Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide

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Now in its third edition and thoroughly updated, "The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide" is the most comprehensive and convenient health guide. It includes new information about different treatments for men and women, a guide to alternative therapies and medicines, and a complete chart of commonly prescribed drugs. Packed with illustrations and useful information on every stage of human development, this guide weighs the pros and cons of different health insurance ...
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Overview

Now in its third edition and thoroughly updated, "The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Medical Guide" is the most comprehensive and convenient health guide. It includes new information about different treatments for men and women, a guide to alternative therapies and medicines, and a complete chart of commonly prescribed drugs. Packed with illustrations and useful information on every stage of human development, this guide weighs the pros and cons of different health insurance plans and explains medical vocabulary in terms a layman can understand. From medical emergencies to everyday health care, it can provide you with the information you need in an instant. Complete with an 8-page color atlas to the human body, dozens of helpful charts and tables, a glossary of medical terms, a lifelong Family Medical Record, and a complete and easy-to-use index, this is the medical encyclopedia that can help you and your family live a longer, healthier life.

"...a comprehensive resource that also includes whole body health and alternative therapies and a guide to laboratory and diagnostic tests."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517596104
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/3/1995
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 932
  • Product dimensions: 8.93 (w) x 11.42 (h) x 2.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The Editors and Contributors
The Editors
Foreword
Pt. I Using Our Health Care System 1
1 How to Get the Care You Need 3
2 Meeting the Health Care Needs of the Aged and Disabled 31
3 Medical Decision Making: Ethical Considerations 46
Pt. II New Approaches to Wellness 65
4 The Fundamentals of Good Health 67
5 The Basics of Good Nutrition 85
6 Smoking, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse 122
7 Health Concerns During Infancy and Childhood 144
8 The Adolescent Years 179
9 Special Health Concerns of Women 198
10 Health Concerns of Men 259
Pt. III Symptoms and Diagnoses 279
11 Symptoms and the Diagnostic Process 281
12 Diagnostic Tests and Procedures 299
Pt. IV First Aid and Safety 335
13 Basics of CPR and Life Support 337
14 Common First-Aid Procedures 354
15 The Basics of Safety 380
Pt. V Treatment and Prevention of Disease 391
16 Heart and Blood Vessel Diseases 393
17 Cancer 430
18 Infectious Diseases 458
19 HIV Infection and AIDS 500
20 Respiratory Diseases and Lung Health 517
21 Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders 540
22 Disorders of the Digestive System 571
23 Blood Disorders 608
24 Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System 624
25 Arthritis 645
26 Brain, Nerve, and Muscle Disorders 672
27 Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders 694
28 Skin Diseases 711
29 Allergies 727
30 The Eyes 739
31 Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat 764
32 Maintaining Oral Health 786
33 Mental and Emotional Health 807
Pt. VI Drugs and Their Use 833
34 Proper Use of Medications 835
App. A: Commonly Prescribed Drugs 848
App. B: Directory of Health Organizations and Resources 862
App. C: Directory of Regional Poison Control Centers 871
App. D: Family Medical Records 873
Glossary 881
Index 905
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