeping Your Eyes Healthy.

19. Reducing Dementia Risks.

20: Keeping Your Mouth, Teeth, and Gums Healthy.


21. Keeping Your Children Healthy.

22: Adolescents and Wellness.

23. Women's Reproductive Health and Wellness.

24. Men's Reproductive Health and Wellness.

25. Preventing Premature Aging.


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